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Referee Watch – Darren Drysdale

Barring any late changes, Darren Drysdale of Lincolnshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Ipswich Town at St Andrews this afternoon. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Drysdale has taken charge of three games so far this season, showing ten yellow cards and two reds. Last season he took charge of thirty-six games, showing one hundred and five yellow cards and six reds. Of those games twelve were in the Championship and in those games he showed forty-three yellow cards and two reds.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game Mr Drysdale was in the middle for was the 2-1 win over Burnley at Turfmoor on January 26 of this year. In that game he booked one player – Ross Wallace – and sent off one – Dean Marney – both of Burnley. Whilst Tatts remarked on the sending off being remarked upon as harsh by both bosses the ref doesn’t come in for much criticism in his report.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game in this division that Mr Drysdale took charge of was the 2-2 draw between Middlesboro and Charlton Athletic on April 27, in which he booked two players – Grant Leadbitter and Richard Smallwood, both of Boro.

Suspension Watch

3 yellow cards – Paul Robinson and Neal Eardley
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi and Dan Burn
1 yellow card –  Jonathan Spector, Darren Ambrose, 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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