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Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – James Linington

Barring any late changes, James Linington of Newport will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Blackburn Rovers today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

In the 35 games Mr Linington has been in the middle for this year, he has shown 94 yellows and a massive nine red cards. Of those matches, 15 have been in the Championship and in those games he has dished out 45 cautions and five red cards.

Last Blues Match Refereed

The last match involving Blues that Mr Linington took charge of was the 3-3 draw with Burnley last March. In that game he booked three players – Paul Robinson and Olly Lee of Blues along with Jason Shackell of Burnley.

Last Championship Match Refereed

The last match at this level Mr Linington took charge of was Saturday’s game between Ipswich and Blackpool. In that game he kept his cards in his pocket.

One Red Card:
Darren Randolph (one match suspension served),
Wes Thomas (three matches of a three match ban served),
Neal Eardley (one match of a one match ban served),
Stephen Gleeson (three matches of a three match ban served),
Paul Robinson (one match of a one match ban served).

8 Yellow Cards: David Cotterill
7 Yellow Cards: David Davis
6 Yellow Cards: Paul Robinson and Jonathan Grounds
5 Yellow Cards: Robert Tesche
4 Yellow Cards: Paul Caddis
3 Yellow Cards: Andrew Shinnie, Jonathan Spector, Wes Thomas and Stephen Gleeson
2 Yellow Cards: Neal Eardley and Demarai Gray
1 Yellow Card: Koby Arthur, Rob Kiernan, Michael Morrison, Clayton Donaldson, Mitch Hancox, Mark Duffy, Nikola Zigic, Lloyd Dyer and Lee Novak

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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2 Responses to “Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – James Linington”

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Why do we get all the Me Me Me refs? It would be nice to get the odd ref that does his job sensibly and goes unnoticed. Yeah I know… more chance of seeing a pink unicorn on roller skates!

  • auld Bertie says:

    Absolutely atrocious so far but should we expect anything else?


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