Discipline Record: FebruaryPosted: March 2, 2015
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
However there are still three games to be caught up due to the Wanderers participation in the 2014 Club World Cup, and the Brisbane- Melbourne game which was postponed due to the weather:
Round 10: Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Melbourne City
Round 11: Brisbane Roar vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
Round 18: Brisbane Roar vs. Melbourne Victory.
Here’s how the overall standings shape up after the end of round 19 excluding the three catch-up game.
It’s obviously been a while since the last update, with 11 rounds completed since them, and in that time Wellington and Central Coast have maintained their lead at the top- although they have swapped positions. Despite being tied, Wellington lead due to not having had a player sent off.
Brisbane, after starting with 16 yellows and a red in the first 8 rounds, have moved from 9th to third on the table, and would actually have been leading if it wasn’t for the send off at the weekend.
Brisbane have already seen Jade North serve a one match ban for accruing five yellow cards in the opening 20 rounds, and with the suspension threshold lifting to seven after this weekend, they should be able to avoid any further bans.
Only Luke Brattan will be walking that tightrope going into this weekend, with Corey Brown suspended this week after his Red on Saturday anyway.
Next, and final update of the season will be at the end of next month.