set out to measure officials "fairness" by examining the number and liming of fouls
called during games.
We got an intentional foul
(on Hackett), some technical fouls
and kind of unraveled as a team.
The question then becomes: how can there have been so few fouls
overall in Arsenal's games (which there have) and, at the same time, so many bookings overall in Arsenal's games (which there have)?
Coaching staffs should not encourage cheap-shots or dirty play, but tell their defenders that if they are going to foul
, to do it in a clean manner so that the offensive opponent cannot get the shot off.
To put their assumption to the test, they analysed all fouls
recorded by Impire AG in seven seasons of UEFA Champions League (32,142 fouls
) and German Bundesliga (85,262 fouls
), the last three FIFA World Cups (6,440 fouls
Francis was called for a flagrant foul
, but the Lakers couldn't fully capitalize as Parker missed the first of two free throws.
In the opening game of the tournament, Greece committed four fouls
more than Portugal.
Mahe is booked after reaction to foul
given against him while tackling Wallace.
It is possible that Sporting have overestimated how unevenly fouls
are likely to be split in the Euro 2004 Group C game between Denmark and Bulgaria.
Those are extraordinary remarks, given that 13 of Arsenal's 14 bookings so far have been for fouls
- and the other for Ian Wright's failure to retreat 10 yards at a free-kick.
Question: Is poor officiating causing so many serious fouls
and misconduct, or are the players being influenced by what they see on television and in the mass media (professional games) - are they picking up on the unacceptable levels of behavior or aggression that they are constantly seeing?
The Premier League player with the most fouls
awarded to them is Chelsea's Eden Hazard.
Bynum was called for two fouls
in the first 7:32 and took a seat.
A typical huddle call might sound like this: "1-30-Gold, no fouls
00) MATCH STATS SAFC HUFC Shotson 3 5 Shots off 9 8 Corners 10 4 Fouls
12 6 Possession 47% 53%