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Mick

Life President
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Saturday's referee is Charles Breakspear from Walton-on-Thames.

He has refereed five Southend matches before and in the first two he sent off an opposing player. Sadly we only got a defeat and a draw (and subsequent penalty shoot-out defeat) to show for our numerical advantage. The last three we did somewhat better picking up a win and a two draws and a hatful of bookings !

He is in his fourth season as a League referee and, for me, he is another one who falls into the "lucky to still be there" category. He has an incredibly high card count with a massive 61 yellows and 4 reds from a dozen games and hasn't had a cardless match for nigh on two years.

Those previous matches were, firstly, our 3-1 home defeat to Morecambe in 2013/14. Their sub got a red some 7 minutes after coming on and there was a yellow apiece (Timlin for us) and in 2014/15 he presided over the JPT match at Wimbledon where unusually all four cards (3 yellows and a red) went to the home team.

His next Southend match was his unconvincing performance in 2014/15's 0-0 home draw with Burton - a yellow for Prosser and three of theirs. This match came at the beginning of that dire run of 6 hours football without a goal from either team at Roots Hall.

This was followed by last season's home match against Barnsley which we won 2-1. We also won the bookings 4-2 (Bentley, White, Wordsworth and Piggott) and he gave them a penalty.

Then comes his most recent appearance, as a late and wholly inadequate replacement for the excellent Dean Whitestone, at home to Crewe last season. This match we drew 1-1 and we smashed them on bookings 5-1 (Coker, Bolger, Wordsworth, Barnett and Worrall). He gave us not one but two penalties. Barnett missed his but Jack Payne put his away for a stoppage time equalizer.

So that's 9 cautions against us in two home matches and it looks like Wordsworth may well have to sit out next weeks match !

Assisting are Joe Clark from Walsall and Mark Griffiths from Edenthorpe near Doncaster. Nigel Lugg from Coulsdon stands by as Fourth Official.
 

MK Shrimper

Striker
Joined
Aug 6, 2005
Messages
52,391
Worrying as Karl Robinson are saying that MK Dons need to "cheat more". Then again, lets hoping a few get sent off for diving. :smile:
 

AndyT

Lord of the Reedy River
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Then comes his most recent appearance, as a late and wholly inadequate replacement for the excellent Dean Whitestone, at home to Crewe last season. This match we drew 1-1 and we smashed them on bookings 5-1 (Coker, Bolger, Wordsworth, Barnett and Worrall). He gave us not one but two penalties. Barnett missed his but Jack Payne put his away for a stoppage time equalizer.

It's him! . The fella who measured our wall out to around 15 yards for their goal! :dim:
 
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