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Referee Watch – Darren Sheldrake

Barring any late changes, Darren Sheldrake of Surrey will be in the middle for Blues’ game against Ipswich at Portman Road tomorrow. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Darren Sheldrake has taken charge of thirty games this season, showing eighty-six yellow cards and eleven red cards. Of those thirty games six have been in the Championship where he has shown seventeen yellow cards and no reds. Mr Sheldrake has only been a referee at Championship level for three seasons and has refereed a grand total of eleven Championship games. Of his other games, the match between Charlton and Colchester stands out as he appeared to disallow, allow and then again disallow a goal scored by Steven Gillespie. However, whilst it may have seemed farcical on the pitch both managers accepted the explanation for the final disallowal of the goal.

Last Blues Game Refereed

Mr Sheldrake has not officiated a Birmingham City game previously.

Last Championship Game

Mr Sheldrake’s last Championship game was the Brighton-Derby match at the Amex stadium last month, which finished 2-0 to the home side. He is not mentioned in the Brighton match report here or the Derby report here which I take to be a positive thing.

All stats taken from Soccerbase

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2 Responses to “Referee Watch – Darren Sheldrake”

  • Reeboh says:

    For christ’s sake.

    Another novice referee.

  • Taz says:

    I know what you mean Reeboh and to some extent I agree with you but…………..

    He can’t be any worse than some of the “experienced” refs we have had and, at least this one seems prepared to listen to others and admit it when he has made a mistake. You have to give credit for that.

    However, i may not be so understanding if he fluffs it and Blues miss out as a consequence.


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