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Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Geoff Eltringham

Barring any late changes, Geoff Eltringham of County Durham will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Nottingham Forest at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Eltringham has taken charge of fifteen games so far this season, showing forty-one yellow cards and five reds. Of those games, three have been in the Championship where he has shown eleven yellows and one red.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game involving Blues that Mr Eltringham took charge of was the 3-1 home defeat to Leeds United in April. In that game, he booked one player – Jason Pearce – with Brian Dick of the Birmingham Mail noting Eltringham’s tolerance of Nikola Zigic’s dissent.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr Eltringham was in the middle for was the match between Norwich and Brighton last weekend which finished three apiece. In that game Mr Eltringham booked five players – Marcus Olsson, Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson of Leeds along with Inigo Calderon and Greg Halford of Leeds and sent off one – Bradley Johnson for a second bookable offence.

Suspension Watch

One Red Card Darren Randolph (one match suspension served), Neal Eardley (one match suspension served), David Edgar (one match suspension served)
, Wes Thomas (one match of a three match ban served)

4 Yellow Cards: Paul Robinson and David Cotterill
3 Yellow Cards: Wes Thomas and David Davis
2 Yellow Cards: Stephen Gleeson
1 Yellow Card: Neal Eardley, Demarai Gray, Koby Arthur, David Edgar, Jonathan Spector, Jonathan Grounds, Michael Morrison, Lee Novak, Paul Caddis

The last date that five yellow cards will attract a suspension is December 31; for ten yellow cards it is April 12.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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