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Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – David Webb

Barring any late changes, David Webb of Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium tomorrow. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

So far this season, Mr Webb has taken charge of five games, showing eleven yellow cards and one red. Of those games, one was in the Championship and in that game he showed four yellow cards. Last season Mr Webb took charge of thirty-seven games and in those games he cautioned one hundred and six players and sent off one.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last game involving Blues that Mr Webb was in the middle for was the 3-1 away win over Doncaster last April. In that game he booked four players – Paul Keegan of Doncaster along with Jonathan Spector, Callum Reilly and Nikola Zigic of Blues. His performance attracted a comment of “adequate” from Colin Tattum in his match report.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level that Mr Webb took charge of was the match between Rotherham United and Watford on August 19. In that game he booked four players – Craig Morgan and Richard Smallwood of Rotherham along with Gabriel Tamas and Keith Andrews of Watford.

Suspension Watch

1 Yellow Card: Neal Eardley, David Davis, Paul Robinson, Wes Thomas.

The last date that five yellow cards will attract a suspension is December 31; for ten yellow cards it is April 12.

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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17 Responses to “Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – David Webb”

  • Art says:

    Will be happy to pick up a point but expect to lose this one!

  • Staffs Blue says:

    I don’t suppose this ref will be any better than the rest of the shower of sh*te we’ve had so far this season. The standard of refereeing is getting worse, decade upon decade. Oh for a Jack Taylor, or a Roger Kirkpatrick these days….. even Clive ‘The Book’ Thomas was preferable to this lot today.

    • Chris W says:

      Always been a thankless job, I did it in Sunday football, professional refs don’t get the abuse you get in amateur football. The thing is with so much technology available it should be a simple job now, virtually every decision is picked up on tv and can be analysed almost instantly by the fourth official.

      • Staffs Blue says:

        But surely, a large part of the job is common sense. If you don’t have that (which a lot of refs don’t) then you end up with what we have today.

        • Chris W says:

          They are not allowed to use it today, case of “Damned if they do, Damned if they don’t”. The governing body should be insisting on every bit of technology.
          Today a player gets booked for some of the silliest or slightest tackles, back in the day you we lucky to see a booking and very rarely a sending off, usually a stern word from the ref was suffice.

    • Chas says:

      Roger Kirkpatrick…My all time Favourite Ref.

      • Staffs Blue says:

        Why book a player when a ticking off and a pat on the bum does just as well. That was Kirkpatrick’s way… and he had the respect of the players for it.

  • Rick says:

    I think we’ll draw

  • Richard Granfield says:

    I think you will find David Webb is from Durham not Lancashire. To have a Lancashire ref. for a match involving Wigan would be controversial.

    • Chris W says:

      If it is the David Webb from Durham then his last match he officiated was Wigan v Derby on New years day, He is down to Referee Plymouth v Southend.
      There is a David Webb from Lancashire too.


  • Richard Granfield says:

    What I would like to see in football is a Coaches Challenge similar to tennis and American football.
    Each coach would have one “Challenge” per half of football. If the challenge is upheld then he would still have a challenge left. If the challenge was unsuccessful he would have no challenges left for that half. No challenges can be carried forward to the second half.
    I believe this would add extra excitement to the game and we would see fewer bad decisions.

    • Chris W says:

      Could it work in the English Leagues, I often wander what the roll of the 4th official is, surely if he sees an error then he has the authority to make the referee aware.

      • Richard Granfield says:

        The Fourth Official cannot judge offsides and goalmouth incidents.
        I think that TV replay is the most reliable.

        • Chris W says:

          But like Cricket, Rugby and Tennis he has access to instant replays, and he is in audio contact with the referee.

          • Richard Granfield says:

            He needs to be prompted to look at the TV, that is where the Coaches Challege comes in.

          • Chris W says:

            Maybe he should watch the game all the time then, earn his keep instead of just holding up the subs board.

          • Staffs Blue says:

            For me, like in cricket etc, it has to be the official who calls for the replay. If a decision is challenged, then it should be challenged by the Captain only. Then the ref stands to one side with both Captains, until the 4th official relays the decision. It wouldn’t take that long…. the 4th official always manages to find an extra 4 or 5 minutes from somewhere anyway.

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