Hereford & Torquay: Inconsistent Punishments For The Same Crime


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    Didn’t Middlesboro’ get minus 2 points for their game against Blackburn in 1996-7? 3 points deducted for pulling out at the first time of asking and then gaining 1 back by drawing when it was played IRRC.

  2. Rob says:

    They did, but that was in the Premier League, rather than the Football League.

  3. I am glad you mention the Tevez issue again. Just because time has passed, it doesn’t mean that it us no longer scandalous. Sheffield United still have every right to be aggrieved about this.

  4. Mark says:

    with reference to Hereford and Torquay, the problem I have is that both clubs have committed the same offence in the same game and, regardless of the result, should be ‘punished’ in the same way. It could be argued that neither club was advantaged by having an ineligible player on the field as they both had one, so a fine would have sufficed. Having three different deadlines on the same day for different types of transfer is laughable and the FA are already reviewing it, as it is confusing by their own admission. When will the FA start demonstrating some common sense.

  5. R Webb says:

    Sorry, I don’t get this. Same offence but one club gets hammered while their opponents get a token punishment. I am not saying either side cheated, but this strikes me that you can get remission when your illegal behaviour does not work.

    Same offence – same sanction.

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