Date: 8th December 2011 at 4:43pm
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The FA are dragging their heels over Suarez

Liverpool boss Kenny Daglish’s gripe at the FA appealing over Wayne Rooney’s three match ban for Euro 2012 may seem like an unnecessary dig at the United striker.

Looking closely though Daglish actually does make a valid point regarding the FA and their penchant for taking the moral high ground when it suits them and not when it doesn’t. Wayne Rooney has been one of the biggest victims of the FAs double standards in recent years and a prime example of how the Chelsea and City fans at Lancaster Gate play by their own set of rules.

Last season we saw Rooney banned for two games for swearing during United’s win at Upton Park, yet he faced no censure for a similar tirade whilst playing for England during the World Cup.

Daglish stated, following the FAs successful appeal of Rooney’s three match Euro ban:

‘I find it a bit strange the FA are supposed to be setting an example for things yet they appeal against Wayne Rooney’s three-match ban.

‘I don’t think that’s a good example to set.

To be fair to Daglish and it pains me to agree with the Liverpool boss, I think he’s bang on the money – at least on this occasion.

The FA dish out bans left right and centre whenever they see fit, with an appeal just as likely to incur an increase as it is a shortening of the games a player will miss. Yet becuase they know England need Rooney, they’re more than willing to appeal his ban, despite discouraging clubs from doing the same.

Daglish also commented on the Luis Suarez racism charge:

‘The fact it has taken nine weeks to get a decision on one of the other charges is a bit of a joke as well,’ added Dalglish.

‘I don’t think that has helped as well. The circus which is around about him has been caused mainly by that.

‘That will be done sooner rather than later and we will move forward.’

Amazingly I find myself agreeing with the Liverpool boss again- although arguably for different reasons.
Why the FA need so long to gather evidence and hold a hearing for Suarez is beyond me, but again it seems English football governing body make up the rules and the times it takes to enforce them as they go along.

I’ve never fully trusted the FA, I feel there’s far too much partisanship and politics involved in an organisation that’s supposed to be totally objective. Although Daglish and I may have differing reasons for not being fond of the way the FA have dealt with certain issues, we do agree on their faults.


18 responses to “Call Me Crazy But I Have To Agree With Kenny Daglish”

  1. jack says:

    the fa is full of shit. rooney deserved the 3 match ban, he shouldve gotten more. only reason fifa reduced it is because they want the big name players like rooney to beef up the sales.

  2. RedAlan says:

    Liverpool fan speaking here. I totally agree with you and applaud your honesty. The FA seem to prioritize the Euro12 ahead of the racism in the league. I don’t know whether Suarez should be banned or not, its not for me to decide but, if it was I know it would not take me 9 weeks to do so.
    Not here to knock Rooney but if a player is carded for kicking another player it shouldn’t matter what tournament it is in. It should stand. otherwise why not use any tactics to qualify for a tournament?

  3. redrog says:

    Jack I take your point but its uefa not fifa. for once blatter can’t be blamed.
    overall though kd does have a valid point but we all know the fa are clueless so we shouldn’t be surprised.

  4. john says:

    we all no that FA kiss man u and london teams, as for the latest attack on Suarez, iit seems 20,000 fulham fans can shout crap at him yet he sticks one finger up and they cry like women, lmfao. typical fulham fans, and if the FA act on this, then once again it shows there detest for liverpool, maybe if bend over and kiss there asses they will like us, aswell, but

    • Geoff says:

      leave the debate for adults next time will ya theres a good little fella

      • Nickm147 says:

        Haha, ye John mate im a Liverpool fan too, but speaking like that to try and get your point across is plain stupid. Especially on a Mancehster United website! It does seem the FA have an egenda against us, but any team who has a player treated unfairly will say that. I think we should just accept whatever they say and move on, or risk making the matter worse. The FA appealing Rooney’s ban really irritates me, it was a straight red, no questions, it wasnte even debatable so appealing sets the precedent in the premier league now. If the same happens in the EPL do you think an appeal would work? I think now

  5. Bekim says:

    Agree with KK and it’s nice to c that M utd supporter agrees as well. The FA is full of assholes. They make the rules whenever it suits them. Bunch of fucking wankers. YNWA

  6. Livmad says:

    Shame on you, FA. We all know that some of the FA and match officials are Manure supporters. All the attacks on Suarez and Spearing are deliberated towards bringing down Liverpool. No balls, coz’ they know they cannot match Liverpool on the field.

  7. Ryan says:

    Good on ya mate. A Manchester united fan who agrees with us for once. You had some good points there. I also want to add that they hold a bit of biasness against Luis Suarez, the row with Evra had no evidence which showed that Luis ever made any racist remark to Patrice, but Suarez was eventually charged for it. On his charge for improper conduct, there was a photo of him making a gesture to the Fulham fans, however there was no formal complaints from anyone at the grounds, I’m sure if Kenny had been aware of this he would have disciplined Suarez and handled it properly. The FA should have left this one alone instead of blowing it out of proportion. Finally, i feel the the FA charging Liverpool football club itself for improper conduct for merely surrounding a referee and complaining about a poor decision is pure idiocy. There has always been a group of players speaking/shouting/surrounding and hounding the officials after a bad decision. It it is beyond me how a club can be charged for something like this. Ridiculous. Thank you for being honest though you hate our club. YNWA

  8. redz says:

    its not often that u hear a utd fan agreein with kk but fair play to u for doing so, 100% correct..

  9. Gorse Hill Red says:

    Amazing how the FA unfairly ban Rooney for three games when swearing but make an appeal when he lashed out physically on the pitch.
    Wished Rooney on the last minute turns round and says to the FA ‘fuck this I’m not going’. Would be brilliant.

  10. peter says:

    didnt rooney get away with a 2 fingered gesture last season might be because he is englands striker or the F A being racist.