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Angry Mr Linington to ref Nottingham Forest game

last updated Monday 13th February 2017, 11:15 AM

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Fulham vrs Nottingham Forest

Championship Match Day 31 1617 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 14th February 2017     KO: 19:45

Referee: James Linington (Newport)

Referee: James Linington (Newport)

Referee James Linington
James Linington

Referee James Linington can claim that every match in the EFL is an overseas appointment, requiring the short hop over from his home on the Isle of Wight.

He is a very experienced referee having refereed in the EFL for 9 seasons and this season he has joined the new elite group of full-time referees to officiate Sky Bet Championship matches, titled as Select Group 2

Mr Linington last reffed Fulham in the 2-2 home draw with Norwich in October 2016. He booked Aluko and Malone for fouls. Parker for disent and Johansen for "arguing" with a Norwich player. Malone gave away TWO penelties.

Our most recent meeting with Mr Linington, before the Norwich game, was another 2-2 draw in October 2015 away at Charlton. He handed out a yellow card to Christensen.

Linington last reffed Nottingham Forest in a 1-0 home defeat by Barnsley in January 2017.

Last season he refed 26 games and dished out 74 yellows and 4 reds, so 2.8 yellows per game. He was below the League average of 3.1 yellows per game and was also below average for red cards.

So far this season he has refed 22 games and dished out 100 yellows, an above average 4.5 yellows per game, and 3 reds.

In his last two games, this season, he waved his red card twice, once against Brighton who went on to lose their game 3-1, against Huddersfield, and the other time against Leeds who went on to lose 2-0, against Cardiff.

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