Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Bruno hit by FA knockout blow

Bruno hit by FA knockout blow

Emile Heskey has been charged by the FA of 'improper conduct' following his red card in Saturday's game with Arsenal.

After picking up two disputable bookings from referee Mike Riley, Heskey proceeded to argue with, and make gestures at, the official.

After leaving the pitch, Heskey then took up his case with fourth official Phil Dowd, until he was forced down the tunnel by Steve Bruce - presumably mindful of the fact that such a charge could occur.

Heskey is already ruled out of Tuesday's FA Cup fourth round replay with Reading at St. Andrews due to his suspension for the original offence, but will almost certainly serve a further ban if found guilty of the charge - as is likely.

An FA statement read: 'The charge relates to Heskey's conduct after being sent off against Arsenal on February 4.

'It is alleged that Heskey failed to leave the field of play promptly and approached the match officials in an aggressive manner using abusive language.

'In bringing the charge the FA compliance department relied upon evidence provided by match referee Mike Riley.

'Heskey has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge and the case will be heard by a disciplinary commission on Friday.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:
Date:Monday February 6 2006
Time: 8:28PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Haye’s Blast

Comments

0
I've never been a fan of Heskey, I've always felt him to be an overweight has-been who moans when he doesn't get what he wants. I wouldn't be surprised if Brum's poor performances this season is partly down to disharmony he may be causing in the changing room. Get rid I say!
Grim
06/02/2006 21:27:00
0
Heskey is mild mannered p***y cat who has been driven to distraction by referees like Riley. I congratulate Emile on his restraint. Note that Sunday how many Liverpool players did what Heskey did and without a single card
BigAl
07/02/2006 09:13:00
0
hes a lump - clumsy sod nearly commited GBH on Senderos
AVFCtelegramsam
07/02/2006 20:11:00
0
haha. he was unlucky, while i admit it was a yellow card, there was no intent, this is coming from a gooner!
simmy8_2000
09/02/2006 14:38:00
0
He got a Yellow card for both acts. Both accidental colisions. Crouch hit the Chelsea goalie twice with out punishment. How does that work?
FinFan
13/02/2006 23:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett Searching for a Bobby Dazzler

Gary Rowett has enquired about Bobby Zamora

Four free agents that could shine at Birmingham City

Tom Heslop takes a look at four free transfers that could improve the Birmingham City squad next season

Opinion: Donaldson would benefit from signing of a striker

Luke Turner has his say on Clayton Donaldson's position if we were to sign a striker...

Show the Championship Respect, Not Arrogance

The Championship is a tough league and arguably the most competitive in the world. Arrogance will only lead to a long hard 46 game slog

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence23%
In midfield7%
In attack64%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.rob_wildey5
2.WayCoolBlue5
3.David Village3
4.Rob Wildey1
5.LukeTurner1
6.Andy Exall1