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Player suspensions
jojo (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 15:06
I have never been happy with the penalties handed out by the various disciplinary panels to players.

My main gripe has been when a player has been sanctioned near the end of a season and although been given a fairly longish period on the sidelines the majority of it has been in the so called close season.

Second gripe is that penalties of a few weeks also take in fallow weekends when a player would not be playing anyway.

Thirdly an offence in an international match with a suspension will affect his club more than his international side and more often than not he will be able to return to the international period without missing any international (moneymaking) matches.

The champions cup disciplinary code should affect champions cup games. This will then give proper impact to penalties given out in that competition.

It's time to define penalties in number of matches banned in Internationals if foul play is found. Prem games missed if in the premiership and Champions Cup games and so on.

If serious enough an additional period could be given of say 3, 6, 12 months ban as well as missing say missing 10premiership games or 4 Championship games or the next 2 or 3 Internationals.

Doubt it will happen though.

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