Date: 15th September 2015 at 7:32pm
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Not for the first time Robbie Neilson finds himself faced with ‘a notice of complaint’ against him from the Scottish FA’s compliance officer, which had been the case towards the end of last season in the Scottish Championship I believe.

On that occasion Neilson was given the all clear, however I seem to recall him being ‘warned about future conduct’ or something along those lines?

With that in mind you tend to think this time he’ll be found guilty of ‘breaching SFA rules’ perhaps! But we’ll see?

Following his comments, after Hearts’ three-two defeat to Hamilton last month, the Scottish FA compliance officer feels Neilson has breached the rules, when the Jambos boss had said.

‘The game has been ruined by a decision that is not a sending-off.

‘We actually practised going down to 10 men because of the environment we’re coming to and the officials who are taking the game and we have to do that.

‘In the recent past, the statistics involving the officials have shown a lot of red cards against us, so we have to prepare for it.

‘The next time we get these officials, we will again train with 10 men.’

After these comments, at the end of August, the Head Coach was asked to ‘explain his comments’ when questioning the decision of Willie Collum to send off Callum Paterson, a decision that Neilson completely disagreed with!

Paterson did of course have his red card rescinded following an appeal!

Neilson has until 22nd September to respond with the principal hearings set for 1st October.


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