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Referee Watch – Mark Heywood

Barring any late changes Mark Heywood  will be in the middle for Blues’ game against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough tomorrow. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance (2011/12)

Mark Heywood was in charge of twenty-seven games last year, showing seventy-five yellow cards and just one red. Of those games, only one was in the Championship – which is the only game at this level Mr Heywood has refereed. The red card came in the FA Cup 1st round game between Hartlepool United and Stevenage with Mr Heywood showing a red card to Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders for a foul in the area on Chris Beardsley.

Last Blues Game Refereed

Mr Heywood has not refereed a Birmingham City game before.

Last Championship Game Refereed

Mr Heywood has only refereed one Championship game in his career – the 0-0 draw between Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace in February 2012, in which he showed yellow cards to Tony McMahon of Middlesbrough and Kagisho Digacoi of Crystal Palace. Palace had thought they won a penalty in that game but the foul was adjudged to have taken place outside the area by Mr Heywood. However, this is not mentioned in the Croydon Advertiser match report and the ref isn’t mentioned in the brief match report from the Northern Echo either – something I take to be a positive thing.

All stats courtesy of Soccerbase

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5 Responses to “Referee Watch – Mark Heywood”

  • Macc lad says:

    ?thongs? Wednesday look like they may be out of their depth at this level. Could well be a big score, but not that way!

  • nicky wicky says:

    shut up thongs packwood is a good player hes just not fit enough to play a full match yet!wednesday are not that good and blues might get a win if they pass the ball well?

  • Bluebird says:

    thongs- you’re talking drivel!
    I had never seen Packwood play until Saturday so I decided to specifically focus on him even off the ball. Try doing that and see the shift that the kid puts in!
    He is 19 years old; occasionally impetuous with the strength & style of his tackles – but that’s inexperience; and he never stopped running and reading the game.
    How many attacks from Charlton were successful down their left side? He stopped everything –
    He even covered for Davies who had one of his worst games since he arrived at the Club.
    There was one attack of theirs at the Railway End when the ball was in a melee of players and guess who stopped Charlton’s final shot and came out of it with the ball?
    DO NOT criticise any Blues’ players unfairly; that undermines their confidence!
    If you haven’t got something constructive to contribute then don’t post anything at all!
    If you do then genuine supportive and positive fans will question just exactly where your loyalty lies!
    Packwood, along with Ravel was one of the two best Blues players we had on Saturday!

    • nicky wicky says:

      here, here bluebird. packwood is another gem that has been unerthed by the club. it is only because he is not match fit that he came off.the same with Morrison. I think also that zigic should have been brought on earlier and maybe we might have snatched a win! Charlton were a big team,but they couldn’t coope with big zig!

      • Gazza says:

        Yeah I have to agree that zig did change the game for us! We were bullied up top all game and what was the first thing zig did when he came on? He knocked their biggest defender on his arse and struck some fear into their defence. This allowed blues into the game where we scored. We will need zigic this season.


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