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Referee Watch – Geoff Eltringham

Barring any late changes, Geoff Eltringham of County Durham will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Leeds United at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Eltringham has been in charge of twenty-nine matches so far this season, showing eighty-nine yellow cards and six reds. Of those games, nine have been in the Championship and in those games he has given out thirty-one bookings and sent off two players.

Last Blues Match Refereed

The last match involving Blues that Mr Eltringham was in the middle for was the 3-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in August 2012. In that game Mr Eltringham booked two players – Rodri of Sheffield Wednesday and Nikola Zigic of Blues and the only part of his performance which drew attention from Colin Tattum was his failure to award what was a clear penalty for a foul on Nikola Zigic.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr Eltringham officiated in was the match between Millwall and Brighton last month. In that game Mr Eltringham booked three players – Dan Shittu of Millwall along with Bruno and Dale Stephens of Brighton.

Suspension Watch

15 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (two matches of a three match ban to serve, two suspensions previously served)
6 yellow cards – Nikola Zigic, Callum Reilly and Jonathan Spector
5 yellow cards –  Federico Macheda and Olly Lee
4 yellow cards –  Paul Caddis
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley, Mitch Hancox, Tom Adeyemi, Shane Ferguson and Lee Novak
2 yellow cards – Darren Randolph
1 yellow card –   Koby Arthur,  Matt Green,  Colin Doyle,  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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5 Responses to “Referee Watch – Geoff Eltringham”

  • EddieBirmingham says:




    if Blues win today and Blackpool lose against Wigan

    we are staying up

    we cant go down



    if me Nan had a c@ck she’d be me Grandad

  • edd77 says:

    I just cant see how we can go from prob the worse 1st half performance ive ever seen to winning today,think we got more hope wanting wigan and Charlton to beat blackpool in their remaining games.

  • Art says:

    I entirely agree.

    Same players -same tactics and same manager.You just can’t switch on when clearly there is something fundamentally wrong with the set up and even more concerning I can’t see Clark having enough ability to shore up the leaking defence.

    Hopefully I’m wrong as dropping down to Division 1 is just unthinkable!

  • mark says:

    firstly the ref was shocking by any standards, ziggy whether i like him or not was not protected during the match. He was at times blatantly fouled by leeds center halves……so my marking is 1/10

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