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Old 12-11-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by foxinthebox
but surely it would be silly to not take into account his past. he keeps effing up
because of his past crimes he should get a longer ban as more of a detterent to stop him doing it again in future.

if michael owen for example had turned round and punched him, youd think "pedersen must have really done something". with barton, you just think "hes not all there", off he goes again"

and his passion is directed in the wrong ways if it results in that
Well his "past crimes" are more of a off the pitch or on the training pitch ilk. He hasn't really got a history of injuring people of having fights during games. And all those past crimes he's been punished for, typically, pre-date when he got off the booze and sorted his life out.

I just think that to keep mentioning those every time something like this happens (which is not in keeping with his previous on pitch behaviour) is churlish and showing that, ultimately, people never really forgive anything. They just ram it back down your throat at the first opportunity.

I prefer to look at the positives of his story this season and, hope, that he is able to keep playing at the standard he has and doesn't repeat what he did the other night.
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