Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Yellow Card Tightrope

Villa Yellow Card Tightrope

Ban update:

Olof Mellberg will miss the Manchester United FA Cup clash on 7 Sunday 2007 after picking up his fifth yellow on Saturday after the Charlton defender dived in a total overreaction to Olof pushing him back.

Gareth Barry will miss the Chelsea game on 2 Tuesday 2007 after picking up a red card in the same game.

Meanwhile Gavin McCann says the rules should be changed to stop players being booked for 'nothing' and says the amount of cards needed for a second suspension should be increased from 10 to 15.

McCann, who is currently on 7 yellows said: 'You touch some lads in the game, they roll over and I end up getting booked. I think the authorities have to look at things one way or another. Last Saturday I committed two fouls and ended up getting booked because they are rolling around. A lot of lads will end up getting booked this season just for trying to win the ball. You will mistime things now and again. It's weird but I'm not changing the way I play. They'll have to change the rules. That's the only way.'

'We maybe need 15 yellow cards before you get banned for a second time as players are getting booked for nothing.'

The discipline yellow card tightrope (the what???!!) are:

Gabriel Agbonlahor 1
Juan Pablo Angel 2
Milan Baros 1
Gareth Barry 6 yellow, 1 red
Gary Cahill 2
Gavin McCann 7
Olof Mellberg 5
Stilian Petrov 1
Liam Ridgewell 2
Jlloyd Samuel 1
Chris Sutton 2


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday December 31 2006
Time: 5:51PM

Comments

0
Is this also an indication of which players are prepared to give their all for the club? The real triers, including Sutton with few games to his name, seem to have the highest card count.
Gordonsleftboot
31/12/2006 19:35:00
0
Indeed, I am just surprised Ridgewell has only got two!! he has made some lovely "old school" tackles. Must admit it is a bad system, especially now that a lot of players need an equity card before they step on the pitch. the play acting now is beyond a joke.
steff_the_villan
31/12/2006 19:40:00
0
Anyone been booked for celebrating?
SeasideEssexXile
31/12/2006 20:15:00
0
The simulation problem must be addressed. What Ronaldo got away with at Boro last week was disgraceful.
gwyllum18
31/12/2006 20:41:00
0
we dont score enough goals to get booked for celebrating!!
samtozer
31/12/2006 22:58:00
0
gwyllum18, Ronaldo simulating? I don't believe you!!!!!!!!!!! and lol samtozer, so ******* true!
The Fear
01/01/2007 10:28:00
0
thanks fear
samtozer
01/01/2007 12:18:00
0
Gavin makes some valid points, but expecting the authorities to take note and take appropriate action is a waste of time. We are just going to have to live with what we've got, and sadly the Gavin McCann's of this world will continue to be the one's to suffer the most.
glensider
01/01/2007 14:53:00
0
But yellow card fever is the same for all clubs especially around the Christmas and New Year fixture bash. Maybe MON needs to Instill some of the Clough ethic into the current players.
col8
02/01/2007 00:41:00
0
Does Barry just miss the 1 game for his sending off? Thought a straight red meant a 3 game ban?
DeanoVilla
02/01/2007 08:34:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Nuneaton Return For Petrov?

It's being reported that Stiliyan Petrov could be set for a role and a return to the game with Nuneaton Town.

Tshibola's Villa Confidence

Newcastle point saver Aaron Tshibola has said he believes that with growing confidence, Villa will be a 'real force' this season once we find some real consistency...

Di Matteo Reflects On Newcastle

Roberto Di Matteo has reflected on the draw against Newcastle at the weekend, and he's hoping how we ended that game is now how we start playing from the beginning.

Stan Collymore, Annoying Or What!

2big4seatswannastand on Collymore giving Jack (or anyone) advice..

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini14%
Chester1%
Elphick1%
Baker1%
Adomah0%
Westwood2%
Jedinak1%
Amavi1%
Bacuna0%
Kodjia35%
Ayew29%
Sub - Tshibola12%
Sub - Gestede0%
Sub - Hepburn-Murphy3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Drivers make tyre selections for Malaysia
Latest Vital Boxing News
Joshua v Klitschko?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear575
2.glensider339
3.sirdennis318
4.Fulford269
5.Silhillvilla218
6.Melon Donkey203
7.kefkat167
8.JuanPabloAngel136
9.villasince67135
10.DeanoVilla126
The Vital Football Members League