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  • A Yahoo! User Mar 28, 2012 23:25 Flag

    Viera: Man U get home help from referees

    "When Man U play at home they get some advantage that other teams don't get."

    "It's something the teams who are used to winning get all the time, so we need to win games so we have this advantage in the future," City's exceutive told BBC Sport at the Soccerex conference in Manchester on Wednesday.

    Sadly for Man U fans who like to play the ABU card, Viera's claims weren't your typical ABU rant, it's the truth. And you can't hide the truth.

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    • It would be too embarrassing for them to charge Veira for what he said, even for this 'incompetent and lily-livered' FA .

      Would the charges against Veira be for saying that the title race is now over thanks to a dubious call by an incompetent referee like Michael Oliver?

      I don't think they would have appetite to bring charges against him, as it would be too embarrassing even for this inconsistent FA.

    • the only minor sanction would be against man city and lets face it a fine isn't going to have much impact and city have got a man at the FA

    • Dunno Robert, he is employed by an EPL club.

      But anyway, let him speak and let our team reply on the pitch.

    • The FA can't bring any sort of meaningful charge against just anyone. It has no legal power over ordinary people. The only question is whether as an employee of Man City (if he is) his contract requires him to follow FA rules and could be charged on that basis. But if a football commentator said the same things the FA would have no sanction other than some sort of libel law.


    • The guidelines I posted suggest that anyone can be charged, although I have to confess that I don't know anything about the process. or whether it has ever been used to charge a non player or manager.

      Anyway, I wouldn't wish to see him charged, he has his opinion and although I don't agree with him (and the stats seem to say everyone has a bit of luck), let him say what he wants.

    • That's pretty desperate, isn't it. The referee might have seen two incidents differently and might or might not have awarded free kicks differently. That looks like a bit of a climbdown from "poor decisions that certainly contributed to villa losing". Funnily enough Alex McLeish has no complaint about anything, that I have seen. Chelsea dominated the game, let villa back in through being too complacent and then ran out easy winners.

      You refer to ABU's (frequently) and suggest they see refereeing one way, and then you come out with that? You're as bad as any ABU. Funnily enough I don't recall you telling us about poor "poor decisions that certainly cost Chelsea points against United this season". Twice. Care to now?


    • AGAIN I say prove it... and I don't mean supposition ....actual evidence, And I don't care what paper says what ...I said FACTS that means you are going to have to look at EVERY MATCH united have played at home and highlight EVERY incident and decision ....and no body can do that, so you are wasting everybodies time making unproven claims

    • It doesn`t have to be a penalty call to be a debatable decision and there were 2 big question marks over chelsea`s win at villa - should the ref have blown the whistle when a villa player went down in the penalty area with what looked to be a head injury prior to chelsea`s 1st goal and was it really a foul on Terry when villa were denied a good goal scoring opportunity when the score was 2-2

    • Villa losing which game? You don't mean today, do you?


    • you know its been a good day when the abus crawl out of the woodwork and can`t stop moaning about the decisions that go utd`s way. Howe about a change mate, why don`t you moan about the soft penalty city were awarded against sunderland or the poor decisions that certainly contributed to both villa and wolves losing their games.

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