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Good to see :) I hope the FA see sense!!

Chelsea have appealed against Frank Lampard's dismissal in Saturday's 4-0 Premier League victory at West Ham.

The midfielder tangled with Luis Boa Morte and then pushed the winger after appearing to get caught by a kick.

Referee Peter Walton consulted his assistant before brandishing his red card and then booked Michael Ballack for his part in the melee that ensued. The Football Association said that the appeal against an automatic three-game ban will be heard on 4 March.

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Well you gotta try I guess even when it is worth a stright red..which is werent

Not gana be overturned.They're never gana admit they were wrong and plus was worth a yellow anyway so nada.

Cant see us getting a 4 match ban though,better bloody not anyway

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its so funny, you know he wont get off but he really should. If they give him a 4 match ban or dont recind it, its a complete disgrace. "Violent Conduct" haha classic.

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its so funny, you know he wont get off but he really should. If they give him a 4 match ban or dont recind it, its a complete disgrace. "Violent Conduct" haha classic.

yep i agree i bet my bollocks they don't recind it and give him a extra game ban :mouthclosed:

i just cannot understand why rigor mortis got off scot free, fucking lino wasn't that alert was he :censored:

regards:JBD

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The danger is now that the FA could increase Frank's ban if they deem the appeal 'frivilous',which would be a total joke.

The ref (Peter Walton) should come out himself and say he was wrong to send off Frank,just like Andy D'Urso had the decencey to admit he was wrong on sending off Stoke's captain at QPR yesterday.

Fair enough,we can do without Frank for our three games coming up,but maybe we should appeal anyway for Frank's self respect.And i'm outraged the video panel have'nt picked up Boa Morte's kick at Frank when Frank was trying to get up from the floor.

I believe that's called retaliation?

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A meeting of the FA's Regulatory Commission tomorrow (Tuesday) will decide whether to uphold Chelsea Football Club's appeal against Frank Lampard's Upton Park red card.

Chelsea FC has confirmed that a claim for wrongful dismissal has been lodged with the FA. It follows the sending-off of the player after an altercation with West Ham's Luis Boa Morte.

Should the dismissal be upheld, Lampard would be suspended for the FA Cup tie at Barnsley and the league games at home to Derby and away to Sunderland.

We know the outcome but still meh

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The ref (Peter Walton) should come out himself and say he was wrong to send off Frank,just like Andy D'Urso had the decencey to admit he was wrong on sending off Stoke's captain at QPR yesterday.

Frank Lampard is likely to escape suspension for his sending-off against West Ham United after Peter Walton, the referee, said yesterday that he was wrong to show the Chelsea midfield player a red card in the 4-0 win at Upton Park on Saturday.

It is understood that Walton wrote to the FA yesterday saying that he had looked at the incident again and had made an error of judgment. Lampard was sent off because, in the view of one of the assistant referees, he struck Luis Boa Morte in the face, although replays showed that he pushed the Portugal winger in the chest.

Lampard's appeal will be heard by a four-man judicial commission this morning, with Walton's testimony likely to carry significant weight. Chelsea must prove that there was a "serious and obvious error" to have the card rescinded and have submitted a DVD to support their case, as well as written submissions from several players.

Chelsea have become used to being frustrated by the FA's streamlined disciplinary process this season, with appeals against the red cards shown to John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien and Ashley Cole rejected, but they are confident of being satisfied on this occasion. Although Jérémie Aliadière, the Middlesbrough striker, suffered the double blow of being given a four-match ban as punishment for a "frivolous" appeal against his sending-off against Liverpool the weekend before last, there is one precedent in Chelsea's favour this season, with Lee Bowyer having a red card rescinded after West Ham United's league match against Birmingham City.

If Lampard achieves a similar result, he will be available for the FA Cup sixth-round tie against Barnsley on Saturday. Lampard's potential availability will give Avram Grant, the Chelsea first-team coach, another selection headache.

The England midfield player showed signs at Upton Park of developing a promising partnership with Michael Ballack, with the pair embracing after the Germany player had scored Chelsea's third with a stunning half-volley from a pass by Lampard. "It was important for us to win," Ballack said. "We had a bad performance last Sunday \ and got criticised, but we showed we are a good team. We lost one game, so everybody spoke about a big crisis at Chelsea, but that was not the reality."

Ballack credited John Terry with maintaining squad morale, through team-building exercises such as last week's paint-balling trip. "It comes from JT, the captain," Ballack said. "Sometimes during the season you have difficult moments, then you have to do something a little bit different."

Source: The Times

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What an arse! How the hell can a journalist make such personal comments in an article and get away with it with their editor???

Good news on Lampard though as it looks very very promising as the ref has written to the FA to state he made a mistake :)

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Frank Lampard has had his appeal for wrongful dismissal upheld by the Football Association.

At a regulatory commission hearing today, it was judged that his red card received for violent conduct at West Ham on Saturday should not have been given, and his three-match domestic suspension has now been withdrawn.

This means that Lampard will now be available for the FA Cup tie with Barnsley on Saturday, as well as Premier League fixtures against Derby County and Sunderland.

chelseafc.com

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