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Referee Watch – James Adcock

Barring any late changes, James Adcock of Nottinghamshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Charlton Athletic at The Valley today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Adcock has taken charge of nineteen games so far this season, showing seventy yellow cards and five reds. Of those games, eight have been in the Championship and of those matches he has dished out twenty-seven cautions and sent one player off.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game involving Blues that Mr Adcock took charge of was the 2-0 away defeat to Reading at the Madejski stadium on September 28. In that game Mr Adcock booked Jonathan Spector and Nikola Zigic and his performances attracted the comment of “No Dramas” from Colin Tattum.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this leevl Mr Adcock officiated in was the 0-0 draw between Brighton and Huddersfield in December. In that game he showed five yellow cards to Liam Bridcutt and Kazenga Lua Lua of Brighton and to Paul Dixon, Tom Smith and Calum Woods of Huddersfield.

Suspension Watch

1 red card – Wade Elliott (three match suspension served)

10 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (two suspensions served)
4 yellow cards –  Olly Lee.
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Tom Adeyemi, Lee Novak, and Jonathan Spector
2 yellow cards – Paul Caddis, Callum Reilly, Nikola Zigic, Mitch Hancox, and Shane Ferguson, Federico Macheda
1 yellow card –   Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott, Matt Green,  Colin Doyle, David Murphy, Darren Randolph, Chris Burke, Brian Howard, Albert Rusnak 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 from Soccerbase

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49 Responses to “Referee Watch – James Adcock”

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Are Mr Adcock’s cautions listed properly? Overall, 19 yellows in 19 games… then 27 yellows in 8 games. I’ve read and re-read it, but it doesn’t look right.

    But, it could be that it’s late and my head has turned to mush. ;)

  • DoctorD says:

    Staffs — Dan says there were 27 yellows in eight CHAMPIONSHIP games the ref’s reffed. Not the most recent eight.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      I still read the paragraph as only this season Doc. Maybe my my brain has gone into meltdown as well as my eyes. :)

  • mark says:

    Another happy go lucky ref……they must bonuses for how many cards they pull out.
    If I was clark I would keep robbo on the bench, otherwise he could be facing another ban.

  • mike b says:

    hi all….lovely day at present…!!!!
    i came across a good site for facts and figures….
    guardiantouch-line.com

    cheers…mike b…….

  • sappy sad says:

    between the sticks blues .between the sticks….6 pointer brum
    so cup final all out win tactics .no mercy believe ….super
    blues

  • bluenoserob says:

    brilliant, well done you blue boys!!!!!! Everyone who said Macheda wouldnt be any good hang your heads.”one goal every ten games blaa , blaa blaa “

  • dave mann says:

    great win, mechada on fire, 9 points of the bottom three, go to away games and you might see us win, if not …..well to bad.DNM & KRO.

  • Shirley Blue says:

    Cracking win. Takes a lot of pressure off with regards to relegation. I can’t see any of the current bottom three getting any more than 45 points so safety is in sight. If only we could win home games.
    Villa getting stuffed as well – good weekend.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I was a bit dubious about a couple of the selections before the game.. but Lee Clark has proved once again, he knows more than me/us. :) Well done to the manager and all the players. 2 goals, 3 points and a clean sheet. Can’t ask for more (except a home win lol.)

  • Art Watson says:

    Rarely do I praise LC but this was a great win and given the crap going on in HK an excellent result.

    So just to demonstrate that I do have a balanced view…..well done Mr Clark and his young guns.

  • RichardM says:

    Excellent win – well done Lee Clark and the lads. Great to see Packwood being given the chance to blossom into the fine footballer we always suspected he was.

    just read Peter attempts to justify his salary and the job he’s done / doing since he’s been at Blues, is he for real???

    comment edited

    • chas says:

      You demean yourself by calling silly names , how old are you ? Just a question, how many of our Loanees played today, cos it looks as if Clark picked the Team and no-one else ?

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I think Will Packwood is here to stay. He’s hardly put a foot wrong since came in and, with Martin doing well too, Robinson’s going to struggle for a centre back spot.

    Talking of Robbo, does anyone know if he gets a 3 game ban for 15 yellows? He’s on his way already!

  • Tony says:

    Fair enough Rob I was quoting his record up to now, never said he wouldnt score more for us.

  • chas says:

    Well, I didn’t know this bit..

    The Addicks handed home debuts to striker Reza Ghoochannejhad and winger Astrit Ajdarevic, while fellow new signing Yohann Thuram-Ulien started in goal.

    All three players were signed from Standard Liege, another of the football clubs owned by Charlton’s new owner, Belgian millionaire Roland Duchatelet.

  • steve says:

    Good performance today.The conditions were poor.You get better parks pitches.Our defence was outstanding and Macheda took his goals well.Lee Clark got his selection right today.He picked a strong battling 11 to cope with the pudding of a pitch.A great run from Adeyemi showed what we were about today.Two special mentions.Emyr Huws.The blokes class.Man City have got a star on their hands.The away support.Absolutely brilliant. Fantastic support again.We make a difference.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I wonder if Lee Clark might switch back to 3-5-2 on Tuesday, to try to combat Watford’s formation again. It might be a way of shoe-ing Robbo in at centre back with Packwood and Martin. I think we have players now better suited to play that formation too, than in the first match.

    • Shirley Blue says:

      If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. It’s the tactics at home we need to sort out not away. Watford are also not the force they were last season. By going with three centre backs and I guess Caddis and Hancox as wing backs we lose a lot going forward in wide positions. We have got a goal scorer up front now. We have got to make sure he gets the service.

      • StaffsBlue says:

        Normally, I’d agree with you. But sometimes, as yesterday, it’s horses for courses. I’m just thinking that, if we have Caddis and Robbo at full back, with their lack of pace, they could well be skinned by Watford’s wing backs. If we stick to a flat back four, the two wingers/wide midfielders are going to have to do a lot of defending/double-ing up. That also could restrict our attacking play. Still, Lee Clark knows best. :-)

  • StaffsBlue says:

    On a side-note, Hayden Mullins scored Notts County’s 1st goal in a 3-0 win against Coventry and Jake Jervis scored his 3rd in 4 games to earn Portsmouth a draw against Exeter.

  • mark says:

    What a cracking game, as mentioned before will packwood another stunning display at the back, lovely having Robbo back he certainly gives that back-line a good roasting every now and then. That was a well deserved win keeps the moaners and doom mongers away until the Watford game…….. Clark got tactics spot on as usual………. all 11 players played as a team won as team…
    Not surprising Tony did come back pure and simple got nothing to say……until the lad goes some games without scoring…..then will see him open with the usual negativity……….
    The lad in midfield from man city he certainly someone special quality written all over him…
    Clark has definately bagged some gems from this loan system, and working along our youngsters can only better them. Hopefully this is a sign of another run in the league with just the league games to play who know where we could be on up up up kro

    • steve says:

      Mark,i agreed with most you said there except for,it was a cracking result but not a cracking game.Conditions were never going to allow for that that.And Lee Clark doesn’t always get his tactics right.He did yesterday,it was spot on.Our home record suggests he doesn’t always get it right.Emyr Huws is a real prospect.I hope he gets his chance at City.Apparently we tried to get him to come to our academy,but he chose city.Good battling performance on a pitch that was hopeless for passing on.What annoys me is that the pitch was exactly the same last season.Why aren’t they getting it sorted?

      • mark says:

        also steve regarding tactics players themselves have to fulfill the requirement for these tactics to work.
        sometimes you cannot legislate for individual mistakes ……..

        • mark says:

          caddis has been caught wanting a couple of times………….some of these individual mistakes get eradicate when the team is playing well……….kro

        • steve says:

          Come on Mark.you can’t blame our home record on individual mistakes.I know you don’t like criticising the team or the manager.But some of it is his fault.I have no problems with him away from home.but i can’t get my head around our home form.forgot to agree with you about our support yesterday.Fantastic.

        • StaffsBlue says:

          That… is spot on!

    • Tony says:

      Sorry Mark have been busy last couple of days but I do understand you missed me. Any away victory is a very good result I cant deny that but lets not get too excited.
      Looking at the stats it was a bit of a smash and grab As I understand it Charlton had the lions share of the play and the chances and they are a very poor side.
      Its been said that the keeper was the man of the match for us, so thats not very convincing as regards us dominating, and looking at the table we are not in a healthy position.
      This together with our apalling home record,( its 4 months now since a win) does not bode well.

  • mark says:

    my MOM would be Randolph pulled off some stunning saves, that what kept us in the game……..
    No disrespect to the rest of the players……they all deserve a slap on the back….imo

  • mark says:

    my MOM would be Randolph pulled off some stunning saves, that what kept us in the game……..
    No disrespect to the rest of the players……they all deserve a slap on the back….imo

  • mark says:

    furthermore our away fans in full voice with our anthem kro……………….
    sorry Daniel are doing a write up on the game?/

    • StaffsBlue says:

      I’m wondering, would it be easier to join the referee watch and preview of a game in one blog? Do the preview part, then add the ref statistics at the bottom? Or am I creating more work for the boss? ;)

  • Ali Duncan says:

    Agree with all above. Excellent battling performance. Huws was excellent and Freddy M took his goals well. Probably the best away day of the season so far I think. Excellent atmosphere and the away support is as one. Can’t wait for Watford now. KRO!

  • Shirley Blue says:

    Just wondered whether it’s worth having a look at changing the tactics at home. We have tended to play 4-2-3-1 at home which has worked much better away. With Adeyami and Huws in the middle could we risk going two out and out strikers. I would still like to see Zigic and Macheda together though I have got a feeling we have seen the last of our favourite Serb. Taking that aside I don’t see that we have much to lose trying something different at home though it’s a bit out of fashion.

  • steve says:

    I was told in the week that Zigic is ready to play but not being selected and he doesn’t know why.I’d like to see 2 strikers,but if he won’t play ziggy,who is gonna play?Our home form is worrying and a system needs sorting out very quickly.This is down to Clark,He is doing it away,why not at home ?It’s not all down to the players.

  • Shirley Blue says:

    If he did play I think he would benefit from playing alongside Macheda. Certainly the best in terms of quality as a striking partner and Macheda would be the one who plays right up against the back four. Zigic could then play a little bit deeper which I believe he does for Serbia. Don’t think it will happen. I think the treatment of Zigic after only one really bad game has been pretty poor and we might as well get something for £70k per week.

  • mike b says:

    hi all…just to say to dan burn….really well played….

  • iluvblues says:

    TBH Shirley it’s not that he’s not capable of turning in a performance, It’s the lack of effort and dis-interest that annoys me when things are going against him, that’s the time to stand up and be counted! especially on £70k a week , We all know he can to it on his day…aka..cup win against the Vile) but unfortunately he doesent do it often enough.

    Dan Burn was outstanding today was my MOTM today, shame he got called back :(


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