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The Football Association has confirmed that no disciplinary action will be taken against Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa for his challenge on Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun on Sunday.

I wish they had taken action. I would have no problem with him being out of first team reckoning for a few weeks.

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Not only that but if Frank goes to get card resinded, they can now use this to protect Riley; "Why are you going for a card resinded when we just let Jose off for kicking studs in a players back"

Like you Loz, but for this reason, I wished he would have been punished.

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Not only that but if Frank goes to get card resinded, they can now use this to protect Riley; "Why are you going for a card resinded when we just let Jose off for kicking studs in a players back"

Like you Loz, but for this reason, I wished he would have been punished.

Perhaps if he was charged we'd ask them to take another look at what Gerrard got away with during the game!!!

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He should have been punished. Also it seems as though quite a few pundits felt that it should have been Alonso and not Lampard that should have walked in that incident. So technically you could argue we should have been playing 11 v. 9 at that point.

Our display didn't deserve anything but nevertheless we weren't helped by terrible reffing. Last time we went there in a league game the ref got banned for getting a penalty wrong. Why isn't Riley under the same scrutiny?

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Bosingwa is a lucky boy. There was no excuse for what he did. However, some of the reporting of what happened is scandalous. He did not kick the player at all. He put his foot on his back and pushed him over. Not pleasant and not right and I'd have had no complaints if he'd been sent off but it was not a kick.

Similarly, Lampard's tackle has been described as "with studs showing" which is also bollocks. He played the ball with the top of his foot. Some papers have described Gerrard's tackle as similar when it was actually much worse.

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The Football Association has confirmed that no disciplinary action will be taken against Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa for his challenge on Liverpool's Yossi Benayoun on Sunday.

I wish they had taken action. I would have no problem with him being out of first team reckoning for a few weeks.

they can't. under the fifa rules the fa can't take action if the incident is seen at the by the match officials. the linesman clearly saw it, so that's it. stupid rule if you ask me.

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I am disappointed he didn't get punished. Quite a few reasons why.

1. It is the right thing. He got away with something he shouldn't have done and it is not fair. We will be getting a lot of stick for this as fans and, tbh, quite rightly so. I know he is a Chelsea player and as such, I stand behind him and support him, but he should have got what he deserved.

2. A few games off the pitch might have helped him recover some form, as he has been very poor lately.

3. A 3-match ban might have meant we would have gotten to see Ivanovic in right back and I don't need to tell you how impressive he has been every time he plays. We can't be certain of that, however, as its more likely Scolari would pick Ferreira or Belletti ahead of Ivan Grozny.

4. It gives a perfect excuse for the FA to keep Lamps' red and he is a much, much more important player to us than Boss.

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What Bosingwa did was incredibly dumb, and it once again makes the sending off that much more unbelievable.

I heard that he has officially apologized on the club website. I wanted to see some fight out of the players, but not like that

Similarly, Lampard's tackle has been described as "with studs showing" which is also bollocks. He played the ball with the top of his foot. Some papers have described Gerrard's tackle as similar when it was actually much worse.

I have seen people defend alonso's reaction, i.e. rolling on the ground after the whistle went as being because he caught the bottom of Frank's foot on the way in with his sickle kick. Utter crap, of course, but seeing that kick replayed again and again made me realize how, with Alonso kicking full force for the middle of his leg, that couldve easily easily been a cracked or broken bone. Its absolutely sick that he got nothing, and amazing that Frank got up and walked away in his astonishment.

I get the feeling that Riley grabbed for a red instinctually seeing the clash and then, for whatever reason, maybe it was the crowd, gave it to Frank because he lost his nerve on the run over. Either way he succeeded in getting people talking about him, so I guess that is mission accomplished.

btw, that is five players Alonso has gotten red carded this season. Five. I have started to question my assessment of him as one of the few dippers I actually dont mind

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I wouldn't be surprised if the FA now reject Lampard's appeal. They aren't going to let us off twice in two days. I know which player I'd rather lose for three games.

i thought that to

it was either nail one or the other, so lamps will probably get an undeserved break

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Just to prove that the FA is as blind as a bat, I have no doubt they will reject the Lampard appeal :) I was really hoping FA can give Scolari a hand not picking Bosingwa, but FA never do s** for us!

Hell that was the best stab in the back I have seen for a while, on a f** scouser! ;)

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I posted this before I got to this thread but it is even more relevant here

jeeeezus - I really do despair with some of you

He sorted out some rat-munching scumbag who was taking the piss, and it was the high-spot of the match for me. The man very nearly got my MOTM vote because of that, and if the rest of the team, Alex and Frank excluded, had shown one tenth of that sort of passion we might not have lost the match.

Drop the man because he KICKED a SCOUSER? He deserves a pay rise FFS

kev

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I have to say that Bosingwa is getting disproportionate coverage in the media. What he did was stupid and how the officials and FA haven't taken action is a joke but he was never going to injure the player. It was no more than a shove with his foot.

The Gerrard over the top tackle was dangerous and could easily have broken a leg. There should be a lot more focus on how he got away with that than on Bosingwa.

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Reply to yorkley from the Hull thread...

He should of been banned though, what's the harm in saying that?

We'd of all gone f**king nuts if that c**t Gerro did that to one of our players and got away with it, and rightly so.

I'll defend players 100% where possible, but what he did was pretty indefensible as far as I'm concerned, it was kinda funny, sure, but also really f**king stupid.

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