Major reforms of the A-League Disciplinary Regulations in time for the 2007/2008 A-League season made an area of major concern and complaint for players an area of strength for the players, the league and, indeed, the game as a whole.
Major reforms long advocated by the PFA became reality with the introduction of:
These changes produced some positive statistical results:
Players suspended – accrual of cautions (yellow cards)
Player expulsions (red cards)
Player citations (offences that escaped the referee’s attention)
Further, there was not a repetition of the 2005 or 2006 A-League Grand Finals which saw Mark Milligan (Sydney FC) and Matthew Kemp (Adelaide United) suspended for having accrued second yellow cards.
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