Moyes in a fury as fleeting Ferguson sees red again
Some people never learn. Duncan Ferguson was shown the eighth red card of his Everton career here last night for a spiteful and utterly brazen punch, flung at the Wigan best mens canada goose jacket midfielder Paul Scharner, after barely seven minutes of his substitute appearance to leave David Moyes as apoplectic as he was aghast. «I can’t defend what he did,» said the visitors’ manager. «Duncan’s disappointed in himself but he’s let us all down and I’ve told him that.»
The suspicion remains that the rebuke will have fallen on deaf ears. This contest was meandering towards stalemate when it exploded late, Ferguson’s dismissal followed three minutes later by that of Jason Roberts for an elbow at the other end of the pitch. The football was almost an afterthought, the flurry of red cards providing an explosion of violent colour, though it was the painful reminder of Ferguson’s ability to self-destruct which left those present utterly flummoxed.
The former Scotland striker’s career has been nothing if not tempestuous, though Everton can simply not tolerate such lunacy given authentic canada goose outlet online their lack of striking options at present. The player had already dumped Pascal Chimbonda on the turf in his brief cameo when he and Scharner exchanged words following a corner. The Austrian appeared to be implying Ferguson had raised his elbow, only for the Everton striker to crunch his fist into his opponent’s stomach, Scharner crumpling to the turf on the edge of the six-yard box while a mle erupted.
The referee Mike Dean consulted his assistant before flourishing red, though he may just have wished to seek a second opinion on whether his eyes had missed the ridiculous. At times recently Ferguson has appeared buy canada goose parka uk to be smarting for this — there were moments in his aerial duals with Sol Campbell and John Terry in his last two league appearances which suggested his temper was simmering — though this still bordered on ludicrous.
«We simply can’t afford to lose players at the moment which is why he’s canada goose coat 1000 calorie meal plans let us down,» said Moyes, whose attempts to add to his striking ranks during the window ran aground. A club fine of two weeks’ wages is likely to follow. Asked whether the 34-year-old should know better at his age, Everton’s manager could offer only a wry smile and no comment.
This was a livid finale to a scrappy contest which Everton should have won by the interval, although where Paul Jewell departed relatively satisfied Roberts faces a fretful time while he sits out his own three-match buy canada goose jacket ebay ban. The elbow he flung at David Weir seven minutes from time was more clumsy than malicious but it still warranted red. In the unlikely event of Wigan failing to re-schedule their Premiership game with Tottenham on February 18, currently a free weekend, the 28-year-old will miss the Carling Cup final.
Agreement should be reached on the fixture change, though that may still not save Roberts the heartbreak of sitting out the showcase. «What best price canada goose jacket outlet usa online store happens if someone comes in and scores hat-tricks?» asked Jewell. «He might not get his place back which average price of canada goose jacket would be tragic.
«He’s not a malicious type of player,» added Jewell, «but he does play with his hands in the air sometimes. If someone as big and strong as Jason elbows you 88, you don’t get up so it was more silly than deliberate. But, maybe given what had just happened at the other end, the referee was looking to even things up.»
The game can you machine wash canada goose jacket should not best canada goose jacket womens have ended level. Everton’s first-half dominance, even without a recognised striker in their ranks, had panicked Wigan though their inability to prise a second goal was pivotal. They led early, Richard Wright’s goal-kick allowed to bounce with James McFadden prodding Tim Cahill through. Although the Australian was eventually surrounded on the edge of the area, his shot deflected from Stphane Henchoz’s arm and, with the goalkeeper wrong-footed, was converted inadvertently by David Thompson, diving in to challenge Leon Osman.
McFadden should have extended the lead, Mike Pollitt saving wonderfully with his feet, before Wigan’s resilience flared yet again. In stoppage time of a first half in which they had can you wash a canada goose parka wilted, Henchoz recovered Thompson’s cleared free-kick with a pump upfield which was nodded across goal by Chimbonda, eluding Nuno Valente, and thumped in by the unmarked Scharner from close range.