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Refs still don't like Fulham

last updated Thursday 22nd February 2001, 7:27 PM
Unfortunately consistency is no problem for The Super Whites in terms of the number of yellow cards referees dish out to our players.

Referees are giving yellow cards to our quicker than any other team in the Nationwide and the Premiership.

On average our lads get a yellow card for 5 fouls while our promotion rivals get a yellow for 9 fouls. At that rate we would have 23 less yellow cards and of course fewer suspensions.
Fouls per Yellow card graph
The Fouls per Yellow card graph above shows business as usual with Fulham being cautioned faster than the average for our Promotion rivals and other teams in Division One


We are also being yellow carded quicker than the Premiership average, as an example Man Utd have the same number of fouls as us but have been given just 28 cards a rate of 11.
Fouls Yellows Reds

Fouls per
Yellows

Fulham
301
58
0
5.2
Promotional Rivals average
373
43
2
8.7
Division One average
356
45
2
7.9
Nationwide average
350
43
2
8.1
Premiership average
380
41
2
9.2

Any hope that the anti-Fulham bias would correct itself before the end of the season is fast disappearing with just 13 games to go. To correct the bias now we would have to commit 50% more fouls than we do normally and Referees would have stop Yellow carding us completely just to get us to the Divisional average rate of 8. To get to the same rate as our rivals we would need to increase our foul rate by 70% without any further yellow cards.

The argument that Fulham, in some way, deserve this treatment by Referees is undermined by Fulham being one of only 7 teams in the Nationwide and Premiership who have not received a red card so far this season.


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