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Yellow cards

Watching the rugby and had a think about the game yesterday and the pathetic yellow cards that get dished out.

More often than not, its a nothing challenge and yellow automatically comes out, when worse challenges go unpunished.
when players are wrongly given a yellow, they are less inclined to play their normal game for fear of getting another.

With rugby, a yellow is a 10 min sin bin...why not have this in football.

Red cards reserved for actual dangerous play or cheating and yellows resulting in a 10 min advantage for the other team.

No reason a ref couldnt ask for a quick tv review over whether its a yellow or not as rugby does.

posted on 15/2/15

It is more of an advantage so players would be less inclined to "take one for the team" if they knew they would be down to 10 men for 10 mins.
You would see less cynical fouls and less punishment for nothing challengers.

posted on 15/2/15

comment by Emre Can really is that good! (U9282)
posted 19 minutes ago
would there really be that many in at the same time?

how many yellow cards are actual yellow cards?

if the video ref reviews it, only actual cards would be given
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Video refs reviewing fouls and 10 min sin bins? Sounds awful

posted on 15/2/15

Not all fouls...just those where the ref seems it yellow. Could be done at the same time with decision Mic'd to the ref. Improves decisions

posted on 15/2/15

comment by Emre Can really is that good! (U9282)
posted 4 minutes ago
Not all fouls...just those where the ref seems it yellow. Could be done at the same time with decision Mic'd to the ref. Improves decisions
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If the ref is having a game where he is dishing them out like sweet.....

Or a smart player taking a weak yellow just to break up play

posted on 15/2/15

So the ref would call a foul, book a player and then have his decision reviewed? What about fouls where it is a possible yellow? Would the video ref be able to over rule and award a yellow?

Would the video ref be a ref who is ranked higher than the on field ref so as the on field refs are of lesser quality? Or would the on field ref be the better one and be over ruled by the worse ref?

All sounds a mess to me. It's not broke. Leave it alone

posted on 15/2/15

i wouldnt mind a video ref who can look at events after they have happened.

I.e. yesterday when Henderson got booked after Gayle dived, a video ref could review that, Rescind Hendersons yellow and award one to Gayle, this could be communicated to the ref, who communicates it to the players involved..

Or when gayle dived and play acted that sturridge had hurt him, then got angry when daniel tried to pick him up, and refused the hand shake afterwards, the ref has awarded palace a free kick, so in the interest of not breaking play up, we can carry on as normal, but a video ref could still go back, identify the dive and play acting and advise the ref accordingly, who should be allowed to then issue a card based on the facts.

Even if we dont want the game broken up by video refs, theres no reason a ref cant make a call and then allow the game to continue while the somebody can present him with the facts, at the next break in play the cheaters can be punished, and all the better for the game in my opinion.

even if you dont get the free kick/penalty your way, theres no reason a player deliberately cheating should get away with it, would certainly make players more honest

posted on 15/2/15

IRU,

actually quite like that idea. It could be used solely for diving purposes - soon see an end to the practice

posted on 15/2/15

Should be used for fouls too, players play acting that they are injured etc to win kicks,

i know the system couldnt retrospectively give pens, but souare should have had a yellow for hooking dannys leg yesterday.

as soon as players start being more honest, referees will get less decisions wrong

posted on 15/2/15

comment by Insert random username (U10647)
posted 46 minutes ago
Should be used for fouls too, players play acting that they are injured etc to win kicks,

i know the system couldnt retrospectively give pens, but souare should have had a yellow for hooking dannys leg yesterday.

as soon as players start being more honest, referees will get less decisions wrong
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I'm not a fan of using it to give retrospective yellows for fouls. Just the diving, which needs stamping out of the game

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