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Referee Watch – Roger East

Barring any late changes, Roger East of Wiltshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr East has taken charge of fifteen games so far this season, showing forty-seven yellow cards. Of those games six have been in the Championship and those games have yielded twenty-one cautions.

Last Blues Match Refereed

The last game involving Blues that Mr East took charge of was the away draw with Derby at the end of October. In that game Mr East showed yellow cards to John Eustace of Derby and to Paul Robinson, Paul Caddis and Callum Reilly of Blues. His performance didn’t really attract comment from Colin Tattum although it was noted Derby thought they should have had a penalty.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr East took charge of was the match between Burnley and Blackpool last month. In that game Mr East showed three yellow cards; to Keiran Trippier and Ben Mee of Burnley and to Neil Bishop of Blackpool.

Suspension Watch

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

9 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
4 yellow cards –  Kyle Bartley
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Tom Adeyemi, 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, Matt Green,  Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Darren Randolph, Callum Reilly, Chris Burke, 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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