Bradford City feel sense of Kyle Bennett injustice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kyle Bennett leaves the field after his red card against Preston Kyle Bennett leaves the field after his red card against Preston

The Football Association may review their appeals procedure following the red card clash between Kyle Bennett and Preston opponent Neil Kilkenny.

City’s on-loan winger is banned for today’s trip to his boyhood club Wolves but Kilkenny is free to play for North End against Notts County.

Both clubs had appealed over Tuesday night’s double dismissal but Preston argued against referee Stuart Attwell’s decision and City disputed the severity of the three-game punishment.

It highlighted the dilemma that clubs face because they can only appeal against one or the other – something that the FA could now address.

City boss Phil Parkinson said: “It’s almost comical. We went from being delighted to get Kyle’s ban down to one game to feeling a sense of injustice.

“The FA have got to look at it because the situation is ridiculous as it is.

“Surely you can just appeal a sending-off and then they should be able to decide whether it’s reduced or rescinded.

“I’ve never known an incident like this. It just doesn’t seem right.

“Obviously the main instigator of the sending-off has ended up with nothing. We still have to take the one-game ban.”

City would probably not have won their case if they had appealed directly against the sending off.

The law states that raising your hands to another player’s chest warrants a yellow card, whereas raising them to the throat or face means an automatic red.

It might have been the slightest of touches but Bennett did appear to catch Kilkenny’s neck. So had City argued against the card, not the punishment, the winger would have been stuck with a three-game ban.

Preston had more flexibility because the video evidence of Kilkenny making contact was inconclusive, so they successfully argued against the fact that he had connected above the shoulders.

But City were still fuming that, by tumbling to the floor, the Australian’s dramatic reaction prompted Attwell to give them both their marching orders.

Parkinson said: “Kilkenny was the initial aggressor and he’s then fallen over to try and get Kyle sent off.

“Without that happening there wouldn’t have been a red card and he ends up getting off scot-free.”

City did try to do some late business on transfer deadline day, with sources in the north-east linking them with Matty Dolan of Middlesbrough.

Parkinson, who extended goalkeeper Arron Jameson’s loan until the end of the season, will now renew his hunt for a left back and another midfielder when the emergency loan window reopens in a week’s time.

Former player of the year Luke Oliver made his expected Valley Parade exit yesterday.

The giant centre half agreed to cancel his contract to become a free agent and is set to join ambitious non-league outfit Forest Green.

Oliver, signed by Peter Taylor in 2010, overcame a tough start to establish himself as a fans’ favourite and swept the board at the club’s awards two years later.

But a ruptured Achilles tendon at the start of last season saw him miss out on both Wembley appearances.

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8:53am Sat 1 Feb 14

Freddy says...

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In my 60 years of supporting City and observing Football. I have often said that the Player that commits a foul. Gets away with punishment--WHEN THE PLAYER WHO WAS FOULED --RETALIATES!.
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I have seen this time and time again. The Player who retaliates--gets punished.
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The FA ( F*ck All) continue to endorse their incomprehensible actions, and decisions, every time they deliberate over these appellant decisions.
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In the light of these ridiculous actions of the FA. I wonder what a top prosecuting Barrister would achieve--with those that made these decisions.
Should they be charged and made to appear in a Court .
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* In my 60 years of supporting City and observing Football. I have often said that the Player that commits a foul. Gets away with punishment--WHEN THE PLAYER WHO WAS FOULED --RETALIATES!. * I have seen this time and time again. The Player who retaliates--gets punished. * The FA ( F*ck All) continue to endorse their incomprehensible actions, and decisions, every time they deliberate over these appellant decisions. * In the light of these ridiculous actions of the FA. I wonder what a top prosecuting Barrister would achieve--with those that made these decisions. Should they be charged and made to appear in a Court . * Freddy
  • Score: 2

9:48am Sat 1 Feb 14

claret or green ? says...

Freddy wrote:
*
In my 60 years of supporting City and observing Football. I have often said that the Player that commits a foul. Gets away with punishment--WHEN THE PLAYER WHO WAS FOULED --RETALIATES!.
*
I have seen this time and time again. The Player who retaliates--gets punished.
*
The FA ( F*ck All) continue to endorse their incomprehensible actions, and decisions, every time they deliberate over these appellant decisions.
*
In the light of these ridiculous actions of the FA. I wonder what a top prosecuting Barrister would achieve--with those that made these decisions.
Should they be charged and made to appear in a Court .
*
eh ???
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * In my 60 years of supporting City and observing Football. I have often said that the Player that commits a foul. Gets away with punishment--WHEN THE PLAYER WHO WAS FOULED --RETALIATES!. * I have seen this time and time again. The Player who retaliates--gets punished. * The FA ( F*ck All) continue to endorse their incomprehensible actions, and decisions, every time they deliberate over these appellant decisions. * In the light of these ridiculous actions of the FA. I wonder what a top prosecuting Barrister would achieve--with those that made these decisions. Should they be charged and made to appear in a Court . *[/p][/quote]eh ??? claret or green ?
  • Score: 1

10:14am Sat 1 Feb 14

bcfc mad85 says...

What a joke if anything Kilkenny need to take a long hard look in the mirror cos at the end off the day he is a cheat and every body knows it apart from the d#@k heads at the fact the cheat gets to play this weekend band Bennett don't they also need to take a long hard look at the referees this season the standards have been really poor
What a joke if anything Kilkenny need to take a long hard look in the mirror cos at the end off the day he is a cheat and every body knows it apart from the d#@k heads at the fact the cheat gets to play this weekend band Bennett don't they also need to take a long hard look at the referees this season the standards have been really poor bcfc mad85
  • Score: 1

10:45am Sat 1 Feb 14

silverbantam says...

"The law states that raising your hands to another player’s chest warrants a yellow card, whereas raising them to the throat or face means an automatic red."

This is not tue. I am a qualified ref and all the law regarding voilent conduct is:

"

Violent conduct

A player is guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball.

He is also guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against a team-mate, spectator, match official or any other person.

Violent conduct may occur either on the field of play or outside its boundaries, whether the ball is in play or not.

Advantage should not be applied in situations involving violent conduct unless there is a clear subsequent opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player guilty of violent conduct when the ball is next out of play.

Referees are reminded that violent conduct often leads to mass confrontation, therefore they must try to avert this with active intervention.

A player, substitute or substituted player who is guilty of violent conduct must be sent off."
"The law states that raising your hands to another player’s chest warrants a yellow card, whereas raising them to the throat or face means an automatic red." This is not tue. I am a qualified ref and all the law regarding voilent conduct is: " Violent conduct A player is guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball. He is also guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against a team-mate, spectator, match official or any other person. Violent conduct may occur either on the field of play or outside its boundaries, whether the ball is in play or not. Advantage should not be applied in situations involving violent conduct unless there is a clear subsequent opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player guilty of violent conduct when the ball is next out of play. Referees are reminded that violent conduct often leads to mass confrontation, therefore they must try to avert this with active intervention. A player, substitute or substituted player who is guilty of violent conduct must be sent off." silverbantam
  • Score: 3

11:10am Sat 1 Feb 14

bcfc mad85 says...

silverbantam wrote:
"The law states that raising your hands to another player’s chest warrants a yellow card, whereas raising them to the throat or face means an automatic red."

This is not tue. I am a qualified ref and all the law regarding voilent conduct is:

"

Violent conduct

A player is guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball.

He is also guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against a team-mate, spectator, match official or any other person.

Violent conduct may occur either on the field of play or outside its boundaries, whether the ball is in play or not.

Advantage should not be applied in situations involving violent conduct unless there is a clear subsequent opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player guilty of violent conduct when the ball is next out of play.

Referees are reminded that violent conduct often leads to mass confrontation, therefore they must try to avert this with active intervention.

A player, substitute or substituted player who is guilty of violent conduct must be sent off."
2 yellow at most first incident in the game can I ask a question wats your opinion on how Kilkenny looked at the ref and dropped like a sack of s#@t is that not bringing the game into disrepute trying to get someone sent of for basically a shove and gets off Scot free
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: "The law states that raising your hands to another player’s chest warrants a yellow card, whereas raising them to the throat or face means an automatic red." This is not tue. I am a qualified ref and all the law regarding voilent conduct is: " Violent conduct A player is guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when not challenging for the ball. He is also guilty of violent conduct if he uses excessive force or brutality against a team-mate, spectator, match official or any other person. Violent conduct may occur either on the field of play or outside its boundaries, whether the ball is in play or not. Advantage should not be applied in situations involving violent conduct unless there is a clear subsequent opportunity to score a goal. The referee must send off the player guilty of violent conduct when the ball is next out of play. Referees are reminded that violent conduct often leads to mass confrontation, therefore they must try to avert this with active intervention. A player, substitute or substituted player who is guilty of violent conduct must be sent off."[/p][/quote]2 yellow at most first incident in the game can I ask a question wats your opinion on how Kilkenny looked at the ref and dropped like a sack of s#@t is that not bringing the game into disrepute trying to get someone sent of for basically a shove and gets off Scot free bcfc mad85
  • Score: 0

12:22pm Sat 1 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

The Fa with this ludicrous decision seem to be giving the green light to players feigning injury and trying to get an opposition player sent off. What complete travesty. BCFC deserve better rulings from the FA than this pile of tripe dished up!!!
The Fa with this ludicrous decision seem to be giving the green light to players feigning injury and trying to get an opposition player sent off. What complete travesty. BCFC deserve better rulings from the FA than this pile of tripe dished up!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Mr Perks says...

How Mr Attwell can continue to officiate in the Football League is beyond me! He was removed from Reffing in the Prem, yet continues to ruin games in the lower leagues. Another example of those in power being out of touch with the fans that attend the games.
How Mr Attwell can continue to officiate in the Football League is beyond me! He was removed from Reffing in the Prem, yet continues to ruin games in the lower leagues. Another example of those in power being out of touch with the fans that attend the games. Mr Perks
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Victor Clayton says...

After watching the rugby it makes you realise how pathetic some football players are.
After watching the rugby it makes you realise how pathetic some football players are. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 2

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