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West Ham make Soucek appeal decision

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West Ham United have made an immediate decision to appeal the red card handed out by so called referee Mike Dean to Tomas Soucek.

ClaretandHugh understands the Hammers made the decision immediately after the 90 minutes and the Czech midfield star will play at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the fifth round FA  Cup tie, if selected, should the Football Association’s Appeals committee not have sat by then.

David Moyes was utterly appalled by the decision and even Scotty Parker was embarrassed by commenting cynically the game was coming to the point where there would no no need for players to wear shin pads.

ClaretandHugh understands the club will appeal immediately against a red card which has been roundly criticised everywhere with Jamie Redknapp commenting it allowed the focus to be on Dean which is “just the way he likes it.”

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Soucek may be the Hammers most influential player and a three match ban against Man U, Sheffield United and the Spuds would have been a big blow to the club remaining in a top six position.

 

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6 comments on “West Ham make Soucek appeal decision

  1. Can you publicise this petition re Dean? http://chng.it/9CNPtZmvMD

  2. Mike Dean should no longer be refereeing, his time for him is at a near end, from a spectators view he is extremely frustrating and I DO NOT PAY TO SEE HIM RUN THE SHOW AND MAKE IT ALL ABOUT MIKE DEAN! Refs use to retire at 48 yo therefore he is 4 years over stayed, go now whilst you can still walk!

  3. Before VAR was introduced players were getting booked for deliberate diving, to deter players. It seems to me that even when VAR now overturn a penalty/goal for someone going down too easily (cheating), that this doesn’t happen anymore! Anyone else noticed that and can explain why?

    • Yes Macca, I’ve noticed that too, but I can’t explain it. It’s clear and obvious that a lot of referees seem to be forgetting that it’s their responsibility for everything that happens on the pitch. And don’t get me started about delayed offside flags, incomprehensible handball rules and offside being down to millimetres … and while I’m at it, ‘Free The West Ham One’ … Rant over, roll on Tuesday …

  4. It won’t get overturned even though literally everyone who has seen it, thinks the decision was ridiculous. They always need to be seen as backing each other. Ultimately there was contact and they’ll hide behind it. No one can 100% prove a lack of intent, so they won’t overturn the decision.

  5. Mitrovich needs to speak up at the appeal – his theatrical ‘drop’ could help Sheffield United!!! Mike Dean? Not fit for purpose – we all know it.

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