Date: 11th May 2008 at 9:39pm
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Kevin Friend may be the most loathed man in Hertfordshire at this present time, but fellow hapless official Rob Styles will at least have some consoling words and advice for him this evening [Sunday]

Having become the second man to send John Eustace off this season, Friend may find a ‘soulmate’ in Rookery hate-figure Rob Styles, who saw fit to slam an extra match on Eustace’s earlier ban following his red card against Stoke.

Watford have confirmed they have appealled Sunday’s decision – as they did previously. There are varying reports, some saying Eustace was sent off for a two-footed challenge whilst others quoted raised fists and finally, a headbutt.

Either way, from my seat, I saw Eustace fall over his own team-mate followed by a melee. The video footage will prove interesting no doubt.

Watford have confirmed that a decision on Eustace appeal will arrive with the club by Tuesday evening.