Date: 10th January 2008 at 5:40pm
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Martin O’Neill says he is aware that a couple of players – Gareth Barry and Gabby Agbonlahor – are both one yellow card short of a one match ban.

He said: “It’s part of life and we’ll be trying to compete if and when the suspensions come around, but I’m well aware of the situation. Gareth and Ashley have been on four for quite some time, and, being midfielders, it’s almost inevitable bookings arise. Some have got booked for pulling up their shirts in celebration, which is what can happen. When the bans come, we’ve got to be ready.’

Current disciplinary records:

Yellow/red:

Gabriel Agbonlahor 4 0
Gareth Barry 4 0
Patrik Berger 1 0
Wilfred Bouma 3 0
John Carew 3 0
Scott Carson 1 1
Craig Gardner 1 0
Marlon Harewood 1 0
Zat Knight 1 1
Olof Mellberg 3 0
Luke Moore 1 0
Stiliyan Petrov 1 0
Nigel Reo-Coker 8 1
Ashley Young 4 0

Appearances in the Premier

Gabriel Agbonlahor 21 starts (replaced once)
Gareth Barry 21
Patrik Berger 6 on the bench coming on 4 times
Wilfred Bouma 21 coming off 7 times
John Carew 15 coming off 9 times
Scott Carson 19
Curtis Davies 2 starts, 14 on the bench, coming on 3 times
Craig Gardner 5 starts (replaced 4 times), 9 on the bench coming on 5 times
Marlon Harewood On the bench 15 times coming on 6 times (didn’t realise he’d been on so many times!!)
Zat Knight 20 starts, 1 time on the bench with no appearance and replaced 3 times.
Martin Laursen 21 starts, replaced 2 times
I wish I’d never started this now
Shaun Maloney 4 starts (replaced 4 times), 15 on the bench coming on 9 times
Olof Mellberg 21 starts
Luke Moore 8 starts (replaced 6 times), 8 on the bench coming on 7 times
Isaiah Osbourne 1 start (replaced 1 time), on the bench 5 times coming on once
Stiliyan Petrov 10 starts (replaced 4 times), 7 on the bench, coming on 6 times.
Maybe I should get out more?
Nigel Reo-Coker 19 starts (replaced once)
Thomas Sorensen On the bench but no appearances once.
Stuart Taylor 2 starts, 19 on the bench coming on once
Or should start looking for a girlfriend or another interest?
Ashley Young 21 starts (replaced 2 times)

Goals in the Prem (others in brackets)

Gabriel Agbonlahor 7
Shaun Maloney 4 (2 Carling Cup)
Martin Laursen 5
I had a girlfriend once, turns out she didn’t do ‘that’
Gareth Barry 4
John Carew 4
Craig Gardner 2
Marlon Harewood 1 (1 Carling Cup)
Olof Mellberg 2
Then again, if I got a life, you’d all miss me, wouldn’t you?
Luke Moore 1 (1 Carling Cup)
Ashley Young 2
Curtis Davies 1
Zat Knight 1
Nigel Hokey-Cokey (1 Carling Cup)

You still awake at the back?