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2017/18 Diving Ban Panel Announced

2017/18 Diving Ban Panel Announced

Following on from the news that the Football Association would look at retrospective action for diving this season, the all important panel responsible for reviewing footage after each match day has now been named.

A three person panel will be chosen each week from a pool of 13 former players, managers and match officials and will review footage of a Monday to look for match effecting incidents of diving or feigning injury where the clear aim was to gain an advantage through an act of deception.

Players unanimously found guilty will be banned in future, but this will only occur in cases where the offending player's team were awarded a penalty or saw the opponent sent off.

Yellow cards or red cards will be automatically rescinded in such circumstances.

The exact wording from the FA is 'successful deception of a match official' and applies to the following cases.

...the offending player`s team has been:-
awarded a penalty; and/or
an opposing player has been sent-off where the act of simulation and/or feigning injury led to a straight red card or caused one of the two cautions that led to the dismissal.

The panel pool are:

Former Players/Managers:

Nigel Adkins
Rachel Brown-Finnis
Terry Butcher
Lee Dixon
Alex McLeish
Danny Murphy
Chris Powell
Trevor Sinclair

Former match officials:

Keren Barratt
Steve Dunn
Mike Mullarkey
Alan Wiley
Eddie Wolstenhome

They will only review footage where there is an obvious case to answer and given any conflicts of interests, clubs played for or managed will be factored into which pool member gets the call.

With a number of pundits on the panel, it'll be interesting to watch post match comments for indications.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday August 5 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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Einstein was a very wise man,he had a theory,what goes up must come down,he created the notion,the term gravity. I doubt that he would have thought gravity's effects would be stronger on a football pitch however with some players it appears it is,once on the field some simply can't stay on their feet however when off the pitch they can remain upright. In all seriousness these guidelines are welcome.To gain an unfair advantage by cheating in any manner when playing football is wrong,it's welcoming to see this now being addressed,those players who dive week in week out will have to be wary,hopefully it will get rid of cheating,all fans would wish for a fair game,sure these incidents probably do equal out over a season however it's better still not to have them ruining a game at all.
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13/08/2017 13:32:00
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