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Ref Watch Refwatch ........... Wealdstone (A)


Life President
Oct 28, 2003
The only two previous league matches between Southend and Wealdstone provided poor fare indeed. Just one goal and twelve yellow cards, five of which were ours! Given their unexpectedly high league position there should hopefully be a little more football on show this time.

After a questionable performance from Saturday’s man in the middle, I think there’s a very good chance this week’s referee will be better ….. yes, I know the bar is rather low.

Currently (and subject to change), the referee is Scott Tallis from Coventry.

He works in sales at a logistics and supply chain organisation and, now in his third season, he has refereed 45 matches at this level and shown a decidedly average 129 yellow and 7 red cards.

This season’s 3 games have produced 7 yellows and 1 red.

It will be his fourth Southend match, the previous three all being at Roots Hall. Firstly, he was in charge of our comprehensive beating by Chesterfield back in October. I don’t think too much blame was attributed to him and the match was cardless. More recently he presided over the draw with Maidenhead. One all in goals and one all in yellow cards – ours went to Kacper. Again, not too much wrong with the officiating. Then towards the end of the season he took charge of our win against Boreham Wood. Five yellow cards – Dunne, Cardwell and three of theirs. Yet again, I thought he did fine.

So three games – one win, one draw and one defeat. He has also refereed Wealdstone three times with them getting one win, one draw and one defeat.

Assistants are Jacob Lehane a forensic accountant from Leicester and Harley McKittrick, also from Coventry. Shaun Farrer from Reigate stands by as Fourth Official.
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Worlds Greatest Cook.⭐
Nov 17, 2006
The general standard of refereeing has been dreadful of late.
Hopefully, there will be an improvement today