Ipswich manager Paul Lambert has been handed a two-match touchline ban and a £3,000 fine after he was sent off against Norwich, it has been reported in the EADT.
Norwich have been fined £25,000 and Ipswich £20,000 following a fracas between the two during the Canaries’ 3-0 win at Carrow Road on 10 February, that saw Lambert and Norwich coach Chris Domogalla both dismissed after a confrontation spilled off the pitch.
Former Canaries manager Lambert will not be allowed on the touchline for Ipswich’s game at Wigan on Saturday and the home game against Reading on 2nd March.
So is Lambert’s touchline ban the right decision?
“He absolutely embarrassed himself against Norwich and the ban is more than deserved.
“Obviously, some members of the Norwich staff did as well, but you need your manager setting a good example.”
“It’s definitely the right decision.
“You simply can’t act how he did against Norwich, and he’s meant to be setting the example to the rest of his squad.
“His absence in two crucial relegation games, could cost them dearly and I fear this is the final nail in the coffin for Ipswich.”
“It’s a valid ban.
“If you get involved like he did you deserve some retribution.
“Farke isn’t banned, you know why?
“He walked away. It’s simple really.”
“Right or wrong it’s the decision that has been made.
“Lambert shouldn’t be bickering about the ban – I think it’s just – managers shouldn’t act or react the way he did.
“It’s about controlling emotion in derby games and he failed to do that so he gets what he deserves.”