James Perch thinks he has mastered the art of picking up one yellow card - but staying on the pitch.
Remarkable stats show the QPR right-back has amassed a whopping 73 cautions in his career - but sent off only twice - one of those this season when as he admits, he let Derby’s Chris Martin wind him up.
Contrast that with the man on the other side of Rs defence ready to face his old side Fulham tomorrow, and Paul Konchesky has picked up two fewer yellows - but eight more reds.
Perch himself was first surprised when GetWestLondon donned its anorak to list findings, and then joked one robust tackle was a hope no target would come back for seconds.
Even so, the former Wigan defender admits the side needs to be limpet-like when dealing with Ross McCormack.
The Whites leading scorer is a major reason Fulham have thus far stayed outside the bottom three.
The Perch-Mac duel is set for round four tomorrow.
When the two were at Wigan and Leeds, McCormack scored twice for United in a 2-0 win in December, 2013. Perch got the better of the return with a Latics 1-0 win.
This season, McCormack hit a brace in the 4-0 thumping at Craven Cottage in September.
For Perch, the warning signs are as big as the Loftus Road scoreboard.
“He’s very good player and I’ve seen him a few times,” Perch said. “He’s clever and you need to get tight to him and not let him control the game which he can. Remember this?
“If the midfielders can do a job then maybe it will save the defence a headache. Give him a yard in the box, and more often than not he’ll finish it.
“Last September, we were totally off it, and millions saw it on TV. We have different methods and a different manager now.”
Perch believes he has resurrected personal form that saw Hoops sign him rather than a host of targets, not least of whom Ryan Fredericks, set to be on the Fulham bench.
“I didn’t read or see the criticism - I didn’t need to,” he said. “I’m 30 years-old and I can look at myself and say I wasn’t good enough
“I am a northern lad, and it was a different feel to what I’m used to. It’s not an excuse for the beginning of the season, and I’m used it now what with traffic and training 10 miles away.
“The new manager has worked from back to front, which considering he used to be a striker, was a bit of a surprise.
“I’d like to think fans have seen the stability in defence and the results that have come from it.”