UK time is: 02:41:10
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 31 2006

Time: 5:51PM

Your Comments

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
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
Anyone been booked for celebrating?
SeasideEssexXile
The simulation problem must be addressed. What Ronaldo got away with at Boro last week was disgraceful.
gwyllum18
we dont score enough goals to get booked for celebrating!!
samtozer
gwyllum18, Ronaldo simulating? I don't believe you!!!!!!!!!!! and lol samtozer, so ******* true!
The Fear
thanks fear
samtozer
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
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
Does Barry just miss the 1 game for his sending off? Thought a straight red meant a 3 game ban?
DeanoVilla
I think it depends on the offence Deano. McCann is right, some of the things players get booked for these days are ridiculous.
jonah
we should start a players oscars awards, and actualy send out a prize to the player who wins, if it was done to span all the vital sites, and advertised to the media, could be a nice way of naming and shaming. obviously none of our players would ever be in the nominations.
steff_the_villan
Suspensions will hit us hard right now, certainly until re-inforcements arrive. We cant keep looking at the youngsters to step in and do a job.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Tadic Was Our Failed January Buy (Sunday November 23 2014)

Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)

Aston Villa FC - 140 Years And Counting (Friday November 21 2014)

Villa Support 21st Minute Initiative (Thursday November 20 2014)

Injury Update Ahead Of Southampton (Thursday November 20 2014)

Villa In Talks With Justice For The 21 (Thursday November 20 2014)

The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (Thursday November 20 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 761
2. ClivetheVillan 745
3. The Fear 556
4. kefkat 267
5. Freeman14 215
6. sirdennis 171
7. DeanoVilla 144
8. Villan57 136
9. gator 88
10. HeathfieldRoad1874 88

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
17. Aston Villa 11 3 2 6 -11 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

Poyet Points Out The Improvement.
Sunderland : 24/11/2014 00:07:00
Pearson Happy With Goalless Draw.
Sunderland : 23/11/2014 23:56:00
Ings Brings First Away Win
Stoke : 23/11/2014 22:35:00
Does Michu Require Ankle Surgery?
Swansea : 23/11/2014 22:17:00
Newcastle : 23/11/2014 20:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Southampton (home) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 17%
Lose 72%
Draw 10%