Blue playing cards and 10-minute sin bins may very well be making an introduction to the Premier League within the close to future after they have been efficiently trialled at grassroots stage. The measure is geared toward stopping referees from abuse as it is going to be used as a punishment for dissent however FA chief government Mark Bullingham additionally claimed they’re taking a look at extending the protocol to different areas, comparable to tactical fouls.
Most just lately, the plans have led to public outcry, with FIFA even just lately intervening to insist that its rolling-out in any respect ranges will not be as imminent as had been reported. Nevertheless, it’s set to be mentioned on the subsequent AGM with lawmakers IFAB subsequent month.
Soccer FanCast has taken a take a look at ten of probably the most cynical tactical fouls which will have warranted a blue card. With out additional ado, right here is our record…
Antony hacks down Bissouma
nineteenth August 2023, Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United
Antony was proven a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver earlier this season for his cynical foul on Yves Bissouma that stopped the midfielder from breaking. On second viewing, there have been slight query marks that the Brazillian might have touched the ball however had he not, the proposed sin bin ruling might have been utilized on this occasion. Coincidently, Bruno Fernandes was additionally booked for dissent, so might Manchester United have been diminished to 9 males, right here? We’ll allow you to determine…You’ll be able to watch the incident right here.
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Lockyer journeys Eze
twenty fifth November 2023, Luton City 2-1 Crystal Palace
Luton City’s Tom Lockyer might effectively have been on the receiving finish of a blue card earlier this season for his journey on the speedy Eberechi Eze, who was bearing down on purpose. The Wales worldwide was subsequently booked however might have confronted a 10-minute absence from the motion, leaving the hosts with 10 males. The foul was dedicated simply earlier than half-time, so the Hatters would’ve needed to start the second interval with a big drawback. Might Palace have capitalised?
It is definitely going to be fascinating to see how detrimental these sin bins could also be, ought to the rule materialise in fact. Rob Edwards’ facet in the end got here away 2-1 victors and now reside 4 factors away from the drop zone while Palace languish in thirteenth, having gained one among their final six video games. You’ll be able to watch the incident right here.
Emerson brings down Semenyo
twelfth August 2023, Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham United
Antoine Semenyo pounced on Jarrod Bowen’s lose move and was starting to surge ahead earlier than being hauled down by West Ham United left-back Emerson. The previous Chelsea defender cynically tripped Semenyo inside his personal half and was rightly proven a yellow card, although, a 10-minute absence from the sector would’ve doubtless been his punishment had it occurred underneath the brand new potential rulings. Emerson, who dedicated the foul with three minutes of regular time remaining, would’ve endured a nervy 10 minutes within the dugout, together with his facet doubtless backed up in opposition to the wall and clawing onto the 1-1 scoreline. You’ll be able to watch the incident right here.
Xhaka swipes at Barrow
fifteenth October 2016, Arsenal 3-2 Swansea Metropolis
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka was despatched off for his petulant journey on Modou Barrow, who was racing away from the Switzerland worldwide. However would the brand new ruling have seen a sin-bin awarded fairly than a pink card? Both approach, referee Jon Moss, on this case, gave the midfielder his marching orders. There’s definitely an argument for it to have solely been a yellow, so maybe a blue would’ve been the perfect punishment.
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Jones lunges at McMahon
14th Could 1988, Liverpool 0-1 Wimbledon
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We’ll be specializing in Vinnie Jones’ lunging problem on Steve McMahon, although, as it will’ve definitely resulted in a sin bin on the very least. In reality, a deal with like that these days might’ve seen Jones proven a straight pink card as a result of forceful and reckless nature of it, however fortunately for the Dons, the bodily defender was solely booked.
Belletti lashes out at Ronaldo
eleventh January 2009, Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea
Juliano Belletti fully lashed out at Manchester United’s fleet-footed winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who skipped previous the Brazillian fullback, driving a kick on the way in which, earlier than being forcefully hauled down by a excessive problem. Having finished Belletti for trickery, Ronaldo was making a surge for the penalty space for what might’ve resulted in a 3rd purpose for the hosts. Coincidentally, the ensuing free-kick ended up behind the online anyhow, with Dimitar Berbatov volleying residence Ronaldo’s well-struck cross.
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Chiellini hauls down Saka
eleventh July 2021, Italy 1-1 England
England met Italy within the European Championship last at Wembley Stadium, with the event hosts hoping to finish their 55-year trophy drought. Having led for a lot of the sport following Luke Shaw’s well-struck opener inside the primary two minutes, Leonardo Bonucci tapped residence the leveller within the second half.
A second of insanity ensued not lengthy after when veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini dragged down Bukayo Saka by the neck of his shirt however the referee solely produced a reserving. The foul warranted a a lot harsher punishment, which is the place the proposed blue card would’ve actually offered justice on this state of affairs. Chiellini definitely bought away with one, because the jet-heeled Saka was set to blitz down the road to offer an actual menace with the rating stage.
In the end, the ultimate led to heartbreak for the Three Lions as they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Gli Azzurri on penalties.
Ramos stops Atleti’s break
twenty eighth Could 2016, Actual Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Actual Madrid lined up in opposition to their metropolis rivals Atletico Madrid within the Champions League last, two years on from the 2014 finale which noticed Los Blancos defeat Diego Simeone’s males in extra-time. And the identical end result unfolded as soon as once more this time, as Madrid gained 5-3 on penalties to turn into champions of Europe for the eleventh time of their historical past.
Maybe one of the necessary moments of the fiery encounter was when Sergio Ramos put a halt to a harmful stoppage time Atleti counterattack, bringing down the speedy Yannick Carrasco. Ramos was proven a yellow card by referee Mark Clattenburg and the tie in the end went to extra-time. The Spaniard doubtless would’ve thought twice if the sin bin ruling was in place…
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Ter Stegen throws second ball on pitch
twenty seventh November 2016, Actual Sociedad 1-1 Actual Madrid
Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-André ter Stegen was proven a yellow card for throwing a second ball onto the sector of play, thus halting Actual Sociedad’s impending nook kick. A ten-minute sin bin might’ve been issued on this occasion and a backup goalkeeper would’ve absolutely needed to enter the fray, changing an outfield participant. Had that state of affairs loomed, it is unlikely that the German would’ve dedicated the offence and the guests might have capitalised on a authentic error.
Ramos drags down Salah
twenty eighth Could 2018, Actual Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Actual Madrid triumphed over Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool within the Champions League last, with former Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale stealing a lot of the headlines. The Welshman netted a brace and his first effort was fairly presumably the best purpose of all time, producing a spectacular bicycle kick that soared previous the helpless Loris Karius within the internet.
The Reds have been dealt a significant blow when their talisman Mohamed Salah got here off within the thirtieth minute with a shoulder damage after Ramos hauled him down by his arm earlier than touchdown on it awkwardly. There might be debate whether or not it was a tactical foul, however some cynics imagine it was a deliberate try and injure Liverpool’s greatest menace.
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