Date: 16th August 2017 at 8:45pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Burton Albion and Birmingham City this Friday.

Burton Albion host Birmingham City on Friday August 18 for the game at the Pirelli Stadium and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistant Refs: Mark Dwyer and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Darren Bond

Match Day referee Harrington has officiated three games in 2017/18, showing eight yellow cards.

He took in 34 games in 2016/17, with a return of 121 yellow cards and four red cards.

That year his highest card count was nine yellows in the game between Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.

He took charge of 30 matches in 2015/16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 72 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Fulham and Blackburn on September 13 with a total of five yellows being shown. He also showed five yellows in the Barnsley v Port Vale game on November 14. On December 5 he showed four yellows and one red in the Bolton v Cardiff game.

Harrington began refereeing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance at the age of 14, having completed a basic refereeing course whilst at school as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award. After four years as an EFL assistant referee and four years as a National League referee, he was appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2012/13 and has now overseen more than 100 EFL matches.

Source – EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.

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One Reply to “Officials – Burton v Birmingham (18/8/17)”

  • With one or two exceptions I don’t mind who the ref is so long as he reads the game well,remains impartial and does not get card happy.
    Another game we should be looking to win,Burton did a job on us late last season putting us right in trouble,it’s about time we got three points from them however it won’t be easy,they can’t carry on losing can they? Well at least I hope they do loose this game then pick up some form,it’s good to see them in the Championship.

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