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Referee Watch – Graham Scott

Barring any late changes, Graham Scott of Oxfordshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Queens Park Ranger at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Scott has taken charge of twenty-four games so far this season, showing eighty-three yellow cards and ten reds. Of those matches, ten have been in the Championship and in those games Mr Scott has handed out thirty-three cautions and sent off two players.

Last Blues Match Refereed

The last match involving Blues that Mr Scott took charge of was nearly two years ago, in March 2012 when Blues beat Middlesbrough 3-0 at St Andrew’s. In that match he booked four players – Steven Caldwell and Guirane N’Daw of Blues along with Joe Bennett and Tony McMahon of Boro.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr Scott has officiated in was the match between Reading and Blackburn last month that finished 1-0 to the away side. In that game Mr Scott booked seven players – Jobi McAnuff, Jordan Obita and Danny Guthrie of Reading along with Jason Lowe, Lee Williamson, Chris Taylor and Luke Varney of Blackburn.

Suspension Watch

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

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