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Referee Watch – Scott Mathieson

Barring any late changes, Scott Mathieson will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Charlton Athletic at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Mathieson has taken charge of ten games this season, showing thirty-three yellow cards and two reds. Of those games, three have been in the Championship and in those games he has handed out thirteen cautions and sent off one player. Last season Mr Mathieson took charge of thirty-eight games, giving out one hundred and five bookings and eight dismissals. Of those games nineteen were in the Championship and in those games he showed forty yellow cards and two reds.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game that Mr Mathieson took charge of was the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at St Andrews last December. In that game, he booked three players – Chris Burke and Peter Lovenkrands of Blues and Jonathan Parr of Crystal Palace and his decision to book Lovenkrands for diving rather than give a penalty attracted note in my match report.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level officiated by Mr Mathieson was the draw between Huddersfield Town and Blackpool back in September. In that game he booked five players – Ricardo Fuller, Jack Robinson, Gary MacKenzie, Neil Bishop and Angel with Angel also getting his marching orders.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (three match suspension to serve)

6 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Dan Burn and Jonathan Spector
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi, Kyle Bartley, and Shane Ferguson
1 yellow card –   Darren Ambrose, Lee Novak, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott,  Jesse Lingard, Matt Green, Nikola Zigic, Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Callum Reilly and Andrew Shinnie

The “cut-off” point where a fifth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after December 31 2013 and the point where a tenth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after April 13 2014.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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4 Responses to “Referee Watch – Scott Mathieson”

  • letsby avenue says:


    Welcome home AJ..and thanks for your HK reporting.


    Did you know that the Referees do not have a Website, Database or even a blog by individuals
    that records cards “administered” by their members ?

    No booogger can find out how many/proportion of cards are issued by a Ref over past seasons –
    –it’s all down to the PA or Reuters archive.imo

    Great that you have found this current person’s CV.
    It looks frightening – I hope Blues put a Boquet for his wife in their Dressing room.

    Well, 4 Boquets wouldn’t be a ‘bribe’

    Thanks for HK which I meant to say…and…to make you feel worser :-)…..the Stoke match was
    utterly brilliant from a Blue’s fans perspective. We lost…but we battled like Hell.

    Bittle that – as Lee says

    • almajir says:

      Letsby – check the link from Soccerbase at the bottom of the article. All cards from every game, every ref, every season.

      And fyi, I link that site in every article ;)

  • mark says:

    Dan – i appeared to be haunt every time i read your ref’s reports, please tell me there must a lucky dip for ones we appear to get………… they all appear to be card happy lol …………..at this rate we wont have a team they all be suspended……………… lol………….joking a part lets pray he just books charlton players today……………..

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Yet another card-happy ref by the looks of it. But, is there any other kind these days?

    Although it looks a lot, at 33 bookings in 17 games, it only averages out at about 2 per game for us, which isn’t that bad really. But, I suppose Mr Mathieson will even up the numbers.

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