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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Snippets -Leigertwood Loses Appeal (Ban Increased!)... Swansea Manager Not Interested...Paul Parker Not Impressed by Big Money

The Club's appeal against the red card Mikele Leigertwood received in Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Birmingham City has been rejected by the Football Association.
In response, the FA deemed that the appeal tabled had no chance of success.
As a result, the midfielder's ban for the straight red card has been increased from three games to four matches.

The ban begins immediately, meaning Leigertwood will be forced to sit out this weekend's Championship fixture at Ipswich Town, as well as further league games against Cardiff City and Burnley. The 25-year-old will also be unavailable for our Carling Cup tie at Manchester United. QPR

Sporting Life -Martinez rubbishes QPR rumours
Swansea manager Roberto Martinez insists he has 'no interest' in leaving the Liberty Stadium, despite being linked with the vacant QPR job.The Spaniard is reportedly a contender to take over at Queens Park Rangers after Iain Dowie was sacked last week.
But Martinez - who has steered Swansea to 11th in the Championship table - has rubbished speculation he is set for a move to Loftus Road.
"I'm not interested in leaving," Martinez told the Daily Star.
"I've got too much work to be thinking about these things, but it shows we must be doing something right.
"We're all committed to Swansea and we'll carry on working hard. We want to achieve great things." - Sporting Life

Paul Parker/Bexley Times - Parker Pens: Addicks better off without Zabeel money
-CREST-FALLEN Charlton fans fearing that their whole world fell apart following Zabeel Investments' pullout from a potential takeover must remember: 'Money does not buy you happiness.'
All Addicks supporters have to do to see that massive investment does not necessarily guarantee a return to the Premier League is look at my old club, Queens Park Rangers, merely a few miles across the capital.
Iain Dowie has just lost his job at Loftus Road and I believe this buyout would have only increased the escalating pressure on the SE7 club's faithful, players and an already under-fire Alan Pardew.

- I cannot see the squad or their boss reacting negatively to these off-field developments either and it should be business as usual at the training ground.
- Pardew has been around long enough to know that he just has to knuckle down and get on with it. As an experienced manager, there is no risk that he had prematurely spent the money in his head. His immediate task now is ultimately to get the best out of what he currently has at his disposal.
- Charlton's main aim too will be to ensure that they avoid the drop and, in this respect, the outlook for this season may have drastically changed almost overnight.
- Just a few days ago, Charlton's followers may have been dreaming of new Brazilian and Italian signings arriving in January to help propel them towards the top flight, but that is no longer the case.
- We have seen in the past how quickly teams have fallen from grace - Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday are two sides that spring to mind - and the first objective must be to stop that happening.
- People have been quick to point out that the performances of Pardew's men in recent matches won't have done the club any help with this prospective Zabeel purchase. This, however, is irrelevant because foreign investors don't buy into what is presently there and take a more long-term approach. Bexley Times

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