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i agree with sfer....he is a ticking time bomb liable to go off at any moment......he doesn't seemed to have learnt anything from past experiences.....we could finish up with 10 men at any time.......
I can't and won't argue that he dosen't deserve a ban, he does, what he did was a sending off not matter how you look at it.
However I do feel he has been hit harder, either because he's English or because he's Rooney, UEFA's ban on Arseshaving set the tone, why is Rooney being punished more.
I thought Rooney had only been sent off once for England in the past?! when he stood on Carvalho(sp), I know that Rooneys discipline has been questionable in the past, but for England this hasn't happened for some time. Do you remember how good he was in the last Euros before he got injured? he was one of the best players at the tournement.
We have other players who will score for us, but in most tournements we have at least 2-3 players who never kick a ball, I would take Rooney instead of a 4-5 choice striker/forward, imagine the impact he could have if he was brought on?
IMO he is the only English player who could walk into any team in the world, he is leagues ahead of most of the strikers in the EPL!
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"However I do feel he has been hit harder, either because he's English or because he's Rooney, UEFA's ban on Arseshaving set the tone, why is Rooney being punished more."
He's being hit harder because clearly the player community doesn't seem to be getting the message. Heaven help the next player who ends up doing what Arshavin and Rooney have done.
You can have the best player in the World in your squad but he will be of absolutely no use if he is sitting in the dressing room having been sent off. In fact, he is a hinderence because he has left his team mates playing with only 10 men.
You say he didn't argue or swear at the Ref when he got sent off this time as if that was a good thing. Maybe it was OR maybe he just could not be bothered. Maybe he just doesn't actually care very much if he is playing or not.
I agree he is a very talented player who most teams would want BUT when it comes down to wether or not you would actually be better off with a slightly less talented player who you pretty much knew would give you everything and stay on the park whilst doing so, then there is a question to be asked. For me - because I think he is a very rich spoilt yob - he should be left at home in the rather vain hope he might - MIGHT! - grow up and stop being an idiot.