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Jones fumes at FAW

Jones fumes at FAW

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has spoken out against the current process of appealing against red card decisions.

Cardiff players have received 4 red cards this season, 3 of which went to appeal. The procedure is different for Cardiff, Wrexham and Swansea as their appeals are heard by a designated Football Association of Wales panel rather than the FA panel faced by every other club in the football leagues.

The notion is strange given the lack of power held by the FAW and the fact that an advantage or disadvantage could be conferred onto Welsh clubs by this differing procedure.

Earlier this season a Stephen McPhail redcard was overturned by the FAW aafter a tussle against Colchester where the two players involved seems to become tangled. Dave Jones maintained that a red card was undeserved but that he held little hope of a retraction based on previous appeals but the ban was overturned, something which surprised and angered many Colchester United fans who felt the ban should have stood.
Some U's fans felt that the FAW were biased and saw Cardiff City's success as a benefit to the FAW.

Only one ban has been overturned by the procedure after numerous appeals leading Dave Jones to comment that the appeals process is biased against Welsh Clubs:

'No one will ever change my mind that it was not violent conduct but the FAW deemed it to be.' Jones said.

'It strengthens my belief that I should be going to the English FA rather than to the FAW.'

'Why should we, Wrexham and Swansea not go to the people that are running the league we are playing in?'


Lee Hendrie was recently caught by a McPhail arm as the Irishman walked away from a challenge and Jones accused Hendrie of unsportsmanlike behaviour in overacting to get McPhail sent off.


It does seem strange that Welsh clubs should be different despite playing in the English Leagues and the figures speak for themselves with just one successful appeal in recent years despite numerous appeals.


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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday December 4 2006
Time: 1:43PM

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