your right...every game should not carry a past incident that detracts from the current game. before the game I had decided what to do in case the same player decided to have words with me. I was going to have a witness to what he said. so far he has been rather sneaky about it and telling me when no-one else is around. the tone of the game was set very early...like the first 3 minutes by a green card for backchat. That stopped the back chat for the game. while as umpires there seems to be a concieved notion that dont bring out cards early...but this time it worked before things got out of hand. I was speaking to a senior umpire before the game about the incident in the previous game. He said that my report and my decisions were correct so why didnt I actually card the people. so that gave me reason to think. I guess I have the benefit of being able to ask many senior umpires questions and we are always seeing each other out at games. Still you always have doubts about things AFTER the game...but oddly never during. so thanks AUs ump...ill stress less and enjoy more.