Bradford City appeal on ‘matter of principle’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City midfielder Nathan Doyle sees red at Bristol Rovers City midfielder Nathan Doyle sees red at Bristol Rovers

Phil Parkinson hopes the Football Association appeal panel will see the same incident he did at Bristol Rovers and scrub out Nathan Doyle’s three-match ban.

The City chief insisted the club are protesting against Doyle’s stoppage-time dismissal “as a matter of principle”.

Parkinson spoke with Football League referees appointment chief David Allison yesterday before making the decision to try to get the ruling overturned.

He said: “The referee (David Phillips) confirmed to me after the game that he didn’t see anything and that is what it says in the report. It was the fourth official who thought that Nathan kicked out at their player on the floor.

“But we have watched it several times since and there is no contact there at all. It’s very harsh.

“Doyley runs over and reacts to the challenge – but a lot of people react to the challenge.

“I actually thought the referee had been excellent and he was calm in very difficult conditions.”

Tempers erupted after a foul on James Meredith by Rovers midfielder Seanan Clucas, who went unpunished. Instead it was team-mate Wayne Brown who was booked – and sent off because it was his second yellow card.

“The bizarre thing is that it was a red-card challenge but their lad did not receive anything,” said Parkinson.

“It was a needless tackle at the end of the game and things like that are going to cause some sort of reaction.

“A lot of people ran over but you can’t expect players to be angels out there. That tackle is what caused the incident.”

As it stands, Doyle’s ban will take in the FA Cup second round against Brentford and the JP Trophy trip to Port Vale before City’s next league action at home to Torquay.

“Whether they are cup ties or not, it’s more the principle of it, in all honesty,” said Parkinson. “It’s very hard on Nathan to miss the next three games and that’s why we’ve decided to do something about it.”

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9:13am Tue 27 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

surely this appeal has to be based on fact not principle
surely this appeal has to be based on fact not principle tyker2

9:21am Tue 27 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

Well... I was there in the crowd and somebody kicked out at Seanan Clucas.
Well... I was there in the crowd and somebody kicked out at Seanan Clucas. thisisbristol

9:32am Tue 27 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor. thisisbristol

9:42am Tue 27 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
and why did your own manager who was a lot nearer than you say no one kicked anyone? i wold rater take his vision from a few yards away than yours in the stands. I suppose you also agree Brown should not have been sent off.

I player and Sky video do not show what you state
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]and why did your own manager who was a lot nearer than you say no one kicked anyone? i wold rater take his vision from a few yards away than yours in the stands. I suppose you also agree Brown should not have been sent off. I player and Sky video do not show what you state tyker2

9:47am Tue 27 Nov 12

Oliver's shinpad says...

thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Unless he's kicked him with his third leg I see two feet planted on the ground and no kick whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Unless he's kicked him with his third leg I see two feet planted on the ground and no kick whatsoever. Oliver's shinpad

10:07am Tue 27 Nov 12

doneBD4 says...

i've watch it a few time's now, how anyone can say that a player kicked another player is anyone's guess.

Because I can't.
i've watch it a few time's now, how anyone can say that a player kicked another player is anyone's guess. Because I can't. doneBD4

10:19am Tue 27 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

doneBD4 wrote:
i've watch it a few time's now, how anyone can say that a player kicked another player is anyone's guess.

Because I can't.
exactly:the referee and the fourth offficial were guessing:pure and simple
[quote][p][bold]doneBD4[/bold] wrote: i've watch it a few time's now, how anyone can say that a player kicked another player is anyone's guess. Because I can't.[/p][/quote]exactly:the referee and the fourth offficial were guessing:pure and simple tyker2

11:02am Tue 27 Nov 12

rattusrattus says...

thisisbristol wrote:
Well... I was there in the crowd and somebody kicked out at Seanan Clucas.
GARBAGE! Just like Clucas's tackle on Meredith!
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: Well... I was there in the crowd and somebody kicked out at Seanan Clucas.[/p][/quote]GARBAGE! Just like Clucas's tackle on Meredith! rattusrattus

11:12am Tue 27 Nov 12

wykebantam says...

Doyle will be playing at the weekend......
Doyle will be playing at the weekend...... wykebantam

11:49am Tue 27 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!. nowt fresh

12:10pm Tue 27 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Maybe in January when his loan spell is up at Bristol Rovers Phil Parkinson should have a look at Tom Eaves 12 league games 6 goals in a poor team for a guy 6ft 5in with a view to a loan till the end of the season just in case James Hanson gets injured ?.
Maybe in January when his loan spell is up at Bristol Rovers Phil Parkinson should have a look at Tom Eaves 12 league games 6 goals in a poor team for a guy 6ft 5in with a view to a loan till the end of the season just in case James Hanson gets injured ?. nowt fresh

12:11pm Tue 27 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it.
If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.
Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did. thisisbristol

12:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

BigFigure says...

thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Hahahahahahahahahaha
.....clown!
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Hahahahahahahahahaha .....clown! BigFigure

12:44pm Tue 27 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

thisisbristol wrote:
Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.
"Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground" your comment suggests the other foot was OFF the ground which in it's self is a red card offence !!
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.[/p][/quote]"Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground" your comment suggests the other foot was OFF the ground which in it's self is a red card offence !! nowt fresh

1:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

BigFigure says...

thisisbristol wrote:
Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it.
If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.
I must have watched the TV footage a dozen times or more....at no time does Doyle (or anyone else) kick out at the player on the floor...unbelievable to suggest otherwise
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.[/p][/quote]I must have watched the TV footage a dozen times or more....at no time does Doyle (or anyone else) kick out at the player on the floor...unbelievable to suggest otherwise BigFigure

1:42pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ukdj67 says...

Anyone who has watched the TV replay on the Football League Show knows Doyle did nothing. It is very very clear, perfect view, he ran up and verbally gave the lad a mouth full for a terrible tackle and nothing more.
Anyone who has watched the TV replay on the Football League Show knows Doyle did nothing. It is very very clear, perfect view, he ran up and verbally gave the lad a mouth full for a terrible tackle and nothing more. ukdj67

2:49pm Tue 27 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

nowt fresh wrote:
thisisbristol wrote:
Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.
"Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground" your comment suggests the other foot was OFF the ground which in it's self is a red card offence !!
Now you clearly haven't watched it! Clucas slides in with one leg in front the other underneath him. It's actually a good challenge just a bit reckless given the wet surface.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all the comments guys. I actually stand on the terraces behind the home dugout and probably had one of the best views of the incident in the ground. Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground, having said that I was surprised he wasn't at least booked for it. If you watch the replays you'll see the 4th official was right next to Doyle and could see exactly what he did.[/p][/quote]"Clucas' challenge was rash but he slid in one footed along the ground" your comment suggests the other foot was OFF the ground which in it's self is a red card offence !![/p][/quote]Now you clearly haven't watched it! Clucas slides in with one leg in front the other underneath him. It's actually a good challenge just a bit reckless given the wet surface. thisisbristol

2:53pm Tue 27 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

nowt fresh wrote:
thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.
Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:)
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.[/p][/quote]Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:) thisisbristol

3:07pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Oliver's shinpad says...

thisisbristol wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.
Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:)
It would appear not! red card rescinded in record time!
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.[/p][/quote]Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:)[/p][/quote]It would appear not! red card rescinded in record time! Oliver's shinpad

3:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

thisisbristol wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
thisisbristol wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.
Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:)
Don't you feel a "little" embarrassed now the red card has been rescinded by the FA !! glad your eye sight is good !! so what can it be that you got it so wrong ??.
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]Do you have "spec savers" down Bristol as I would suggest you need to visit them,what did you think of Seanan Clucas tackle (used in the losest terms) that caused all the handbags !!.[/p][/quote]Hah! I'm very slightly long-sighted which means I don't need glasses except for reading and my vision is great over longer distances. I'm wondering if Digital TV hasn't reached Yorkshire yet? If you slow down the replay it's all there for you to see:)[/p][/quote]Don't you feel a "little" embarrassed now the red card has been rescinded by the FA !! glad your eye sight is good !! so what can it be that you got it so wrong ??. nowt fresh

4:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

BigFigure says...

thisisbristol wrote:
You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.
seems you and the 4th official are on the same planet.....red card rescinded
[quote][p][bold]thisisbristol[/bold] wrote: You can see on iPlayer that Doyle kicks the lad on the floor.[/p][/quote]seems you and the 4th official are on the same planet.....red card rescinded BigFigure

6:02pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

The one thing in this that gets me is why has the forth official had a say that must be a first in the field of play I have never seen the forth official have a say in a player being sent off or other.
The one thing in this that gets me is why has the forth official had a say that must be a first in the field of play I have never seen the forth official have a say in a player being sent off or other. Whoisevans?

6:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

I hope the Ref and the forth official go to specsavers because they sent the wrong player off so how can either say they saw the incident? Glad that Doyle has been cleared about time we got some justice from the F.A.
I hope the Ref and the forth official go to specsavers because they sent the wrong player off so how can either say they saw the incident? Glad that Doyle has been cleared about time we got some justice from the F.A. Whoisevans?

6:20pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

Good luck to Bristol Rovers hope they can take some points off Port Vale and Gillingham and do us a favour. I have friends who I used to meet up with in the Belle Vue before the game when we played Bristol Rovers beat them at Football and Pool wizza dorra if you know him thisisbristol nice group of lads.
Good luck to Bristol Rovers hope they can take some points off Port Vale and Gillingham and do us a favour. I have friends who I used to meet up with in the Belle Vue before the game when we played Bristol Rovers beat them at Football and Pool wizza dorra if you know him thisisbristol nice group of lads. Whoisevans?

12:29am Wed 28 Nov 12

thisisbristol says...

Well, I was there but I haven't watched it back on iPlayer yet, especially not on slow-mo!
Got you all going tho'... troll-lo-lo;)
Well, I was there but I haven't watched it back on iPlayer yet, especially not on slow-mo! Got you all going tho'... troll-lo-lo;) thisisbristol

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