Official Controversy

Will Alex Ferguson be kicked out of football?

Union chief calls for over-the-top punishment

Alex Ferguson speaks clamly with Alan Wiley

In March 2008, Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying “the haranguing of referees is ridiculous,” a comment that sat well with the FA’s Respect campaign. The Manchester Utd manager seemed to [...]

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Official Complaint

German stars speak out about refereeing problems in the Bundesliga

Beckenbauer and Lehmann fail to see eye to eye over dissent issue

Jens Lehmann and Franz Beckenbauer

After seeing yellow for protesting over an opponent’s feigned injury in a 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, Stuttgart keeper and perennial complainer Jens Lehmann said [...]

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Forgiveness

Megson goes beyond call of duty with display of respect

Bolton boss harbours no bad feelings towards Rob Styles

gary megson

When Gary Megson’s described Rob Styles’ decision to point to the spot after Jlloyd Samuel’s impressive challenge on Cristiano Ronaldo as “hugely embarrassing”, there were few people who blamed him.

Yes, a big deal has been made of [...]

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Daily Democracy

Vote: Is Manchester Utd’s £25k fine completely pointless?

Red Devils naughty behaviour punished with minuscule penalty

Chelsea/ Manchester United Image: PA Photos

For receiving a mammoth seven yellow cards during their deadlocked visit to Stamford Bridge yesterday, Manchester Utd were treated to an automatic fine of £25k. Throughout the match, Rio Ferdinand was in a typically [...]

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