Everton and Crystal Palace charged by FA over melee

26/10/2022 18comments  |  Jump to last

Everton and Crystal Palace have been charged by the Football Association for allegedly failing to ensure 'their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion' last weekend.

The incident occurred in the 68th minute of the Blues’ 3-0 win at Goodison Park. First, Marc Guehi went through the back of Dominic Calvert-Lewin before Wilfried Zaha appeared to elbow Anthony Gordon in the back of the head seconds later.

An unseemly on-field melée then ensued with both sets of players going at it for a couple of minutes. Referee Simon Hooper then showed yellow cards to Guehi, Zaha, Tarkowski and Schlupp when things had finally calmed down.

Both clubs have until next Tuesday to provide their responses. 


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Rob Jones
1 Posted 27/10/2022 at 00:16:36
Is there anything the FA won't try and hammer us for? We are forever the club they use as an example, so they can claim to have dealt with a problem.

Diving? Niasse banned, no-one else.

Pitch invasions? £300k fine, no-one else.


Don Alexander
2 Posted 27/10/2022 at 00:29:09
Don't fanny about, Rob lad – just tell the truth!
Christine Foster
3 Posted 27/10/2022 at 09:34:53

I tend to agree, but this time out we have seen Man Utd charged twice, Arsenal, Klopp, West Ham, Cooper, and now Everton and Palace, all charged by the FA in the past week. Someone in the finance department wants to raise cash...

This organisation is a disgrace. A law unto themselves. It's about time a club said No!

David Pugh
4 Posted 27/10/2022 at 09:56:51

Man City were fined for their pitch invasion after winning the Premier League last season on the final day, £260k I think it was.

Funny thing is though, the FA did not take any further action against Jordan Henderson after a confrontation between him and Gabriel of Arsenal. Now I don't know what the charge was for, but when I heard that a lip reader would be required, then I can only assume it was for some kind of racist comment by Henderson.

It's funny how the RS always seem to get away with more serious offences, such as bricking other teams' coaches, possible racist comments etc. No doubt Bingo will get the minimum fine possible for his outburst during the Man City game, and a suspended pitch side ban.

So yeah, you're right, they are Fuckers!

Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 27/10/2022 at 11:55:54
Quite simply it is a matter of "Case Precedent". If we got stuffed last time while others suffered less for the same thing then we'll get stuffed again until we start standing up to it and, like Man City, take it to that Sports Tribunal in Switzerland as publicity seems to cause some sort of allergic reaction which causes an audit of accounts.
Paul Kernot
6 Posted 27/10/2022 at 20:34:02
Get the kit man to lock handbags in the bus.

What a load of tosh. It's sport. We play it to win & sometimes lose our shit a bit.

Get on with it.

Jack Convery
7 Posted 28/10/2022 at 03:28:19
What a surprise - NOT.

I see Klopp was fined but not banned. The Refs Association need to get onto the FA about it. When refs are leaving the game because of the abuse they get, this is not the example the FA should be setting.

Tell Klopp to give the £30,000 to EITC, that''ll teach him.

Hendo / Gabriel thing stinks. Just Like Firmino / Holgate spat, when Holgate told the ref Firmino had apparently used racist language. All hushed up and brushed away. Supporting Suarez by wearing tee-shirts. Not a nice club.

Tony Abrahams
8 Posted 28/10/2022 at 10:23:55
I think the worst website for covering Everton is Goodison News, Jack, but I've just read their take on Klopp receiving a £30,000 fine, but not a touchline ban, and it's possibly the first time I've ever agreed with something that I've read on that site 100%
John Kavanagh
10 Posted 28/10/2022 at 11:33:28
Erm. So two bad fouls on our players (one that warranted a straight red) results in us getting charged by the FA, presumably on the basis that Tarkowski got booked. Another mega fine on the way, no doubt.

Meanwhile Klopp gets off with violently confronting an official by getting a fine identical to Lampard's £30k when he simply quietly told the truth – that visiting sides don't get penalties at Mordor no matter how blatantly obvious they are. And no ban for Klopp. No action against Henderson either. It stinks.

I said after Lampard's fine that we should go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport with a claim that the FA and PGMOL are failing to operate in a fair and unbiased manner. There's a huge and increasing body of evidence to show clear bias in favour of the Super League 6.

David Pugh
11 Posted 28/10/2022 at 17:58:40
What did everyone expect? There would be uproar if Herr Klopp got a touchline ban. He will carry on doing it while his bosses keep on paying his fines.
Jeff Armstrong
12 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:33:33
Everton, always the victims...

Stop whining, we sound like “them” but claim to be better than “them” (which we are).

Let's just let the club do our whining for us and not stoop to their ridiculous levels.

Paul Birmingham
13 Posted 28/10/2022 at 18:35:35
The Premier Legaue governance team stinks the place out every other week and along with the inconsistency of the VAR, panels, and increasingly poor levels of officials, is significantly impacting the legitimacy of the so-called rules and enjoyment of the game of football.

Everton get whacked all the time, when other clubs get a slap on the wrist, and yet The RS, consistently get away with cast-iron rule breeches, as do Man City.

The game's governance body and those that make these decisions – did they ever play or even understand football?

It's taking the piss, and they should be made accountable, but are Everton past the point of challenging such descisions as they are “by default” nailed-on, never to be overturned?

Danny O’Neill
14 Posted 29/10/2022 at 05:58:52
In a way, I don't mind this.

We are being penalised for the actions of the opposition and that whining gobshite Zaha who is seemingly blessed by the media.

But we stood up to them as a collective group and got in their faces. Tarkowski laughing at them. Quality. We got the result and an easy 3 points.

Unity and sticking together. Fight and spirit. More of that today, Everton.

Dave Cashen
15 Posted 29/10/2022 at 07:10:41
As somebody who gets sick of all the talk about the gobshite RS manager on this site, I am very excited. I think he has resigned or been sacked and is taking his family back to Germany.

Just waiting for confirmation, but I'm 99% certain that, when my radio alarm went off just now, I caught the tail end of an angel from the BBC informing us that the Klopps are going back at midnight tonight!

Tony Abrahams
16 Posted 29/10/2022 at 07:18:43
David @4,

I was getting told that Henderson was supposedly calling an unnamed Arsenal player a rapist, so maybe that's why it's gone quiet?

Danny O’Neill
17 Posted 29/10/2022 at 07:39:22
David Cashen. Strangely my alarm (dogs) went off at 3:30 am this morning whereas normally it's a reasonable 5:30 am. Maybe there's a storm brewing?

He went into meltdown in his last season at Dortmund.

Get the popcorn out, but more importantly, let's get down to Fulham.

Gerry Quinn
18 Posted 29/10/2022 at 08:04:29
Dave, 15, brilliant story, well told. :)
Danny O’Neill
19 Posted 29/10/2022 at 08:20:43
Sorry, little sleep and building myself up for today.

Just watched the after-match footage from last week.

Once again interesting to see Gueye and Onana dancing in front of the fans.

Last off the pitch.

Come on, Blue Boys. Spirit. Forever.

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