West Ham unlikely to be reinstated in FA Cup

FA Cup.jpg-pwrt3Manchester City have been charged in relation to The FA’s Rules on Anti-Doping.

The FA say it is alleged the club failed to ensure that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d). City have until 19th January 2017 to respond to the charge.

This has led someone West Ham fans to suggest on social media that Manchester City could be chucked out of the FA Cup competition as a punishment. Although unlikely FA rules do permit a previously beaten team to be reinstated when rules have been broken.

That fate happened to Bury in 2006 who beat Chester 3-1 only for Chester to be re-instated after Bury was found to have fielded an ineligible player called Stephen Turnbull who was on loan with them.

A fine is the more likely punishment for City but West Ham fan Parliamentary Sketch Writer and Political Correspondent at the Independent joked on twitter: “Why would they punish us as well?” on the suggestion of the Hammers being reinstated.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “West Ham unlikely to be reinstated in FA Cup

  1. I don’t think a fine is really much of a punishment for Citeh.

  2. Please don’t even go there. How embarrasing would that be. Beaten by a much better side on the night. Let it go.

  3. Knowing us we would get reinstated and and then lose to Wigan. Don’t wanna sound despondent but that’s just us. COYI X

  4. r funny if we where and then go on and win it lol

  5. Cant understand why no one has picked up on the fact that the referee arbitrarily decided to stop the game without playing any injury time. That is a valid gripe. Yaya (Gob Bless him!) lay down for about six minutes… the forth official had the board ready, after Spider-Mannand his side kick left (idiot) Oliver blew up immediately. How can he do that? Not saying the outcome would have been soudèrent but the result? Did anyone have a bet on the correct score 0:6 … or 1:5? If so, you were done. Referees make it up as they go alone. They don’t enforce the rules. They are beyond control. Did anyone else not think that was outrageous or am I wrong?

    • No it was strange i thought the same.It was like Oliver thought f@ck this for a game of soldiers i wanna get home.

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