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Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Kevin Friend

Barring any late changes, Kevin Friend of Leicestershire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Cardiff City at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Friend has taken charge of ten games so far this season, showing forty-one yellow cards and one red. Of those games, two were in the Championship and in those games he showed six yellow cards.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last match involving Blues Mr Friend took charge of was the 2-1 defeat to today’s opponents Cardiff in south Wales back in October 2012. In that game Mr Friend booked three players – Mark Hudson and Craig Bellamy of Cardiff and Curtis Davies of Blues

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level Mr Friend was in the middle for was the match between Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest in August. In that game he booked five players – Steve Cook and Matt Richie of Bournemouth along with Danny Fox, Matty Fryatt and Jack Hunt of Nottingham Forest.

Suspension Watch

One Red Card Darren Randolph (one match suspension served), Neal Eardley (one match suspension served), David Edgar (one match suspension served)

4 Yellow Cards: Paul Robinson
3 Yellow Cards: Wes Thomas and David Davis
2 Yellow Cards: Stephen Gleeson, and David Cotterill
1 Yellow Card: Neal Eardley, Demarai Gray, Koby Arthur, David Edgar, Jonathan Spector, Jonathan Grounds, Michael Morrison, Lee Novak, Paul Caddis

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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5 Responses to “Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Kevin Friend”

  • AuldBertie says:

    Another ref who over the years has done us no favours. I remember in particular an away game against Bolton when with us 2-1 he awarded Bolton a free kick on the edge of area when Barry Ferguson got sandwiched by two of their players. It couldn’t have been a clearer free kick to Blues and off course they scored the equaliser from it. Expecting more of the same today.

  • Chas says:

    A terrible Ref. He was on charge of the Wolves match when we were relegated. Another of those who should not be let near a Football match, he is disgustingly inept.

  • Andy P says:

    My heart sank when I saw he was ref. I remember both those games,we were 2-0 up at Bolton and he gave them to 2 ridiculous Free kicks both resulting in goals,and the game against wolves sent off Craig Gardner for diving,not even in penalty area but middle of park. If we had won that game we would have stayed up.The rest is history!!

  • AuldBertie says:

    And didn’t he just live up to our expectations – truly shocking

  • Chris W says:

    I don’t normally comment on referees but Mr Friend has no friends in Birmingham.
    That must be the worst official at BCFC in many a year, we got absolutely nothing, in fact we got less than nothing.
    No complaints with the sending off, you lift your hands it is a red card, but Donaldson was man handled throughout the game and got nothing.

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