Red card for blue cards + more PL legal wrangling ahead

Morning all, a quick Saturday round-up for you.

First up, after all the chat about the blue card thing and sin-bins, that appears to have been given the red card. The announcement due to take place yesterday was now postponed until March, which isn’t that long away really, but there was considerable backlash from managers in the Premier League and beyond.

Mikel Arteta:  I don’t know if we’re ready for that yet.

Jurgen Klopp: It doesn’t look to me like this is a good idea.

Pep Guardiola: I am so, so happy with no blue cards.

Ange Angenson: Rack off mate, I was brought up with two cards and only two cards mate and there will only ever be two cards …

Roberto de Zerbi: I hate 80% of things that are blue.

Mauricio Pochettino: This is a bit unfortunate, but we’ve spent £1bn on preparing ourselves for the blue card era and now you’re saying it’s not happening?

Erik ten Hag: This is all Jadon Sancho’s fault.

Eddie Howe: Well, to be hone- [Jason Tindall interrupts] I’M ME AND I’M RIGHT HERE LOOK AT ME RIGHT HERE

Chris Wilder: Last week, we lost a game 5-0 and when I went to see the referee afterwards he was eating a piece of toast. I wouldn’t trust them with a birthday card for my dear old nan, and she’s dead 20 years last Friday, let alone a blue card. Eating toast in front of a Premier League referee? What have we come to?!

Sean Dyche: *Eats an entire loaf of toasted bread in one go*

Rob Edwards: I’m simply too handsome to care about any of this.

So, they (IFAB) will discuss it again in March, and we’ll see what happens then. In the meantime, the officiating of games will go smoothly and without a hitch with just the yellow and reds, and we can all reassess this at a later date.

Meanwhile, the Premier League issued a statement yesterday, part of which said:

Following a full review of the existing Associated Party Transactions Rules and Fair Market Value assessment protocols, clubs agreed to a series of amendments to further enhance…


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