Watford handed £5,000 fine by FA for failing to control players during Championship match at Ipswich Town

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Watford have been fined £5,000 by the FA for failing to control their players during the 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town on December 21.

The Hornets had until 6pm on Monday to appeal the FA's decision but chose not to do so and were subsequently issued the standard penalty.

The FA's initial statement did not explain in detail what the charge related to.

However, it did say the incident occurred in or around the 71st minute, which was when the Ipswich penalty was awarded.

Video footage shows a group of Watford players reacting angrily to Graham Scott’s decision to award the spot-kick.

Lloyd Doyley, Marco Cassetti and George Thorne all approached Scott while Joel Ekstrand can be seen shouting in the referee’s face and Gabriele Angella appeared to place a hand on the official.

An FA statement read: “Watford have been fined the standard penalty of £5000 after admitting an FA charge of failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.

“The incident occurred in or around the 71st minute of their game against Ipswich Town on 21 December 2013.”

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10:21am Thu 2 Jan 14

mellow yellow says...

...which is presumably how much it cost the FA panel for their business lunch to discuss this heinous crime, that occurs practically every weekend in the top flight.
...which is presumably how much it cost the FA panel for their business lunch to discuss this heinous crime, that occurs practically every weekend in the top flight. mellow yellow

10:25am Thu 2 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray.
We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray. The BestTrip2011

10:32am Thu 2 Jan 14

rowlingstone says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray.
Saw this posted on Twitter. I'd be disappointed if we were to sell Murray. Class act with a promising career ahead of him. To be replaced by Merkel perhaps who rumour has it has signed for the Golden Boys.
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray.[/p][/quote]Saw this posted on Twitter. I'd be disappointed if we were to sell Murray. Class act with a promising career ahead of him. To be replaced by Merkel perhaps who rumour has it has signed for the Golden Boys. rowlingstone

10:32am Thu 2 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head !
Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head ! jasonwatford

10:42am Thu 2 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

Hopefully the FA don't read this forum otherwise we might get fined a lot more for not controlling RogerUK

HC
Hopefully the FA don't read this forum otherwise we might get fined a lot more for not controlling RogerUK HC Hornet Cornet

11:02am Thu 2 Jan 14

rowlingstone says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head !
QPR are lining up a £3.5 million bid for Watford midfielder Sean Murray. #QPR #watfordfc Source: Twitter (SkyBet Championship ‏@Transfer_News24)


Merkel Transfer: http://www.forzawatf
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n-watford/2045

Cheers
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head ![/p][/quote]QPR are lining up a £3.5 million bid for Watford midfielder Sean Murray. #QPR #watfordfc Source: Twitter (SkyBet Championship ‏@Transfer_News24) Merkel Transfer: http://www.forzawatf ord.com/2013/12/30/u dinese-duo-merkel-an d-ranegie-set-to-joi n-watford/2045 Cheers rowlingstone

11:04am Thu 2 Jan 14

HornetJJ says...

This should work both ways. There should be an option for clubs to obtain compensation from the FA when they provide incompetent referees who cost teams!!
This should work both ways. There should be an option for clubs to obtain compensation from the FA when they provide incompetent referees who cost teams!! HornetJJ

11:44am Thu 2 Jan 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

jasonwatford wrote:
Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head !
It's coming out from Sky and the BBC. And yes we are getting Ranegie and Merkel. Merkel is a class act..in my head.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: Where is all this **** transfer rumour coming from........oh yes your head ![/p][/quote]It's coming out from Sky and the BBC. And yes we are getting Ranegie and Merkel. Merkel is a class act..in my head. The BestTrip2011

2:37pm Thu 2 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

The ref got it spot on for the 2nd Millwall pen. Didn't give the decision and listened to his lino - turned back to the penalty area and then made the decision to give a pen.

The Ipswich ref - whistle in his gob at the ready?
The ref got it spot on for the 2nd Millwall pen. Didn't give the decision and listened to his lino - turned back to the penalty area and then made the decision to give a pen. The Ipswich ref - whistle in his gob at the ready? gloryhornet4

2:42pm Thu 2 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

The BestTrip2011 wrote:
We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray.
There is no January sale going on at Vic Rd. Anyway why would he up sticks for another Championship side.

We had all this nonsense last season in January and nothing happened.
[quote][p][bold]The BestTrip2011[/bold] wrote: We should be able to pay that out of the £3.5m QPR are about to give us for Sean Murray.[/p][/quote]There is no January sale going on at Vic Rd. Anyway why would he up sticks for another Championship side. We had all this nonsense last season in January and nothing happened. gloryhornet4

5:27pm Thu 2 Jan 14

goldanboy says...

Crikey, this story with £5000 fine was on the BBC Sport website last year (alright, 3 days ago). As I said before , I still don't know where this money goes. Maybe another upgrade to Rio in May? Has ever a referee been fined by the FA for losing control of all sense?
Crikey, this story with £5000 fine was on the BBC Sport website last year (alright, 3 days ago). As I said before , I still don't know where this money goes. Maybe another upgrade to Rio in May? Has ever a referee been fined by the FA for losing control of all sense? goldanboy

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