Bad news for Spurs fans

Tottenham's appeal to have striker Robbie Keane's three match ban rescinded has failed. The striker picked up a straight red card during Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Birmingham at White Hart Lane and many people felt the decision by referee Phil Dowd was very harsh.

Keane will now miss the Premier League games against Premier League high flier Manchester City and Portsmouth as well as the Carling Cup tie with City. This news will come to a big blow to Spurs as they look to resurrect a poor season thus far.

I have to say it was a shocking decision to send Keane off but it is very rare that when a ref sends off a player that the FA rescind the card which I find ludicrous. Do you think Keane deserved the red?