Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has questioned the extension of his Adelaide United counterpart Guillermo Amor's touchline ban to a second A-League match.
Amor was banished to the stands during last weekend's goalless draw with top-of-the-table Sydney FC after touching fourth official Adam Fielding following a controversial decision during the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Perth Glory the week before.
After an independent disciplinary and ethics committee hearing on Wednesday, Amor's ban was extended...
Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor will serve an additional A-League ban of one game plus another two suspended for making "intentional contact" with a match official.
Football Federation Australia (FFA)'s independent disciplinary and ethics committee handed down its decision on Wednesday, two days after hearing Amor's explanation for touching fourth official Adam Fielding in the wake of a controversial decision during the Reds' 3-1 loss to Perth Glory.
Last season's A-League coach of the...
Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor was banished to the stands after protesting a goal as his side fell to a 3-1 loss to Perth Glory at nib Stadium.
Glory defender Josh Risdon was embarrassed when his attempted clearance of Tarek Elrich's dangerous square ball ended up in the back of his own net to give Adelaide the lead. Elrich's pass took a slight deflection off Glory defender Rhys Williams' outstretched boot, before bouncing into Risdon's leg and into the goal in the 22nd minute.
The setback seemed...
Adelaide United are taking cold comfort from being here before: winless and bottom of the A-League.
United were in a similar predicament last season but recovered spectacularly to win the league, though Reds defender Dylan McGowan is tiring of any comparison to the fresh season.
"Our performances are slightly better but if we continue to compare us to last season, it's not going to do us any good," McGowan said.
"Last season we went on a phenomenal run. But we can't bank on that happening again.