NO BACKDOWN ON GUS RED / BIRCHALL IN U21 SQUAD
No backdown over Uhlenbeek red card
CHAD website, 09Nov05
PETER Shirtliff has failed in his appeal against Gus Uhlenbeek's straight red card at Rotherham.
Shirtliff watched the dismissal again on video and decided he couldn't se anything Uhlenbeek had done to deserve a straight red.
But a conversation today with match referee Darren Drysdale proved fruitless and the ban will stand.
Uhlenbeek's last minute dismissal followed one for Gareth Jelleyman the previous week, also a straight red, and both are to serve three-game bans.
However, unlike Jelleyman's angry reaction to an atrocious tackle by Gary Bradshaw at Cheltenham, it was hard to say exactly what Uhlenbeek did to deserve a straight red.
He and Rotherham's Michael Keane had already been booked when they clashed on the touchline right in front of a linesman.
Uhlenbeek was angry that Keane was holding his leg as he trie to get up after a tackle and eventually lost his balance.
But, although the players squared up and there was shoving, no punches seemed to be thrown and Uhlenbeen was incensed to see a straight red.
"It is disappointing but what more can I do?" said Shirtliff.
"I told the referee I didn't see any violent conduct by Gus and felt it would have been more appropriate to book him and send him off for a second yellow. But he said violent conduct was his interpretation and he would not change his mind."
Birchall named in U21 Squad
http://www.mansfieldtown-mad.co.uk , 9 November 2005
Stags striker Adam Birchall has once again been called up for the Welsh U21 for their game with Cyprus on November 15th
Wales travel to Cyprus on November 16th as John Toshack's side start preparing for Euro 2008. Match will be played at the Tsirio Stadium, Limassol, kick off 9pm (local) 7pm UK.
John Toshack will name the squad to face Cyprus on Thursday 10th November around 12 mid-day.
The previous evening the Under 21s face Cyprus Under 21 at the Paphiako Stadium, Paphos, kick 3pm local time.
Under 21 squad for Cyprus game
Kyle Letheren (Swansea City), Sam Pearce (Bristol City)
Simon Spender (Wrexham, Adam Davies (Cambridge United)
Lewin Nyatanga (Derby County), Rhoys Wiggins (Crystal Palace)
Joe Jacobson (Cardiff City), Byron Anthony (Cardiff City)
Adam Birchall (Mansfield Town), Mark Jones (Wrexham)
Owain Tudur Jones (Swansea City), Andrew Crofts (Gillingham)
Anthony Pulis (Stoke City), Ramon Calliste (Liverpool)
David Cotterill (Bristol City), Mark Pritchard (Swansea City)
Rhys Powell (Bolton Wanderers), Joseph Ledley (Cardiff City)
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