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Referee Watch – Chris Foy

Barring any late changes, Chris Foy of Merseyside will be in the middle for Blues’ FA Cup 3rd round game against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Foy has been in the middle for eighteen games this season, showing thirty-two yellow cards and no reds. As a ref on the Elite list Mr Foy generally refs Premier League games and thus hasn’t refereed any games at Championship level this term.

Last Blues Game Refereed

Mr Foy was last in the middle for a Blues game for the playoff second leg against Blackpool on May 9 of last year, which finished 2-2. In that game he showed four yellow cards, to Nikola Zigic and Nathan Redmond of Blues and to Neil Eardley and Gary Taylor-Fletcher of Blackpool. He wasn’t mentioned in my match reflections which usually points to a positive game.

Mr Foy has been no stranger to controversy, with the FA having to deny that he had been demoted from the elite list in October after his performance in the controversial game between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur which finished 3-2 to the London side. Sir Alex Ferguson ranted after the game that Mr Foy hadn’t allowed enough injury time (which in my mind is slightly ironic) and that he had turned down two clear penalties.

This follows incidents where he was criticised for sending off Vincent Kompany in the Manchester derby and for missing various incidents in a match between Spurs and Stoke.

All stats from Soccerbase

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One Response to “Referee Watch – Chris Foy”

  • Ziggy says:

    Actually Chris was not removed from the following – as all select group referees referee around the football league also… local boy Andre was at Plymouth the other week… clatts went to Preston… Webb over the last 5 years has refereed at 40 different grounds in England…

    The Kompany incident was deemed correct by PGMOL (Premier league) / The FA / UEFA and is used as a training clip by FIFA… it was only an issue for those who have no interest/knowledge in the laws of the game… which is 99% of the public…

    Tell what other job – is one person so closely monitor by the 27 cameras.. prozone… and if pilots had the same “correct” decision rate… some basic facts average match day – a referee will cover 11.7km which 40% is a max rate (sprinting)… 900 match “events” – bound to get some wrong…

    Need to understand the bigger picture… or better still go on a referees course and have a go… its great fun!


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