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Referee Watch – Scott Mathieson

Barring any late changes, Scott Mathieson of Cheshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Millwall at the Den today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Mathieson has taken charge of twenty-five games this season, showing seventy-six yellow cards and seven reds. Of those games, nine have been in the Championship and in those games Mr Mathieson has given out twenty-eight cautions and sent off five players.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last match involving Blues Mr Mathieson was in the middle for was the home defeat to Charlton in November. In that game, Mr Mathieson didn’t book anyone and in his match ratings Colin Tattum pointed out a couple of questionable decisions he made.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level Mr Mathieson took charge of was Saturday’s game between Barnsley and Bournemouth. In that game he booked three players – Lewin Nyatanga and Jack Hunt of Barnsley along with Matt Ritchie of Bournemouth.

Suspension Watch

13 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (two suspensions served)
5 yellow cards –  Jonathan Spector and Olly Lee
4 yellow cards –  Federico Macheda
3 yellow cards – Paul Caddis, Neal Eardley, Tom Adeyemi,  Lee Novak, and Nikola Zigic
2 yellow cards – Callum Reilly, Mitch Hancox, and Shane Ferguson
1 yellow card –   Koby Arthur,  Matt Green,  Colin Doyle, Darren Randolph, Chris Burke, Emyr Huws, Brian Howard, Albert Rusnak, Jordon Ibe 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. If a player collects fifteen yellow cards before the end of the season they will attract a three match ban.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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