Olof Mellberg will miss the Manchester United FA Cup clash on 7 Sunday 2007 after picking up his fifth yellow on Saturday after the Charlton defender dived in a total overreaction to Olof pushing him back.
Gareth Barry will miss the Chelsea game on 2 Tuesday 2007 after picking up a red card in the same game.
Meanwhile Gavin McCann says the rules should be changed to stop players being booked for ‘nothing’ and says the amount of cards needed for a second suspension should be increased from 10 to 15.
McCann, who is currently on 7 yellows said: ‘You touch some lads in the game, they roll over and I end up getting booked. I think the authorities have to look at things one way or another. Last Saturday I committed two fouls and ended up getting booked because they are rolling around. A lot of lads will end up getting booked this season just for trying to win the ball. You will mistime things now and again. It’s weird but I’m not changing the way I play. They’ll have to change the rules. That’s the only way.’
‘We maybe need 15 yellow cards before you get banned for a second time as players are getting booked for nothing.’
The discipline yellow card tightrope (the what???!!) are:
Gabriel Agbonlahor 1
Juan Pablo Angel 2
Milan Baros 1
Gareth Barry 6 yellow, 1 red
Gary Cahill 2
Gavin McCann 7
Olof Mellberg 5
Stilian Petrov 1
Liam Ridgewell 2
Jlloyd Samuel 1
Chris Sutton 2
Villa Yellow Card Tightrope