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Newcastle Derek Llambias has said that the FA's disciplinary procedures are not fit for purpose
after it was announced that Wigan's McManaman would not been charged for that tackle on Massadio Haidara.
The reason being that one of the linesman had actually seen the incident during the game.
Do you agree with the Toons managing director?
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well we seem to be in a situation where a tackle of such scummery can go literally unpunished and so it is an unavoidable conclusion that the current set up is fundamentally flawed.
we can all see the reason behind it but the inflexibility in extreme circumstances leave it wide open to ridicule.
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of course they need to change the procedure ...it is ludicrous that a challenge such as the one by Wigan's McManaman can go unpunished simply because an official saw it ...its laughable , the excuse that if the rules were changed to allow such reviews after a game , it would lead to countless appeals from clubs is very poor .
I am sure that a panel could differentiate between a challenge such as pne suffered by Aaron Ramsey and just a clumsy tackle that happens every week in the league ...these officials are supposed to know what is ok and what is way over the top ..
The fact that McManaman is escaping totally unpunished makes a mockery of the FA ...but we have known that for ages now .
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Procedures don't need to be changed since the FA can had retrospective disciplinary actions in special cases. It's just ridiculous that the FA played blind.
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