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Darren Purse - More Double Standards!

It hasn't even been classed as a bookable offence! It has been reported the Andy Cole needed 10 stitches in a leg wound.

It begs the question why the hell hasn't the English FA had a say in this? Cardiff play in the English league don't they? Who are on this committee of the FAW?

So Purse, the captain of Cardiff can play in their last league game against Barnsley & is available for the Cup Final. What a surprise!

Give a player a little slap in the face & you get a 3 match ban in England!!! More double standards!

Written by storagematt.

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Date:Tuesday April 29 2008

Time: 10:11PM

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so lets get this straight cardiff are a welsh side yet they play in the enlgish league, and have done for donkies years but the FAW reside over them not the FA, yet the FA helped play their part in getting cardiff awarded a uefa cup place if they beat us, yet a blatant red card - having said that ive not seen it - is overturned by the FAW even tho cardiff play in the english league? god forbid one of our players gets sent off in the next couple of games as it'll cause mayhem!
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29/04/2008 22:15:00

Who is in charge of football in England-the FA or the FAW? How can the FAW overturn a red card given by an English ref in a game played in England in the ENGLISH Premier league? Perhaps we can look at all offences by any Cardiff player during the season and get the FA to issue belated red cards for them.
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29/04/2008 22:21:00

it an absolute joke isnt it, yet im not laughing as its not funny ha ha funny is it... unbelievable - yet worryingly believable!
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29/04/2008 22:42:00

What football league are they a part of? Seriously I think it's stupid them being in our league full stop.
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My comments written two hours ago when I heard the news..........That takes the **** biscuit - Why don't they just give the **** cup to Cardiff now .. It'll save us gonna to Wembley to see two of our players sent off and a them awarded a penalty in the last minute for a challenge outside of the box... I'm livid at this.. **** livid !......... My view hasn't changed !
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30/04/2008 00:17:00

let them pave the way for cardiff, it will make it that much sweeter when we do them!
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30/04/2008 06:24:00

Careful; we're all in danger of being conspiracy theorists who think that, whatever, we do, it's their name on the cup not ours. Bo**ocks. The best team on the day will win and we are the best team. End of. Let them have their little "victories" but it won't stop us on the day.
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30/04/2008 08:11:00

I am not worried about them with or without Darren Purse but I get angry when a club gets the rules bent to get their own way. That goes for any club not just Cardiff. We couldn't get ANY relaxation of the rules so Defoe could play in the Cup yet the FA and FAW bend the rules twice for Cardiff. The pitch at Wembey will now probably be left as a cow paddock with long grass and mud so Cardiff feel at home and our ball players and pasdsing game are useless. Does anyone know what nationality the head groundsman is at Wembley?- WELSH?
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30/04/2008 08:45:00

Imagine Distin or Muntari doing that in our final games, we would have no chance of an appeal! How is on the FAW committee? The Cardiff chairman! I am irrate by the whole thing & the Welsh Anthem makes me mad. The quicker the final comes & we stuff them the better. Roll on Dragon Slaying Day.
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30/04/2008 09:07:00

All the more incentive to kick their Welsh trog arses back over the other side of the Severn Bridge! I have always had an inexplicable loathing of the Welsh - now at least that loathing is becoming more logical . Up and at 'em Pompey the dragon slayer!
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30/04/2008 10:40:00

I have just heard guys - The final is being moved from Wembley to the Millennium Stadium so the Cardiff fans don't have to queue to get out of Wales!

Seriously though you can look at the tackle on youtube by typing in 'darren purse red card' - How it is not a red card I do not know!
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30/04/2008 10:49:00

When you see it on youtube you'll be horrified that is overturned. Purse totally accepts the red card without fuss. His lunge 'for the ball' was above knee height. The FAW wouldn't have changed there tiny minds if it wasn't for the cup final. They should be accountable for this decision.
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30/04/2008 11:39:00

Just gives me more desire to see pompey stuff those Welsh muppets. PUP!!
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30/04/2008 13:11:00

can we complain to the english fa, or too fifa, or uefa (...actually, come to think of it, if we complain to fifa or uefa, we will be banned from football,a s they hate england!). The welsh FA have no RIGHT to decide whether it was a red card or not - whetheer it is or it isnt. its a matter for the enlish fa to decide,
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30/04/2008 16:19:00

in fact, i have an idea...why dont pompey become registered with the welsh fa?
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30/04/2008 16:20:00

The Island of Pompey.
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30/04/2008 18:20:00

Whats next Welsh rules for them, English for us, so they can have 15 players to our 11,& all 15 can pick the ball up & run with it. This is the FA cup final PORTSMOUTH V Cardiff, ENGLAND V Wales, PREMIERSHIP V Championship, RIGHT V Wrong, GOOD V Evil, Oops! sorry getting carried away, but in all said & done it does make one a tad angry. Now lets go & out sing them,out play them & most important out score them COME ON POMPEY.
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30/04/2008 19:22:00

yep no matter how angry or frustrated we aret the main thing is we go and win - that will do me...
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30/04/2008 22:56:00

Dargon Slaying Day.
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01/05/2008 09:10:00

Dragon Slaying Day 'even'.
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01/05/2008 09:11:00

It may not be the done thing to boo the opposition's anthem at international matches but can't we drown out the Welsh anthem with the chimes instead?
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01/05/2008 13:41:00

Good one Ninja. No doubt it will be a sensitive issue but I can't imagine there being silence for their anthem.
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01/05/2008 14:20:00

Spot on Ninjatim, as I said yesterday lets out sing them booing the anthem is wrong, but I dont see no problem singing the chimes over it, well it is our ahthem after all. PLAY UP POMPEY
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01/05/2008 18:48:00

See the News is saying that HR is very unhappy about this too. Absolute farce. If we beat them - sorry when we beat them can they appeal to the Welsh FA to have the result overturned?
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02/05/2008 12:25:00

Guys, Can we get a sort of campaign going to make sure all 25,000 of us sing the "chimes" over the Welsh anthem? Surely with the power of the internet we can get this going.
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02/05/2008 12:47:00

If you want to see the challenge or the pictures of Andy Cloe's leg, then stop by the Burnley Vital forum. They are both there. The worst decision a FA have made for a long long time.
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02/05/2008 13:15:00


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