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FA to Take No Action Against Ashley Williams For Clearance That Hit Van Persie’s Head: The Daily EPL

The FA has wisely decided not to take action against Swansea captain Ashley Williams for his clearance yesterday that hit Robin van Persie’s head. The incident happened after van Persie was fouled on the edge of the penalty area by Nathan Dyer.

Sir Alex Ferguson, perhaps in a move to turn the public’s attention away from a poor performance by Manchester United and two dropped points, bizarrely came out and said that Robin van Persie “could have been killed.” Thankfully The FA used some sense to take no further action.

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  1. BA14

    December 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    You guys should check out some NHL cheap shot videos, this wasn’t that bad compared to the cheap moves in ice hockey.

  2. Mufc77

    December 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Barely touched him gaffer. Haaland made it look worse by rolling around like a little girl.

    • The Gaffer

      December 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Mufc77, that’s ridiculous. You’re probably the only person on this earth that thinks that.

      Barely touched him? You’re having a laugh. Watch this video if you don’t believe me:

      The Gaffer

      • Mufc77

        December 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

        He played the ball then accidentally caught Haaland. Stevie wonder could see it was accidental. Never a red card.

        • The Gaffer

          December 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

          Sorry, but you’re blinded by your support of your favorite club.

          In Roy Keane’s biography, Keane admitted he purposely went into the tackle with the intention of hurting Alf Inge Haaland. After this was revealed, The FA led an inquiry into the matter and banned Keane for an additional five matches and fined him £150,000.

          The Gaffer

          • Mufc77

            December 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

            Gaffer I was going to keep winding you up because i knew at some point you would post the video. It’s a slow day on the site and I’m on a train to NYC for x-mas and I was hoping someone would take the bait.

            I read the book and know what Keano said after the fact.

            Anyway have a good Christmas and safe New years with your family.

  3. Frill Artist

    December 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Looked like a hooligan move to me.

    • The Gaffer

      December 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

      If that was a “hooligan move,” how would you describe Roy Keane’s tackle on Alf Inge Haaland?

      The Gaffer

      • jtm371

        December 24, 2012 at 10:40 am


      • Mufc77

        December 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

        Looked like a perfectly timed tackle to me

        • The Gaffer

          December 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

          You’ve got to be kidding. That was one of the worst tackles in the history of English football. Keane admitted that he purposely went out with the intention of physically hurting Haaland. Where was Ferguson’s outrage after that one?

          The Gaffer

          • jtm371

            December 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

            I have always said it all deepens on who’s ox is being gored.

      • Frill Artist

        December 26, 2012 at 1:44 am

        Keane made a horrible tackle in the past but doesn’t mean any other future player playing for Man U should be a punching bag for moves like that especially when the whistle has been blown. Correct me if I’m wrong but Keane was also punished and fined for that.

  4. Jason

    December 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Bloody hell Swansea Ashley Williams. Not fit to be a human being, not to mention a footballer, or worse, a captain!
    FA MUST BAN HIM FOR LIFE. If not everyone else can do so & not be punished.

    • The Gaffer

      December 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Hopefully you’re only kidding!

      The Gaffer

    • IanCransonsKnees

      December 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Rory Delap already got sent off for this in the first season we were up against Man City. From that POV the ref is inconsistent in his decision making. No surprise there though.

    • Jeff Jack

      December 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Take it Jason, you’re a Bluebir.. I mean Redbir… what are you called again????? Common sense prevailed…

  5. David

    December 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

    It’s good to see other managers come to the defense of Williams. Redknapp, Pardew, Martinez and Rodgers. It was a silly thing for him to do but in no way was it as bad as Fergie has made it out to be.

  6. Marc L

    December 24, 2012 at 8:56 am using unpaid interns? What, with the unparalleled accuracy and professionalism one normally sees from that outfit? Shocked, I tell you. Just shocked.

    • Mufc77

      December 24, 2012 at 9:11 am is second only to for garbage.

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