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Referee Watch – Brendan Malone

Barring any late changes, Brendan Malone will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Doncaster Rovers at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Malone has taken charge of fifteen games so far this season, showing thirty-seven yellow cards and one red. Of those games, three have been in the Championship and those games have yielded five cautions.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game involving Blues that Mr Malone took charge of was the 4-1 defeat to Portsmouth back in March 2012. In that game he booked Curtis Davies and David Murphy before controversially sending off the left back in what was an absolute shocker of a game – one that was so bad it actually inspired me to start writing these ref watch articles.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game in this division refereed by Mr Malone was the game between Watford and Bolton on November 23. In that game Mr Malone showed three yellow cards to Marco Cassetti and Javier Acuna of Watford along with Jermaine Beckford of Bolton.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (three match suspension served), Kyle Bartley (one match suspension served)

7 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Dan Burn and Jonathan Spector
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi, Lee Novak, Kyle Bartley, Mitch Hancox, and Shane Ferguson
1 yellow card –  Darren Ambrose, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott,  Jesse Lingard, Matt Green, Nikola Zigic, Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Paul Caddis, Callum Reilly, Dariusz Dudka 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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2 Responses to “Referee Watch – Brendan Malone”

  • mark says:

    lets hope he turned over a new leaf, and can be creditable this evening………mindful i say hope.. imo hope blues will continue in the same vein tonight about getting the right result, sometimes ref decisions are out of our hands,……………….

  • AuldBertie says:

    I remember that Portsmouth game well – he was absolutely appalling. Let’s hope he’s improved since then but I’m not holding my breath.


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