Thursday, 18 February 2010
Wolves Penalty Is A Disgrace
How the hell can Wolves get away with a SUSPENDED £25,000 fine for fielding a reserve team at Manchester United? If it was against the rules, and they have been found guilty, then how can such a pathetic fine be imposed? We were fined £6m for allowing a third party to have the theoretical right to instruct us not to play one player (a right that was never exercised), whilst Wolves sought to gain an advantage by RESTING 10 players from a game, effectively throwing a result, in order to carry an advantage into the next match.
Manchester United may win the Premiership by a margin of 3 points or less. How will we ever know whether or not a full strength Wolves team might have secured a result that evening? Because of McCarthy's decision to breach the rules of the competition, the whole competition may have been distorted. Perhaps Chelsea should instruct lawyers now, just in case. Who knows, Wolves might have somebody as stupid as Duxbury on their Board, willing to settle out of court to the tune of £25m!
Wolves won the game on the following Saturday 2-0 against Burnley. At the very least, these 3 points should be docked because McCarthy has admitted that he picked the understrength team against Manchester United in order to increase the team's chances of beating Burnley. He sought an unfair advantage, in breach of the competition's rules, so the points gained as a result should now be deducted.
If I were Sullivan, I would be contacting the owners of Burnley, Portsmouth, Wigan, Sunderland, Bolton and Hull immediately with a view to launching a joint legal action. Wolves cheated and beat Burnley as a result. Those 3 points might save them and send a relegation rival down. How on earth is a suspended fine of £25,000 equitable? Once again the authorities have been shown to be asses!
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:12