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Referee Watch – James Adcock

Barring any late changes, James Adcock of Nottinghamshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game with Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Adcock has taken charge of five games in this season, showing twenty yellow cards. Of those games, four have been in the Championship and in those games he has handed out sixteen yellow cards. Last season, Mr Adcock took charge of thirty-three games, handing out ninety-four cautions and sending off five players. Of those games eight were in the Championship and in those games Mr Adcock booked thirty-one players and red-carded one.

Last Blues Game Refereed

This will be Mr Adcock’s first game involving Birmingham City.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level reffed by Mr Adcock was the 2-0 home win for Wigan over Ipswich at the DW Stadium on September 22. In that game Mr Adcock booked two players – Tommy Smith and Christophe Berra, both of Ipswich Town.

Suspension Watch

5 yellow cards – Paul Robinson (one match suspension served)
3 yellow cards – Neal Eardley and Dan Burn
2 yellow cards – Tom Adeyemi, Shane Ferguson and Jonathan Spector
1 yellow card –   Darren Ambrose, Lee Novak, Koby Arthur, Wade Elliott,  Kyle Bartley, Jesse Lingard, Matt Green, Colin Doyle and Andrew Shinnie

The “cut-off” point where a fifth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after December 31 2013 and the point where a tenth yellow card will no longer attract a suspension is after April 13 2014.

All ref stats via Soccerbase

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