Watford's Albert Riera handed additional one-match ban by the FA for his conduct following his red card against Charlton Athletic

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Picture: Holly Cant

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Albert Riera has been fined and handed an additional one-match suspension by the FA for his behaviour following his red card against Charlton Athletic.

The Spaniard was dismissed against the Addicks after receiving a second yellow card in the 78th minute of the contest.

The 32-year-old failed to immediately leave the pitch after being sent off and the FA deemed his behaviour as improper conduct.

Should Riera remain with Watford next season, he will miss the first game of the 2014/2015 campaign.

The former Liverpool winger also received a £2000 fine.

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10:46am Tue 6 May 14

rowlingstone says...

I cannot remember a season where we have showed so much dissent.
I cannot remember a season where we have showed so much dissent. rowlingstone
  • Score: 9

10:51am Tue 6 May 14

TaylorMadeArmy says...

I get embarrassed when I see antics like Riera's hissy fit at Charlton. He'd been cruising for a red card all game. He should have just bitten his lip and left the field. Instead, he gave one of the worst spoilt brat routines I've seen in a long time. The referee did well and just stood back and let him make a fool of himself. No doubt Riera was booking his holidays the next day.

As a footnote, what was noticeable was that not a single Watford FC player bothered to intervene. I guess that sums up the lack of team ethic at the moment, which was evident in the Huddersfield horror show.

Anyway, fewer reckless fouls and sendings off next season please, and more guts and determination.
I get embarrassed when I see antics like Riera's hissy fit at Charlton. He'd been cruising for a red card all game. He should have just bitten his lip and left the field. Instead, he gave one of the worst spoilt brat routines I've seen in a long time. The referee did well and just stood back and let him make a fool of himself. No doubt Riera was booking his holidays the next day. As a footnote, what was noticeable was that not a single Watford FC player bothered to intervene. I guess that sums up the lack of team ethic at the moment, which was evident in the Huddersfield horror show. Anyway, fewer reckless fouls and sendings off next season please, and more guts and determination. TaylorMadeArmy
  • Score: 13

11:34am Tue 6 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

TaylorMadeArmy wrote:
I get embarrassed when I see antics like Riera's hissy fit at Charlton. He'd been cruising for a red card all game. He should have just bitten his lip and left the field. Instead, he gave one of the worst spoilt brat routines I've seen in a long time. The referee did well and just stood back and let him make a fool of himself. No doubt Riera was booking his holidays the next day.

As a footnote, what was noticeable was that not a single Watford FC player bothered to intervene. I guess that sums up the lack of team ethic at the moment, which was evident in the Huddersfield horror show.

Anyway, fewer reckless fouls and sendings off next season please, and more guts and determination.
Cap'n Troy did intervene but he was alone.

I think the most telling part was that if Riera had made contact with Poyet to anywhere near having Poyet rolling over in such agony - I think he rolled for 15 yards - Riera would have had half a dozen Charlton players pushing him and getting in his face. None at all, so I guess they are used to Poyet crying wolf.

For another day, but I would like to see play actors booked. I cannot recall anyone being booked for trying to get a fellow pro sent off.
[quote][p][bold]TaylorMadeArmy[/bold] wrote: I get embarrassed when I see antics like Riera's hissy fit at Charlton. He'd been cruising for a red card all game. He should have just bitten his lip and left the field. Instead, he gave one of the worst spoilt brat routines I've seen in a long time. The referee did well and just stood back and let him make a fool of himself. No doubt Riera was booking his holidays the next day. As a footnote, what was noticeable was that not a single Watford FC player bothered to intervene. I guess that sums up the lack of team ethic at the moment, which was evident in the Huddersfield horror show. Anyway, fewer reckless fouls and sendings off next season please, and more guts and determination.[/p][/quote]Cap'n Troy did intervene but he was alone. I think the most telling part was that if Riera had made contact with Poyet to anywhere near having Poyet rolling over in such agony - I think he rolled for 15 yards - Riera would have had half a dozen Charlton players pushing him and getting in his face. None at all, so I guess they are used to Poyet crying wolf. For another day, but I would like to see play actors booked. I cannot recall anyone being booked for trying to get a fellow pro sent off. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 10

12:00pm Tue 6 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division!

Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager?
Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division! Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager? bristol hornet
  • Score: 7

12:30pm Tue 6 May 14

rowlingstone says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division!

Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager?
Interesting statistics. Can you provide the source?
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division! Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager?[/p][/quote]Interesting statistics. Can you provide the source? rowlingstone
  • Score: 0

1:07pm Tue 6 May 14

Anybody_There says...

http://www.football-
league.co.uk/page/Cl
ubDiscipline/0,,1079
4~20137,00.html
http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Cl ubDiscipline/0,,1079 4~20137,00.html Anybody_There
  • Score: 4

1:25pm Tue 6 May 14

garston tony says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division! Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager?
Erm, the players themselves? Be interesting to see how many bookings and red cards in Zola's time and since
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Six sending-offs since Beppe arrived, and over a hundred bookings during the season - the worst in the division! Shocking disciplinary stats! Who is to blame, other than the manager?[/p][/quote]Erm, the players themselves? Be interesting to see how many bookings and red cards in Zola's time and since garston tony
  • Score: 6

1:51pm Tue 6 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Anybody_There wrote:
http://www.football-

league.co.uk/page/Cl

ubDiscipline/0,,1079

4~20137,00.html
Thank you for the link below in answer to the other guy's question.

110 Yellow Cards and 6 red cards for watford this year.

http://www.football-

league.co.uk/page/Cl

ubDiscipline/0,,1079

4~20137,00.html
[quote][p][bold]Anybody_There[/bold] wrote: http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Cl ubDiscipline/0,,1079 4~20137,00.html[/p][/quote]Thank you for the link below in answer to the other guy's question. 110 Yellow Cards and 6 red cards for watford this year. http://www.football- league.co.uk/page/Cl ubDiscipline/0,,1079 4~20137,00.html bristol hornet
  • Score: 2

9:38pm Tue 6 May 14

Watford1960 says...

The statistics published in last Friday's Watford Observer were 99 yellows and 6 reds. Add 3 yellows on Saturday to take the total to 102 as confirmed by the football league link provided by previous posts. All 6 reds were since Sannino's arrival and if I have counted them right, there were 44 yellows in Zola's 23 matches and 58 in Sannino's 29, so that's almost exactly two yellows per game for both managers (plus 6 reds in Sannino's time). If you want to count them yourself, go to http://www.soccerbas
e.com/teams/team.sd?
team_id=2741&teamTab
s=results and click on each result to see the details.
The statistics published in last Friday's Watford Observer were 99 yellows and 6 reds. Add 3 yellows on Saturday to take the total to 102 as confirmed by the football league link provided by previous posts. All 6 reds were since Sannino's arrival and if I have counted them right, there were 44 yellows in Zola's 23 matches and 58 in Sannino's 29, so that's almost exactly two yellows per game for both managers (plus 6 reds in Sannino's time). If you want to count them yourself, go to http://www.soccerbas e.com/teams/team.sd? team_id=2741&teamTab s=results and click on each result to see the details. Watford1960
  • Score: -1

12:28am Wed 7 May 14

Roger Joslyn says...

The only thing to put a smile on my face on Saturday was when young Tommy got booked and half the Lower Rous stood to cheer the 100th booking of the campaign!
The only thing to put a smile on my face on Saturday was when young Tommy got booked and half the Lower Rous stood to cheer the 100th booking of the campaign! Roger Joslyn
  • Score: 2

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