Disciplinary Record: NovemberPosted: December 4, 2014
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 four successive seasons, and five times in six years all up. For those unaware of how the points are tallied up- here’s a reminder:
Yellow Card – 1 point
2nd Caution Red Card – 2 points
Direct Red Card – 3 points
Here’s how the overall standings shape up after the end of round 8- including last nights round 4 catch up game between Brisbane and West Sydney.
Since the last update, Wellington and Central Coast have swapped places at the top of the table, while Brisbane’s discipline has improved slightly from last to 9th. Without last nights 4 YC’s they would be 4th. Meanwhile, Newcastle are currently the league’s least disciplined team with an average of 2.75 cards a game.
With a 1 week suspension for any player reaching five cautions between rounds 1 and 20, it’s likely that a couple of Brisbane players will get an enforced week off in the current week. Luke Brattan’s card last night ensures that he’s closest to a ban, while Jade North isn’t far behind.
Next update will be when the league halts for the Asian Cup break.