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Referee Watch – Darren Sheldrake

Barring any late changes, Darren Sheldrake of Surrey will be in the middle for Blues’ Capital One Cup game against Yeovil Town at Huish Park this evening. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Sheldrake has taken charge of four games so far this season, showing twenty-one yellow cards and one red, with eleven of those bookings coming in a bad-tempered opening game between Stevenage and Oldham Athletic. Last season, Mr Sheldrake took charge of thirty games and in those games he handed out one hundred and one yellow cards and three reds.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game Mr Sheldrake officiated in was back in April 2012 when Ipswich and Birmingham City played a 1-1 draw out at Portman Road. In that game Mr Sheldrake only booked one player – Morgaro Gomis of Blues.

Suspension Watch

3 yellow cards – Paul Robinson and Neal Eardley
2 yellow cards – Dan Burn
1 yellow card – Tom Adeyemi, Lee Novak, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott, Shane Ferguson and Kyle Bartley

The “cut-off” point where a fifth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is December 31, 2013

All referee stats via Soccerbase

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4 Responses to “Referee Watch – Darren Sheldrake”

  • mark says:

    blimey can we get ref who does not give cards lol

  • StaffsBlue says:

    To be fair mark, he’s not that bad. a hundred bookings in 30 games is around 3 per game, plus one sending off every 10 games. It’s how he does on the important decisions that I’m interested in. We’ve had a couple of idiots so far this season.

  • JohnR says:

    Dan, I agree with your comment about the refs we’ve had this season, to me they seem to get worse every season. Am I right in thinking that the assessment system has changed? I thought I had read that they have they stopped using former players.


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