Hi Kingfielder, interesting Ref point read .... BUT ... in which case all Ref's need to be far more consistent. Watching the Donnny v Rotherham game prior to ours, there was a far more robust two footed challenge made which did not result in a booking, foul nor even a lecture. The player who came off worst simply jumped back up, dusted himself down and got on with the game. No girlie rolling around, no players swamping The Ref demanding cards to be waved.
There is a huge difference in tackling when the ball is won first and a carry through occurs after and in my most humble of opinions they should bear that in mind before deciding if it was a lunge at player badly timed or not. I believe in Manny's case the Ref should have just quietly stood over Fylde player and whispered "do me a favour, I've seen po**o stars go down quicker than that !!!"
I remember the days of getting two footed tackles that resulted in my thighs, knees and even b**ls getting stud marks left. At best the Ref would warn offending player, "one more like that and you're in the book" ... And I was left doing a stocktake to make sure I still had two left before continuing playing.
Old School me