It wasn’t exactly a shock when the following statement appeared on the FA website this morning:
Norwich City manager Glenn Roeder and assistant manager Lee Clark have both been charged with improper conduct.
The charges relate to the pair’s behaviour towards match officials at the end of Norwich’s match against Bristol City on 29 March.
Roeder and Clark have until 21 April to respond to the charge.
You’re never going to get away with the sort of public criticism handed down on to Andy D’Urso by Roeder following the Bristol City game or for marching on to the pitch to have a go, but as always the FA misses the point.
Yep, fair enough, Roeder and Clark probably don’t have much of a defence – regardless of what the fourth official may or may not have said – but what happens to D’Urso? He’s free to cock up another match somewhere else of course.