Discipline is a major aspect of football and players are duly punished by referees for any fouls or indiscretions which may occur on the pitch.A yellow card is issued as a caution, giving a player a second chance to remain on the pitch for the rest of the game, but being shown a red card results in immediate ejection from the field of play.If a player is cautioned twice in a game with two yellow cards they are then shown an automatic red card. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The idea, naturally, is to avoid picking up cautions and red cards, but over the course of a season they can accumulate and that also results on punishment.The rules have changed slightly in the Premier League, so, in case you’re still unsure, we’ve broken it down.Premier League yellow & red card rules for 2019-20Just like in 2018-19, any yellow card picked up by a player in a game will be restricted to the particular competition they were playing in.So, if Marouane Fellaini is cautioned in a Premier League match for Manchester United, it does not hang over his head in the FA Cup.Likewise, if Eden Hazard receives a booking for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, it will not count towards his tally when he is playing in the Premier League.However, while there is no crossover when it comes to yellow cards, suspensions arising from the presentation of a red card will apply to all competitions.Accumulation of yellow cardsThe punishment for the accumulation of yellow cards in the Premier League varies according to the number of cards and games.A player who receives five yellow cards before the 19th match-week will be issued with a one-match ban. If a player has accumulated 10 yellow cards by match-week 32 they will be handed a two-match ban. No. of yellow cards Before match-week Duration of ban 5 19 One game 10 32 Two games 15 38 Three games A total of 15 yellow cards in the duration of the season will result in a three-match ban.Each ban will be served in the Premier League only.How many games will a player miss after a red card?The length of a suspension for a player shown a red card varies according to the severity of the foul.For example, a sending off due to a second yellow card will result in a one-match ban, as will a red card received for a professional foul.Dissent leading to a red card will generally earn a two-match ban, while violent conduct can be punished with a suspension for three games.Of course, each case is examined based on its own merits and bans may be reduced or extendedTechnical area disciplinary procedureStarting from 2019-20, officials will be able to show coaches and managers yellow or red cards, in the same way they do with players.If, during the chaos of a more chaotic raucous on the touchline and the offending individual cannot be identified for punishment, the senior coach who is in the technical area will be the default recipient of the booking. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
After tearing his ACL in his senior year of high school, Kentucky freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo was looking forward to showing off the results of his recovery in 2019. Unfortunately, he’s suffered another major setback.Scalzo re-injured his knee during a scrimmage this past weekend. Per the Courier Journal report, Scalzo’s knee gave out when he planted to make a cut on a run.Speaking to the media this week, head coach Mark Stoops confirmed that the injury will require surgery. He was gutted for Scalzo and expressed his hope that he can return to full health in the future.“[We’re] disappointed for him… He’s worked extremely hard to come back as fast as he did from the first surgery, to be cleared, to get out here and participate. He was doing a heck of a job.”“I really feel for him because that’s a hard surgery to recover from… He did it once, and he’ll have to do it again but I’m certain he’ll be back at full strength.”Coming out of high school, Nik Scalzo was a three-star prospect and the No. 1,235 recruit in the country. Per 247Sports, Scalzo was the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 169 prospect from the state of Florida. Scalzo was also one of the subjects of the Netflix original series QB1: Under the Lights. His season of the show hit the streaming service one day before the new ACL injury.As for Kentucky, Scalzo was competing for the No. 4 quarterback role this year, and have an established starter in Terry Wilson.