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Referee Watch – Paul Tierney

Barring any late changes, Paul Tierney of Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Leeds United at Elland Road tomorrow. Here is a look at his stats.

Season Performance

Mr Tierney has taken charge of eight games this season, showing twenty-nine yellow cards and one red. Of those games, three were in the championship and they have yielded twelve yellow cards. Mr Tierney was in the middle for thirty-five games last season, showing seventy-two yellow cards and four reds. Of those games, twelve were in the Championship and in those games Mr Tierney gave out twenty-five cautions.

Last Blues Game Refereed

The last Blues game Mr Tierney was in the middle for was the opening day defeat to Watford. Mr Tierney booked six players – Paul Robinson, Dan Burn, Tom Adeyemi and Lee Novak of Blues along with Almen Abdi and Christian Battochio of Watford. Despite handing out so many yellow cards Mr Tierney didn’t rate a mention in Colin Tattum’s match report.

Last Championship Game Refereed

The last game at this level which Mr Tierney took charge of was the 0-0 draw between Huddersfield and Doncaster on September 14. In that game Mr Tierney handed out three yellow cards – to Adam Hammill and James Vaughan of Huddersfield and Richie Wellens of Doncaster.

Suspension Watch

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

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7 Responses to “Referee Watch – Paul Tierney”

  • crotcher88 says:

    no thoughts on the paldini interview the other night

    • almajir says:

      Nope, not yet – I like to have all my stuff together before I spout, so you’re going to have to be patient :)

  • Tracey says:

    I know his mate a fellow ref from Wigan and he asked me how he had ‘performed’ at Blues v Watford I said he was too pedantic too many yellow cards too late in the game and he didn’t punish Watford fior continuous diving, and play acting. We will see tomorrow if on TV he refs fairly?

  • Jazzzy786 says:

    Ref seems a bit card happy at over 2.5 per game. He was pathetic in Watford game. Let’s hope we don’t have a game ruined by a rubbish referee.

  • Bluehobba says:

    I’m gonna go 2-1 win for Blues in yellows and goals, A win for Blues to make it difficult for Mcdermott.
    A Leeds fan said to me today Leeds are not geared up to deal with big Zig and will struggle if he gets a game…let’s hope so KRO

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Apart from Warnock, Leeds have a very young back four…. and the experience of Burke and Zigic could well undo them. If Burke is on his game, he should give Warnock the runaround.

  • mark says:

    lets hope the same ref gets out the right side of his bed this morning please not another howler…………


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