Here below is the newly published and updated Premier League Fair Play table.

Published by The FA, it evaluates all 20 clubs by looking at the red and yellow cards each club has picked up.

As you can see below, West Ham are at the very top (in terms of misbehaving) and Liverpool at the very bottom.

The FA award the point as follows:

4 points for any yellow card

10 points for a red card awarded for denial of a goal scoring opportunity or dismissal for 2 cautions

12 points for a sending off due to violent conduct, serious foul play, spitting or offensive and abusive language

premier league fair play table

As you can see, Newcastle are 16th in the table with the fifth best disciplinary record, collecting 214 points after 35 PL matches.

Their total is made up of 48 bookings (48 x 4 = 192), plus the two Shelvey red cards, 12 points for the straight red on Dele Alli, then 10 points for the two bookings against Everton in the 1-0 home defeat.

There has been an improvement over the course of the season.

In the first 18 Premier League matches, culminating in the Everton home game, Newcastle picked up 28 yellows and 2 reds, then in the next 17 PL games there have been only 20 yellows and zero reds. Also, in these last 17 games, only twice have Newcastle picked up more than one yellow in any league match.

Considering how much possession they have in matches and how many skilful players they have, surprising to see Manchester City with the seventh worst disciplinary record.

  • Leazes.


    • Jezza

      Seems like Porter has only published this piece of drivel that vaguely relates to NUFC just to redress the balance after all his endless articles about Sunderland.

    • Ram Kishore

      Atleast this was some factual reporting or copy paste which is better than Sunderland drivel of Jonathan Comryn

    • TheNutJob


    • Rabid Dog

      Don’t hold back mate, you know, just in case you offend someone….

      I’m expecting the Ashley apologists to claim this mediocre nothing acheivement as evidence he spent wisely and has supported the development of the club and its community ambitions.

  • TheNutJob

    boring, so i`m of to look at Ukrainian brides

  • Alex

    So, if Swansea get relegated, then Liverpool, Spurs and Chelsea clinch European spots with their league placing, does that mean we get awarded an Intertoto Cup place? Asking for a friend.

  • Weyhhadaway

    being the fairest princess in the land used to get you into the Eufa Cup, not now though? so is there any benefit from being almost the best?
    I think we will get a glass slipper that doesn’t fit and a big fat toad to kiss.