Disciplinary Record: January

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Over the course of the season we’ll keep tabs on the yellow and red card situation for both Brisbane and the rest of the league. It all adds up to the ‘Fair play Award’ on the A-League’s annual awards night, and Brisbane Roar won both the A-League and Youth League fair play award. In fact Brisbane have won the award for three successive seasons, and four times in six years all up. For those unaware of how the points are tallied up- here’s a reminder:

Awarded to the team with the lowest number of points on the Hyundai A-League fair play ladder at the conclusion of the regular season.
Points will be awarded as follows:
a. Yellow Card – 1 point
b. 2nd Caution Red Card – 2 points
c. Direct Red Card – 3 points

Here’s how things are shaping up as we approach the halfway mark of the season:
Brisbane:
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Brisbane currently have three players who are one yellow card away from a mandatory 1 match suspension in Hingert, Brattan and Berisha. McKay, Franjic and Smith are in slightly less danger on two yellows, while 8 players have just the single caution to date. All up 14 Brisbane players currently have accrued a caution at some stage this season.

League:
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Brisbane continue to hold the lead at the top and are on tract to win the fair play award once again this season, and are one of four clubs yet to have a man sent off this season. At the other end of the table, Adelaide still hold the worst disciplinary record of the season, however that is in large part due to the three red cards they picked up in the early weeks of the competition. The next update will be after the completion of round 20.

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