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Life President
Oct 28, 2003
We haven't lost at Coventry in the League for 55 years. Okay, we've only played them there four times in that period but those four matches include two draws and two impressive and high scoring wins - 5-2 and 4-3.

Anyway man in charge of our delayed fixture at the Ricoh is second year League referee, Darren Handley from Bolton who made it on to the League list last season after 6 years of Conference officiating. He is 38 and a PE teacher at Tottington High School.

His 3 matches this season have produced 10 yellows with last year's 26 matches giving 83 yellows and 8 reds.

He has refereed Southend twice before. Firstly last season's home 0-0 draw with Plymouth when there was just one yellow for them. He did okay in that game.

Then he brought the curtain down on his first season with our late, late 1-0 win at Exeter. Just one caution again, this time for Barrett.

His assistants are John Law from Holt Heath, near Worcester and Joe Clark from Walsall. John Law is a Referees Development Officer for the Worcester FA whereas Joe Clark is a Regional Co-ordinator for Staffordshire FA's Referees Development Team. Do they get the jobs because they're good linesmen or do they get the appointments as League officials because of their jobs. I'd go for the latter.

Fourth Official is Ian Dudley from Nottingham, one of Nigel Miller's accomplices for our Paint Final at Wembley.