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On This Day In 2009: Halloween Sees New Record Set For Most Red Cards On Single Day Of Premier League Football (Photos)

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The dark spirits definitely did their evil bidding in the Premier League on Halloween back in 2009: the very day that saw a new record set for the most red cards in one single afternoon of English top-flight football.

No less than eight players were sent off over the course of the day, with Jlloyd Samuel (1.

Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos Equals La Liga Red Card Record With 18th Dismissal Of Career Against Deportivo (Video)

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A congratulatory doff of the cap is most definitely due to Sergio Ramos, who equalled a long-standing Spanish record in Real Madrid's opening game of the league season on Sunday evening.

Real came romping out of the traps with a 3-0 away win over Deportivo la Coruna, but it was Ramos' final contribution to the evening's entertainment that will live longest in the memory.

Kieron Dyer Finally Lifts Lid on Punch Up With Lee Bowyer Back in 2005

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It's almost a decade since both Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer were sent-off for their punch-up when Newcastle team-mates in 2005 and their captain Alan Shearer's disgust at what they had done on that infamous day!

Dyer said:

"We were playing the game, he came short and wanted the ball and I passed to someone else.

Team-Mates Sent-Off for Fighting!

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It's not the first time and won't be the last time either that we see team-mates fight one another it's probably not a regular occurrence in the Pro-Game but at Amateur level it's a constant thing, believe me I know only too well!

Paraguayan side General Diaz defenders Ángel Vera and Gustavo Toranzo fought each other after a counter attack from Cobresal and were both sent off in last nights Copa Sudamericana tie in just the 26th minute!

Video: Ref Mark Clattenburg forgets his cards (Reading 0-0 Liverpool)

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Referee Mark Clattenburg suffered an embarrassing moment during yesterday's encounter between Reading and Liverpool when he realised he had forgotten his cards. Clattenburg forgot to bring his notepad and yellow and red cards out for the second-half of the match. He only realised he had left the items in his dressing room when he attempted [.

Real Madrid defender Pepe makes unexpected charge for the moral high ground over Barcelona

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A topsy-turvy couple of weeks in Spain has hinted at a changing of the guard in La Liga. Amid all the upheaval, perhaps the most bizarre change of all is Real Madrid centre-back Pepe's staking an unlikely claim to the moral high ground. Despite regularly picking up red cards and fines for his part in [.

Sporting Kansas City

A Look at Sporting KC and Red Cards Around the League

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Sunday night against the LA Galaxy, Sporting KC played up a man for the final 20 minutes of their 1-1 draw at Children's Mercy Park. The red card given to the Galaxy's Ashley Cole was the fourth given to a Sporting KC opponent this season, the most in all of MLS. The next closest teams have only been up a man twice.

Dwyer Red Card Rescinded

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In a move that surprised me, Sporting KC not only appealed the red card that was handed out to Dom Dwyer in the 87th minute of their 3-1 loss to Orlando on Sunday, but the independent review panel that hears the appeals rescinded the red card.

The appeal process required unanimous approval from review panel which includes a representative from US Soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association, and PRO, the Professional Referees, Organization.

Collin Red Card Rescinded

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Aurelien Collin will get the opportunity to be on the field tomorrow against the LA Galaxy after an independent review panel agreed with Sporting KC's appeal of his red card. Collin picked up his second red card of the season in the 55th minute of Wednesday's game against the Columbus Crew when he went up for a header against Adam Bedell.

How Bad was Nielsen's "Acting"?

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Probably the biggest talking point of last night's game between Kansas City and New York was the red card to Juninho at the end of the game as he fired a ball directly at Jimmy Nielsen. Referee Allen Chapman didn't waste any time handing the referee a card. Nielsen ended up on the ground after the shot and stayed there for a few minutes milking the injury.

Major League Soccer

Red cards in MLS over the past five seasons

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With FC Dallas still sitting on 10 red cards for the season, some were wondering where they would rate over the past five years in MLS compared to the league's current other 18 members? Well, here's said breakdown:

MLS RED CARDS OVER PAST FIVE YEARS

Red Cards Team
28 San Jose
27 FC Dallas, New England
23 Toronto FC
22 Chivas USA, Houston, Sporting KC
21 Chicago, Philadelphia, Real Salt Lake, Seattle
18 Colorado, New York
17 Columbus
12 D.

MLS Rankings: Week 24

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Every week the New England Soccer Today crew will look beyond the standings to rank each of the 19 Major League Soccer (MLS) teams. This week Sean Donahue and Ryan Lanigan contributed rankings. Comments are followed by the ranker's name and the rank they gave that team.

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2012 MLS, Week 24: What We Learned

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My weekly spot over at SBNation.com is up. Check out my thoughts on the wild weekend that saw plenty of red cards, late goals and tons of drama.

The post 2012 MLS, Week 24: What We Learned appeared first on WVHooligan.com - MLS Blog.

FC Dallas

Looking at the most red cards by a team in MLS history

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Fair or unfair, when FC Dallas had two players, Moises Hernandez and Blas Perez, sent off in the 2-2 draw at Portland on Wednesday night, it not only set a new franchise record with eight red cards so far this season, but it also meant that FCD is climbing the league charts in that respect. So, here's a complete breakdown:

MOST RED CARDS BY A TEAM IN A SINGLE SEASON

Red Cards Year Team No.

List of FC Dallas red cards in 2008

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With holding midfielder Adam Moffat earning his second yellow card of the night in the 37th minute of Saturday's 2-1 loss to San Jose at Toyota Stadium, FC Dallas is now one red card away from equaling the franchise record of seven in a season, set in that forgettable campaign of 2008 where three individuals coached the team in Steve Morrow, who was sacked after a May blowout loss to the LA Galaxy, interim boss Marco Ferruzzi and Schellas Hyndman, who officially took over in mid-June.

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[Infograph] How The World Cup Will End Up

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Who better than a sports spread betting site to give us predictions on how the 2014 World Cup will shake out.Sporting Index, have created an infograph outlining their predictions for Brazil 2014, which are rather specific.Want to see who they think will make the final? How many penalties will be missed?

Sagna has doubts while Coq wants to play

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It's Friday. Hurrah.

Today sees the first round of internationals take place as teams, you know, play against each other and stuff. And there'll be some goals and corners and yellow cards and red cards, but they're not all made out of ticky-tacky and they won't turn out all the same.

From an Arsenal point of view you can see the players on duty here and we'll be keeping everything crossed that they come through tonight, then Tuesday night, without any problems so they can continue their start to the season with the real football, the football that people actually care about.

Sporting KC 1-1 NY Red Bulls – Match Recap – MLS – 26 August 2012

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Sporting Kansas City remained on top of the Eastern Conference with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer on August 26, 2012.

It was a similar fate for Sporting KC who dominated most of the match but had to settle for a draw. The home side started out quickly with a fourth minute Kei Kamara goal.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Liverpool had a late second half lead but had to settle for a draw as Manchester City capitalized on a defensive lapse in the EPL on August 26, 2012. The Reds were the stronger side for most of the match and both City goals were basically gifts.

City did not have a great start as Liverpool took a 1-0 lead on a Martin Skrtel goal.

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Arsenal and Stoke City played to a scoreless draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, August 26, 2012. It's the second draw of the season for both clubs and the Gunners have yet to score or concede a goal this season.

Overall, Arsenal were the stronger side and dominated large stretches of the match but couldn't finish in the final third.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United – Match Recap – EPL – 25 August 2012

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Chelsea remained perfect in the 2012-13 English Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard had another impressive match and Fernando Torres scored for the second straight match as the Blues are showing they could be title contenders this season.

Liverpool FC vs Manchester City : Probable Line Up and Predictions

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Venue : Anfield
Kick-off: 16.00 BST

Liverpool FC

The Reds begin their first home game of the season against Premier League Champions Manchester City on Sunday, 26th August 2012. Daniel Agger is on a red card and will not feature against Manchester City. The good news is full back Jose Enrique could be fit in time to partner with Glen Johnson at the back.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading – Match Recap – EPL – 22 August 2012

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Chelsea scored three second half goals to get a 4-2 victory over Reading in the English Premier League on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

It was another strong performance from new signing Eden Hazard who earned a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Frank Lampard stepped up and converted the penalty by slotting it just inside the left post.

Everton 1-0 Man Utd – Match Recap – EPL – 20 August 2012

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Everton defeated Manchester United 1-0 on a second half goal to conclude the first round of matches in the 2012-13 English Premier League season. The Toffees have always been a solid team at home but they were not expected to get the win or even a draw.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson chose not to start newly signed Robin van Persie but instead have Kagawa, Nani, and Welbeck supporting Rooney in the attack.

Arsenal

Lookalikes: Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany’s red cards against Arsenal and Manchester United

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Dangle the ball a bit too close to Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany and he just can't resist diving in with two feet. His red card against Arsenal this afternoon was almost a carbon copy of the red card he received in an FA Cup tie against Manchester United last season. He's perfecting the pretending [.

Pulis: Arsenal are dirtier than Stoke – Wenger: I don’t think so!

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We must all agree that Arsenal fans always consider Stoke City to be a "dirty" team, which was not helped by that tackle on Aaron Ramsey by Ryan Shawcross, but the Stoke manager Tony Pulis thinks that his team have been unfairly branded, while he thinks that Arsenal get just as many red cards, if [..

Pulis: Arsenal are dirtier than Stoke – Wenger: I don’t think so!

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We must all agree that Arsenal fans always consider Stoke City to be a "dirty" team, which was not helped by that tackle on Aaron Ramsey by Ryan Shawcross, but the Stoke manager Tony Pulis thinks that his team have been unfairly branded, while he thinks that Arsenal get just as many red cards, if [..

D.C. United

CCL/MLS Wednesday: A Look Ahead

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There are three matches involving MLS teams Wednesday, and each one carries a good deal of significance.

In league play, D.C. United and the Chicago Fire meet in a clash of teams both currently in the playoff picture and looking to jockey for a safer position as the home stretch continues.

Koffie, Camara, Bernardez suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee had plenty of incidents to sift through from this past week, and three more players have received bans for harsh fouls.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Gershon Koffie, Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez were all suspended for a game and fined an undisclosed amount for their actions.

D.C. United boss: ‘We did enough to win’

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Sunday night saw the Philadelphia Union play to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United at RFK Stadium. United supporters witnessed a match filled with questionable calls, penalty kick attempts, and a collection of yellow and red cards awarded.

Immediately following the match, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen voiced is disappointment in the officiating, namely head referee Mark Geiger.

Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?

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3 Red Cards. A fight. A penalty retaken. These things, when combined, might be seen in one full weekend of action in any other soccer league in the world. Yet it all happened in a single night of Major League Soccer action. ...

Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.

Weekend Scores

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It was a wild weekend of soccer, especially in DC where there were 3 red cards and a game winning PK made, but then missed when the ref required a re-take of the kick. Â DC United was not happy with the referee in this game.

Sporting KC and San Jose Earthquakes stay on top of their conferences.

United vs. Philadelphia: Controversy abounds in 1-1 draw with the Union

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D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 draw in a controversial matched marred by some suspect decisions from the head referee. Mark Geiger disallowed two seemingly legitimate goals for United and also produced three red cards in a seven minute stretch at the end of the match.

The Rest

U-20 WC Rewind: England edges Mexico, Italy tops Zambia

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The quarterfinals have officially ended at the U-20 World Cup, and after many goals and a couple of red cards, two more nations booked their spots in the semifinals.

Italy played with ten men for a majority of the match, yet still beat Zambia thanks to a winner in extra time. In the other quarterfinal, England's one goal was enough to see off Mexico, despite also picking up a red card.

Sunday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's goal was his 19th league goal for KC, tying him with Teal Bunbury and CJ Sapong for 10th on that list.

Zusi is now tied with Sapong as KC's active goals leader in league play.

Zusi's goal was his 21st in all competitions for KC, tying him with Mark Chung for 11th on that list.

Irate Bulgarian coach steals referee’s cards and chucks them away

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This has to be one of the most entertaining andunbelievable hissy-fits we have ever witnessed from a football manager. The match in question is a top-tier Bulgarian clash between CSKA Sofia and Botev Vratsa and the madness kicks off when a Botev player concedes a red card for a handball in his own area.

Mass Brawl In Uruguay

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The desensitization of red cards dispensed in volume is becoming alarming in itself: 16 red cards handed out in a Uruguayan match over the weekend. No biggie.

The clubs were Wanderers and Juventud. The whole thing looks like a VHS of someone shooting the filming of an action movie scene from afar.

Paraguayan Youth Mass Clears Pitch, Benches, Hope

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A youth match descended into chaos on Sunday, resulting in a fairly rare maybe 36 red cards, all players and substitutes being sent to the showers, from the showers. The referees never actually flashed red, because they'd long fleed the pitch for their own safety.

Rather than trying to end the brawl, the match officials ran off the field in fear.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Crew 2 - Union 1

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Last minute goals, red cards, and near-misses: these all make for fun games if they result in a win for your team. Alas, for the Union, this was not meant to be. There was a swarm of black and yellow that flew in from Columbus and left PPL desolate. Even when the swarm was made smaller by one player, it didn't seem to matter.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Preview + Live Streaming Links

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Preview:

Arsenal will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon, to hopefully secure their first win of the season in a fixture that has seen a lot of drama in the recent years.

If you look back at the clashes between Arsenal and Liverpool, the hype around them in general has been deteriorating for the past 2-3 years, a time period coinciding with Liverpool's fall from title chasers to Europa League drop-outs.