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Referee Watch – Geoff Eltringham

Barring any late changes, Geoff Eltringham of Sunderland will be in the middle for Blues’ game against Crystal Palace at St Andrews on Saturday. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Eltringham has refereed thirty-four games this season, handing out eighty-three yellow cards and five red cards. Of those games, eleven have been in the Championship and in those games he has dished out thirty yellow cards and one red. The one red card was to Alex McCarthy of Ipswich for handling outside the box denying a clear goalscoring opportunity in the 3-1 victory by Leeds over the Tractor Boys. Both Leeds and Ipswich websites agreed with Mr Eltringham’s decision.

Last Blues Game Refereed

Mr Eltringham has not reffed a Blues match before.

Last Championship Game

Mr Eltringham’s last Championship game was the 2-0 win by Coventry over Portsmouth at the Ricoh stadium. Bar mentioning a “bizarrely awarded handball”, the Coventry Telegraph doesn’t mention his performance; the Portsmouth website I looked at doesn’t mention him at all. I take this to be a positive thing.

All stats from Soccerbase

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3 Responses to “Referee Watch – Geoff Eltringham”

  • AuldBertie says:

    After expecting the worst from Mr Waugh it sounded (based on Gold’s commentary) that he had a decent game with few contentious decisions for either side. More of the same from Mr Eltringham would be more than acceptable to me as after 48 years I given up hope of ever seeing a ‘homer’ referee as St Andrews.

  • DoctorD says:

    Seven of the 10 letters in his surname are the same as our club’s name — gotta be a good thing.


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