But hey, why let grammar get in the way of a rant.
Sure, 4th ed has its faults, but at least its a lot easier for new guys like my group to pick up and, you know, play.
4th Ed is the first one I can play with my friends where we spend more time playing than looking in damn books. Also, if you don't like Eladrin (basically High Elves) or Dragonborn, don't play them.
Yellow and red cards do sometimes carry over to further games, sanction wise. A player that got a red card during a match cannot participate in the next match. In Ghana vs. Uruguay, an Uruguan got a red card and he cannot play the next match versus the Netherlands (which I like, since he's pretty good and I'm Dutch).
During a match, stuff like ball ownership, penalties, corners and shots-at-goal are tracked but this is more for amusement value than for rankings.
So, you're not really missing anything.
Also, I think you should be able to beat your wife, if she's into that kind of sex. Stop telling others what they can't do when they aren't really hurting society.