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Was Palacios Eligible to Play for Spurs?

Was Palacios Eligible to Play for Spurs?


Former Wigan Athletic midfield man Wilson Palacios made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur against Bolton Wanderers yesterday but surely he was suspended and therefore ineligible to play.

Palacios picked up his 10th booking of the season in Wigan Athletics game at Eastlands on 17th January and thus instigating an automatic 2 match ban, if he had stayed at the Latics Palacios would have missed the Liverpool game last Wednesday and yesterdays visit to Aston Villa.

He left the Latics on the 21st of January for Spurs, still with a two game suspension hanging over him.

In the time since signing Palacios Spurs have played Burnley away in the Carling Cup, that wont count because Palacios is ineligible having featured for the Latics in that competition, then Spurs faced Manchester United in the FA cup again Palacios had already featured this time he actually played against Spurs.

The next game for Tottenham was the 3-1 home win against Stoke City on Tuesday 27th January and this was the first fixture that Wilson Palacios served part of his punishment the next game was yesterdays visit to the Reebok and by my reckoning that would have given Palacios his second game suspension, but he played?

Strange that a suspension could be overlooked by the Tottenham administration if there is a reason that he played I would love to hear it but I thought that the rules said 10 bookings two game suspension and those two games the player had to be eligible to play in also

Lets wait and see what happens


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday February 1 2009
Time: 11:23AM

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OOooh another West Ham scenario
worbo
01/02/2009 11:27:00
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knowing us, no he wasn't! I really don't understand how he was eligable, but apparently, even though he was cup-tied in the FA cup, it counted as one of the games?!?! Time will tell, but if we do lose points, thats us out of the league!
Dave the Yid
01/02/2009 11:43:00
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get a life, the club arent that thick and the ref would have known even if we didnt, the cup counts! crap artical that sticks of desperate!!!!
Morgan.
01/02/2009 11:52:00
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Thank goodness for this article because I've said nothing else since he joined the club. I was just looking forward to him, playing next week. Had no idea he would play yesterday.
Mike_THFC
01/02/2009 11:55:00
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Slow news day?
GuySpur
01/02/2009 11:55:00
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Slow news day? Not really just hoping some one could answer a burniong quezzie with us Wiganers and Morgan the club ARE that thick or Maritn Jol would still be in charge
worbo
01/02/2009 11:59:00
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You do have to assume that we wouldn't have been naive enough to play him without clearing it with the FA, but then it is strange how competitions that a player is not eligable to play in count towards the suspension? You may aswell arrange a couple of friendlies against your reserves to clear a suspension? Would be nice if the FA could issue a statement to clear this up, jst like they did over the Defoe incident vs Burnley
Dave the Yid
01/02/2009 12:01:00
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Im a Spurs fan and when we signed him i thought he wouldnt be available until we play Arsenal. Surely Arry couldnt make the same mistake twice!! Could he?
fiftypeehead
01/02/2009 12:05:00
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Don't worry - he's not your player any more so it's not your concern.
Chris Hart
01/02/2009 12:25:00
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No Latics fan, and by the sound of it most Spurs fans, expected Palacios to play yesterday, an explanation is needed.
eh?
01/02/2009 12:27:00
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