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The EFL should include a clause in their rules and regs which says that any club is entitled to appeal against their relegation but if they are unsuccessful in their appeal they will be relegated two divisions lower than the league they would have been relegated to e.g Grimsby would be relegated to the Northern Premier League and Southend to the Isthmian League.
That would focus a few minds!
But the major issue for GT is the relegation. The virtues of the new owners are all well and good but will they help the club to get back into the EFL anytime soon? Only time will tell.
I noticed that two Grimsby MP’s commented on the takeover and while one was ‘gushing’ because they are a fan the other was more impartial and mentioned that over the past few years John Fenty had prevented the club from ‘going under’.
I think sometimes you need to take a step back and be careful what you wish for.
Allegedly, contracts were offered but when they weren’t signed by a deadline date they were withdrawn. This could explain the mediocre performances by some players in recent games.
I would guess that staying in League 2 hasn’t changed anything.
Both Dieng and Hart’s appeals failed and they have received two and three match bans respectively.
In the case of Dieng manager Molesley is now saying that he’s not surprised because the standard of refereeing is shocking. What has the standard of refereeing got to do with a player being charged for simulation?
Southend had defender Hart sent off last night but manager Molesley said ‘he didn’t deserve to be sent off and we will appeal it.‘
However Walsall manager Dutton said ‘the challenge was reckless and out of control’.
As Jimmy Greaves used to say ‘funny old game ain’t it’.
It’s just a shame that the penalty kick couldn’t be rescinded and the Iron given a 1-0 win and the extra two points.
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Apologies for banging on about this but cheating is, and always has been, a real issue for me.
If Dieng wasn’t considered to be cheating it begs the question of why the powers that be decided to rescind the red card because there’s obviously no doubting the fact that Clarke, stupidly, pushed him?
Oh, and I don’t believe that he did it for no reason. Dieng either did or said something or both!
‘The cheating involved in being shoved to the ground’ is when you writhe around on the ground holding your face as though you have been punched!
But presumably no punishment for Dieng for cheating!
What is baffling me is that if the penalty was given for dangerous play, which it presumably was as their manager said that his player was kicked in the face, why wasn’t Bedeau sent off or at least booked?
Conversely, if their player wasn’t kicked in the face why wasn’t he booked for simulation?
I wonder if this week is the start of a ‘Nige type era’?
Neil Cox appears to have excellent man management skills, the players seem to have 100% respect for him, and why not, he’s played at the top level. Plus, with respect to Nige, Coxy has better technical skills.
In the future when we see Neil Cox managing in the Premier League we’ll all remember what we had.
Are Salford offloading him?
He’s got 18 months left on his contract.