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Referee Watch – Chris Foy

Barring any late changes, Chris Foy of Merseyside will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Barnsley at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Foy has taken charge of fifteen games this season, showing forty-three yellow cards and two reds. The majority of those games have been in the Premier League, with Mr Foy only taking charge of two Championship games this term, showing five yellow cards and one red.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game Mr Foy officiated in that involved Blues was the FA Cup Third Round tie away at Leeds United last January. In that game, Mr Foy booked one player – Alan Tate of Leeds and his performance was rated as being very good by Colin Tattum.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr Foy was in the middle for was the draw between Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday at the Reebok Stadium in October. In that game Mr Foy booked three players – Alex Baptiste and Rob Hall of Bolton and Stephen McPhail of Sheffield Wednesday and sent off Jose Semedo of Sheffield Wednesday.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (three match suspension served), Kyle Bartley (one match suspension served), Jesse Lingard (One match of a three match suspension served)

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