No red card appeal for York City's Jason Walker and Andre Boucaud

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YORK City will not appeal against the red cards shown to Jason Walker and Andre Boucaud at Barrow.

The pair were both dismissed during stoppage time in Saturday’s Holker Street clash but, after watching the match DVD, manager Gary Mills will not be contesting their three-match suspensions.

Walker and Boucaud will now miss Saturday’s trip to Forest Green Rovers followed by the back-to-back home matches against Lincoln on November 29 and Kettering on December 3.

“We’ve had a look at the incidents and we won’t be appealing,” Mills told The Press. “Their players were naughty in what they did, but Jason retaliated.

“It wasn’t bad or anything major, but it’s not something that would be worth appealing against and running the risk of adding an extra game to his ban. Before the incident happened, there were a couple of decisions that should have gone in Jason’s favour, but the referee has only reacted to Jason’s challenge.

“One of the other challenges from them was pretty nasty, but the referee has either not seen it or decided not to give anything. Andre raised his hands and reacted to somebody who had been winding him up all game so we won’t be appealing against that either.

“He will be disappointed that he reacted in the way he did and their players will have been happy to get two of ours sent off because they’d been trying to do that right up until the 95th minute.”

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12:50pm Tue 22 Nov 11

eborexile says...

If we lose against FGR due to the loss of players, Barrow will have shot themselves in the foot as Forest Green are one of their closest rivals.
Mind you if we are the real deal we should still have enough on Saturday and a rest for Jason to recuperate may in the long run prove to be beneficial. Andre will be missed but again may be fresher come the end of the season as a result. After all SAF at Man U often rests key players in November and historically they usually finish stronger than their rivals. I hope we don't get charged with failing to control players and that the silver lining does exist.

However the big lesson? Don't rely on Batty Parker's descriptions of refereeing decisions and prospects for appeals.

Saturday's team selection from Gary will be an interesting one!
If we lose against FGR due to the loss of players, Barrow will have shot themselves in the foot as Forest Green are one of their closest rivals. Mind you if we are the real deal we should still have enough on Saturday and a rest for Jason to recuperate may in the long run prove to be beneficial. Andre will be missed but again may be fresher come the end of the season as a result. After all SAF at Man U often rests key players in November and historically they usually finish stronger than their rivals. I hope we don't get charged with failing to control players and that the silver lining does exist. However the big lesson? Don't rely on Batty Parker's descriptions of refereeing decisions and prospects for appeals. Saturday's team selection from Gary will be an interesting one! eborexile
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12:58pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Sir Alex says...

I am now fully expecting a Championship level reserve striker to come in for a month. Blackstock??
I am now fully expecting a Championship level reserve striker to come in for a month. Blackstock?? Sir Alex
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1:36pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Tug job says...

Sir Alex wrote:
I am now fully expecting a Championship level reserve striker to come in for a month. Blackstock??
I'm not, Sir Alex!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: I am now fully expecting a Championship level reserve striker to come in for a month. Blackstock??[/p][/quote]I'm not, Sir Alex! Tug job
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3:45pm Tue 22 Nov 11

RooBeck says...

I think GM has probably realised that the FA will back-up the officials in these cases because the players have, by the laws of the game, committed the offences. That said, they were of a minor and in Andre Boucaud's case, dubious nature and the referee should look at why this resentment built-up and why in the 95th. minute of play, it suddenly went pear-shaped. The trick is to keep players on the pitch and only punish the really serious offences and though this official would be backed by the FA for issuing the two red-cards, you could also say that any referee would be justified in sending-off every player who used for example, foul and abusive language. Trouble here would be, that due to the prevailing culture in football, at all levels, if you did, you would end-up abandoning the match within about 2o minutes for having less than 7 players a team on the pitch!! A lot of posts on here bemoaned the standard of refereeing in Saturday's match, where a blatant, stonewall penalty in City's favour wasn't spotted and worst of all, the un-sporting/mischiev
ous/conning actions of some home players, that was allowed to go un-punished and not least the actions of some Barrow players in the melee at the end. Mr.Evans needs to reflect on this and his overall performance when he submits his report to the FA and the Barrow management need to go public and condemn the un-sporting actions of some of their players!!!
I think GM has probably realised that the FA will back-up the officials in these cases because the players have, by the laws of the game, committed the offences. That said, they were of a minor and in Andre Boucaud's case, dubious nature and the referee should look at why this resentment built-up and why in the 95th. minute of play, it suddenly went pear-shaped. The trick is to keep players on the pitch and only punish the really serious offences and though this official would be backed by the FA for issuing the two red-cards, you could also say that any referee would be justified in sending-off every player who used for example, foul and abusive language. Trouble here would be, that due to the prevailing culture in football, at all levels, if you did, you would end-up abandoning the match within about 2o minutes for having less than 7 players a team on the pitch!! A lot of posts on here bemoaned the standard of refereeing in Saturday's match, where a blatant, stonewall penalty in City's favour wasn't spotted and worst of all, the un-sporting/mischiev ous/conning actions of some home players, that was allowed to go un-punished and not least the actions of some Barrow players in the melee at the end. Mr.Evans needs to reflect on this and his overall performance when he submits his report to the FA and the Barrow management need to go public and condemn the un-sporting actions of some of their players!!! RooBeck
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4:31pm Tue 22 Nov 11

JamesHinch says...

Mills will definately bring in another striker but suspect it will be permanent signing rather than loanee. We are very short upfront in the centre, assuming 433 still used without JW.
Mills will definately bring in another striker but suspect it will be permanent signing rather than loanee. We are very short upfront in the centre, assuming 433 still used without JW. JamesHinch
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4:58pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Daley Mayall says...

An appeal costs £300 per player apparently, so for the sake of £600 we ain't bothered following this case up.

Rumours abound that ASHIKODI of Kettering has signed up.
An appeal costs £300 per player apparently, so for the sake of £600 we ain't bothered following this case up. Rumours abound that ASHIKODI of Kettering has signed up. Daley Mayall
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5:09pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Sir Alex says...

Ashikodi - the guy who got sent off earlier in the season for fighting his own player??? Brave one from Mills if that is the case although he is capped for England at school boy levels....
Ashikodi - the guy who got sent off earlier in the season for fighting his own player??? Brave one from Mills if that is the case although he is capped for England at school boy levels.... Sir Alex
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7:38pm Tue 22 Nov 11

Even AndyD says...

Wise move by Mills. Just got to take it and move on. Walker seems to be carrying an injury anyway, so blessing in disguise maybe. Whilst I'd like to see Moke have a bash at FGR and Lincoln's defence.
Wise move by Mills. Just got to take it and move on. Walker seems to be carrying an injury anyway, so blessing in disguise maybe. Whilst I'd like to see Moke have a bash at FGR and Lincoln's defence. Even AndyD
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