Well, just as this site exclusively predicted, (http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.com/2011/03/avram-grant-to-face-fa-charge.html), Avram Grant faces the prospect of a touchline ban because of his comments following the Stoke game. West Ham should welcome the investigation and implore the FA to conduct a public hearing!
Then, armed with video evidence, the club's lawyers should turn the hearing on its head and invite the FA to explain why a penalty was awarded when Etherington took a dive, why Stoke's second goal was allowed when Huth manhandled Hitzlesperger out of the wall and why we were not awarded a penalty after Tomkins was wrestled and then thrown to the ground by Walters. One dodgy decision is understandable, two makes the performance of the referee questionable, three makes the performance positively bent.
Both Pulis and Jones should be summoned to the enquiry and asked, under oath, if anything was said by the Stoke manager to the referee during the half time interval. Additionally, Jones should be asked if he was aware that Piquionne controlled the ball with his arm and if he felt under pressure to redress the error. He should be asked what he thinks the odds are of making three wrong calls in the space of 45 minutes, all favouring the home team. Pulis should also be challenged on whether Stoke players are trained in rough house tactics at set pieces and what action the club has taken against the three cheats subsequently.
Huth, Walters and Etherington should all face an FA rap for cheating and given bans. If Grant is in trouble for what he said, why aren't the three Stoke cheats on a charge for what they actually did? Aren't the FA's priorities arse about face here?
Bring the enquiry on I say! How can we lose? If Grant gets a touchline ban, nobody will notice anyway!