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Referee Watch – Phil Dowd

Barring any late changes, Phil Dowd of Staffordshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Brighton and Hove Albion at St Andrews today (should it go ahead). Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Dowd has taken charge of twenty-two games this season, showing seventy-seven yellow cards and three reds. The predominance of those games have been in the Premier League but Mr Dowd has taken charge of two Championship games this season, where he has handed out a hefty fourteen cautions and sent off one player.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game that Mr Dowd refereed was the 0-0 draw with Southampton on February 4 2012. Rather ironically, considering the current weather forecast that game was chiefly remembered for being played in what amounted to a fair blizzard, and the biggest thing I can remember is having to walk over half the way home. In that game Mr Dowd showed yellow cards to Steven Caldwell, Guirane N’Daw and Danny Fox with Danny Fox also receiving his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level refereed by Mr Dowd was the 2-2 draw between Crystal Palace and Millwall on October 20 2012. In that game Mr Dowd showed no less than ten yellow cards and sent off Dean Moxey of Crystal Palace for handling the ball on the line – a decision that brooked no criticism from then-Palace manager Dougie Freedman.

All Stats from Soccerbase

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