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Keane To Review The 'Tackle' Tackle

Roy Keane says that if video evidence shows that Paul McShane (wasn't he the fat bloke with the tash from 'Hi-Di-Hi'?) committed an offence worthy of the red card he received, then he will be punished.

Speaking after Arsenal's table topping 3-2 victory, Keane said,
'I'd like to say I didn't have a clear view but I think I was about five yards away!'

'Even so I'd like to see it again on video. The referee was very, very quick to get the red card out. I'm not disputing his decision and if we feel Paul has been out of order he will be disciplined. We'll judge that when we see it on video. But the lad got up and he's ok.'

'Some of these tackles seem a lot worse than they are. Yes, he's caught him but a lot of our lads have been caught as well. You have to have physical contact in the game. But as I say if he's been out of order he'll be disciplined. But the biggest punishment in football anyway is to be suspended for three games.'

It's an admirable stance from Keane, although saying that his players were also 'caught' and comparing to the challenge that Hleb received is a little bit dubious. I mean, how many Sunderland players went home with stud marks on their 'twig & berries'?




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 8 2007

Time: 1:01AM

Your Comments

Fair dos, Keane was well graceful in the post match interview, part of it was a relief that after the first 15 mins his boys did'nt end up on the end of a drubbing, but understandably he had a righteous pride that they came and held their own, sure we eased up but they had the stones to fight up and level. For sure this bloke was always a warrior but only now can I and countless other gooners appreciate the guy as a separate entity from Manure - in fact since he has embraced the managerial role I struggle to find any statement he has come out with that I disagree with.
nikolaijns
RK is good value, and Sunderland fight like black cats in a frenzy. Looked like the tackle appeared worse than it was, but then again, it wasn't my ********* on the line! Every man in the world winced at that one. I also think the Flamster was a little lucky a few minute earlier not to be carded. Where do they get these intelligent, consitent officals from?
darinb007
Heard a commentator sya that RvP was "putting his foot through the ball well" after he took that freekick to score. perhaps that satement should have been reserved for McShane.
darinb007
i remeber Diable's ankle injury from Danny "Cun t" Smith outrageous tackle, May last year at the stadum of light.
49ers
Definitely a red card, no need to see it again.
AB_Arsenal
Well done to Styles for seeing the tackle for what it was - a deliberate attempt to injure a player. Looking at the replays you can see that McShane knew exactly what he was doing.
Amos.
I thought it a red card from the other side of the stadium at the time. Having watched it again i really don't think it was intentional.
hatespur
Good call by Keane. This is the farthest he can go without being too critical of his own player, which explains his 'you have to have physical contact in this game' remark . He did not condone the challenge,and it was good refereeing to bring out the red card strraight away.
prits
Well he may be a bit cuddlier now, but as far as I'm concerned he can go and be graceful back in the Championship taking his bloody team with him. They play more games there, so they will have more of a chance to practise their array of tackles mixed in with random assaults.
Andy-bayor
Come on Andy, it was not as bad as that. Sunderland played a good game, and apart from that tackle against Hleb, I didnt see any 'random assaults'.
prits
Toure has been saying that he thought it was a bad tackle but that Hleb was ok and was having a massage afterwards! That may explain the smug look you may see on Helbs face at times.
Amos.
I have a bee in the bonnet prits - I can't forget the broken ankle dished out to Diaby by Sunderland last year, or the infamous career-ending tackle dished out by Keane himself before that. I love tackling myself and model my play on Flamini (although I'm far superior than him admittedly). Problem is, I've taken so many elbows in the face and have developed an intense dislike for thuggery dressed as 'frustrated' tackling. I would forgive people their sins if they were punished accordingly, but it seems that offenders can get away with too much in my book.
Andy-bayor
But the offender didnt get away with it this time, and thats what we've been calling for. That expectation has been met. I must admit that tackle made me cringe.
prits
Come on he made a meal of it the lad hardly touched him and it was no more than a Yellow card. He went for the ball it wasn't intended.
KEV1N
 

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