The fall-out to Oumar Niasse’s epic tumble at Selhurst Park last weekend has continued to rumble on today, with the Everton man becoming the first Premier League player ever to be banned for “successfully deceiving a match official”. There is reaction to what was a precedent-setting decision from the FA, in which the question of quite what it does for us, as the club who were on the rough end of it all.
Elsewhere, we hear from Roy Hodgson over the need for Christian Benteke to shape-up in front of goal immediately after his comeback appearance against the Toffees and take a look into what happened during the Palace Trust’s AGM on Monday night, when both Dougie Freedman and Paddy McCarthy spoke to supporters at length.
Finally, there are quotes from chairman Steve Parish over his “massive regret” at letting former Palace hot-shot Glenn Murray leave the club for Bournemouth back in 2015. There is an ever-so-subtle dig at Alan Pardew thrown in there, which in the circumstances I can certainly sympathise with.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is often painted as a gentle soul by our country’s press but the 70-year-old pulled no punches when asked about the performance of Christian Benteke on his return from injury.
Everton striker Oumar Niasse could well become the first player to be retrospectively banned for diving by the new FA panel, following the penalty he won at Selhurst Park last Saturday afternoon.
Last night, Crystal Palace Sporting Director Dougie Freedman and U18s boss Paddy McCarthy took part in a fans Q&A session at Selhurst Park, with those who attended believed to have been extremely encouraged by what they heard.
Everton’s Oumar Niasse has become the first Premier League player ever to receive a suspension for the ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ following the dive which brought the Toffees a penalty in the fifth minute of their clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Saturday.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted that he personally regrets the decision to sell former striker Glenn Murray ahead of the first ever Premier League meeting between the Eagles and Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex Stadium next Tuesday night.