Well Mr Styles ... What's It Going To Be?

Last updated : 22 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
However, after Newcastle announced they had appealed against the sending-off, the FA's regulatory commission announced it will meet on Thursday to consider the case.

It has been the most talked about incident this week, probably because Mr Styles has a history of 'gifting' penalties and the FA have probably had enough of him.

The Newcastle defender didn't just get a faint touch of the ball as he challenged Robinho, he played the ball AWAY from the City player.
OK, that doesn't necessarily mean it was NOT a foul, but the whole point of being a defender is to 'defend'.

He tackled the player to win the ball ... and that is what happened.

Not for the first time, the FA either back the referee or put him back in the spotlight if they don't.

They will give the referee the benefit of the doubt, as they always do, but was the tackle worthy of a ban?

He apologised to Bolton when he awarded a penalty against them after Jlloyd Samuel tackled Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford last month.  

Referees stick together and Graham Poll (who doesn't know that two yellow cards constitute a sending off) said: 'It was good refereeing. There was nothing to apologise about last night.'