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Author Topic: The Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round Qualifying (Sat 19th - Tue 29th OCT 2019)  (Read 1984 times)

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And what happens when they do it again?? Obviously nobody knows if they will, but we have to set a precedent. If people and clubs know what the ultimate sanction will be it might make some people think twice.
Deterrent. Punishment. Learning.

So a group of X teams "fans" go to their arch rivals, Y Team, and cause mischief to get them thrown out of the cup then?

As I stated above there is a team who gets 5 times their usual attendance on FA Cup days, how can a club vet these people coming through the doors? The once a year fans won't care of the consequences for the club.

It would appear from reading another forum it was the Yeovil fans who identified the persons later arrested. Security personnel on the day asked them to leave and they wouldn't, police are overstretched anyway let alone with a huge march in London that day, so they obviously were not present. I'm not sure what else Yeovil could do except support their opponents in the way they did

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I'd be careful in all "race" issues that we dont rush to condemn too soon. All we have so far here is that two alleged culprits have been awoken early in the Yeovil area with a knock on the door, but the citing of "racist abuse or language" seems to be following the route of other abuse, namely believe those that allege it?

If every allegation is believed simply because it has been made, are we getting into areas far deeper than suggesting guilt, but it being proven without any grip on the handbrake at all? There are other nationwide enquiries into other matters that have been found wanting by following similar strategies.

Someone saying something to a third party always has doubt, especially if there are just the two people involved, and we'd all be better if we just sat back a little from condemning before we actually " know", and even then, without corroboration, you'd at best be making judgement from often not much, ( What's the likelihood *Joe Sparrow shouted xyz to Mr.....).

There's a second point to be made too. I have to say that things can be misheard, misconstrued or indeed made up for an advantage. The football authorities will have such a difficult time with all of this that it is far far more difficult to balance than just using a "throw 'em out, and string 'em up"

I am not a bearded sandal wearing liberal, as JCFC will attest, ( though i do sing-a-long to Steeleye Span), but I do like evidence before condemnation.

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Tue 29th Oct 2019
Haringey Borough FC (First Team) v Yeovil Town FC (First Team)
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Referee: Mather, Simon
Assistant Referee: Myatt, Christopher
Assistant Referee: Head, Ryan
Fourth Official: Bishop, Tom


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Simon Mather is a pretty safe pair of hands I would say.


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Simon Mather is a pretty safe pair of hands I would say.

But is he any good with crowd control?   :P
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