1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Football trivia question...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by DLB, 21 Aug 2007.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    I work with a bloke who is an assistance ref in the Barclays Premiership and he asked a good trivia question a while ago.

    "What is the maximum number of cards that a referee can show in a professional football match and the match still continue".

    Any guesses...?
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
  3. Paulus

    Paulus Guru

    I think it is something like 22 yellow cards, one for each player, that could be 28 if the subs are booked as well, plus 7 more second yellow cards and then 7 red cards as the game has to be stopped when one team gets down to 7 players. So 42 in total. Am I right?
  4. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Über Member

    SW London
    What about the touchline staff? Do they get shown a card as such?

    If you exclude them then is it 34 (all players (22) yellow, all subs (6) yellow, 6 red cards (3 on each team))?

  5. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    all wrong so far...
  6. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
    1 red 1 yellow card is all he has in his pocket?
    without these the game cannot go on?
  7. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Nice lateral thinking answer Chris but not correct
  8. Cab

    Cab New Member

    I make it 46.

    11 yellows per side, converted to 10 reds each (42), then yellow and red for manager of each (46).
  9. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

  10. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Going on from Paulus:

    1 yellow card all round - 28

    Then teams to get down to 8 vs 8: 6 more yellow followed by red cards therefore 40?? (as in - for the play not to stop)...
  11. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    still not correct...
  12. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

  13. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

  14. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    going out for a couple of hours. will check your new answers when i return. All of the answers so far have been too low.
  15. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest