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Referee Watch – Mick Russell

Barring any late changes, Mick Russell of Hertfordshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Peterborough United at London Road today. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Russell has been in charge of thirty-four games this season, showing seventy-five yellow cards and four reds. Of those games, ten have been in the Championship where he has handed out thirty-two cautions and sent off one player.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game Mr Russell was in charge of was the 3-2 defeat to Hull City at St Andrews on November 17. In that game he booked three players – Hayden Mullins and Nikola Zigic of Blues and David Meyler of Hull City – and was slated by me in my match reflections for an inept, inconsistent performance. Colin Tattum also gave Mr Russell a 4, stating that he was the poorest ref seen at St Andrews for some time.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last Championship game refereed by Mr Russell was the 0-0 draw between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday on December 29. In that game he made six bookings – to Jack Hunt, Adam Hammill, Paul Dixon of Sheffield Wednesday and to Reda Johnson, Michail Antonio and Jeremy Helan of Sheffield Wednesday. Mr Russell came in for a barrage of criticism after he failed to send off Jeremy Helan for two yellow cards, admitting he’d wrongly booked Michail Antonio instead of Jeremy Helan for the first yellow. Both the Huddersfield and Sheffield local newspapers were scathing of Mr Russell’s blunder.

All Stats via Soccerbase

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5 Responses to “Referee Watch – Mick Russell”

  • Mortonsblue says:

    OMG If this ref is so s**t why is he being allowed to ref at this level?

  • Dan says:

    This guy proved again today what a complete disgrace to humanity he is. Worse than Nigel Miller. Wanker.

  • chas says:

    Al , what was your opinion on the Ref in the end?I may have missed it as I cant remember seeing it .

    • almajir says:

      Inept – but thankfully for Blues, he was inept in our favour. Callum Reilly probably should have walked, Hancox could easily have given a pen away.

      He is a poor, poor referee.

      • chas says:

        Thanks Al..;-).. Makes a change to get something from a Ref, but I would prefer for them to be more consistent..I dont like thginkg they have favoured us.


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