Vital Football

2017/18 Diving Ban Panel Announced

2017/18 Diving Ban Panel Announced

Following on from the news that the Football Association would look at retrospective action for diving this season, the all important panel responsible for reviewing footage after each match day has now been named.

A three person panel will be chosen each week from a pool of 13 former players, managers and match officials and will review footage of a Monday to look for match effecting incidents of diving or feigning injury where the clear aim was to gain an advantage through an act of deception.

Players unanimously found guilty will be banned in future, but this will only occur in cases where the offending player's team were awarded a penalty or saw the opponent sent off.

Yellow cards or red cards will be automatically rescinded in such circumstances.

The exact wording from the FA is 'successful deception of a match official' and applies to the following cases.

...the offending player`s team has been:-
awarded a penalty; and/or
an opposing player has been sent-off where the act of simulation and/or feigning injury led to a straight red card or caused one of the two cautions that led to the dismissal.

The panel pool are:

Former Players/Managers:

Nigel Adkins
Rachel Brown-Finnis
Terry Butcher
Lee Dixon
Alex McLeish
Danny Murphy
Chris Powell
Trevor Sinclair

Former match officials:

Keren Barratt
Steve Dunn
Mike Mullarkey
Alan Wiley
Eddie Wolstenhome

They will only review footage where there is an obvious case to answer and given any conflicts of interests, clubs played for or managed will be factored into which pool member gets the call.

With a number of pundits on the panel, it'll be interesting to watch post match comments for indications.

Bloggers

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday August 5 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
0 This is a positive step forward,all too often players feel the force of gravity when on the football pitch,it's amazing.Einstein well famed for his theory of gravity would not have thought it's effects were more telling on overpaid professional football players who do manage somehow to stay upright in normal life. Perhaps I am wrong,is there a magnet placed under the turf that somehow causes these players to feel it's force more ?...
Le Hane
08/08/2017 20:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Grimsby Town Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 22/8/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/8/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Vital Mariners Social Media

Archived Vital Mariners Articles

Vital Mariners articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Mariners
Write For Vital Mariners
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Scott & Hurst build a promotion winning squad for next season ?
Suggested By:
no doubt about it31%
only if Connell stays10%
only via the play-offs11%
i'll wait and see10%
it'll be mid table again38%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Grimsby Town Results (view all)

Grimsby Town Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football