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Homer Winter is ref at City

last updated Wednesday 24th March 2004, 11:19 AM
Jeff Winter (Stockton-on-Tees)
Jeff WinterJeff Winter has been a regular Premiership referee over the past seven seasons, but arrived in the top flight after a number of years as one of the country's top linesmen. The 47-year-old spent six seasons as a Football League referee's assistant, before graduating to gain full control of matches.

Previously a financial services advisor by trade, Winter is yet to make FIFA's referee list and needs some more high profile matches in order to make the step up. His career highlight so far has been taking charge of a women's FA Cup final.

Winter is hopeful of developing his reputation as a dependable official this season and is always a popular figure amongst the home players.

Referee Stats - 2003/2004

Ref Winter's overall figures are the best in the Premiership in terms of non interference and letting the game flow. He has inflicted the least numbers of whistles and yellow cards per game. In fact 38% less interuptions than the average ref.

There must be something wrong somewhere.

  Mr. Winter's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Total Match Avg
Games 16 13
Fouls 366 22.88 342 25.97
Yellows 30 1.88 40 3.03
Reds 0 0.00 2 0.16
Penalties 0 0.00 2 0.14
Fouls per Yellow - 12.20 - 8.58
Homer? (2003-2004)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Fouls Yellow Red Fouls Yellow Red
16 175 7 0 191 23 0 366 30 0
  48% 23% 0% 52% 77% 0% - - -
Premiership Average
13 48% 44% 37% 52% 56% 63% 342 40 2

Yes there is somethiing wrong Ref Winter is the biggest homer in the PremiershipHe has dished out 30 yellows of which 23 went to visiting players. In 75% of his games the home team got zero yellows even though they committed 47% of the fouls.How does he do it?

2003/2004
30-08-2003 Premier Tottenham 0-3 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Inamoto, Volz (Fulham)
Ref Winter gave 15 fouls and 0 yellows against Tottenham and 13 fouls and 2 yellows against Fulham. Seems fair.

2002/2003
03-11-2002 Premier Fulham 0-1 Arsenal 3y 0r
Bookings: Djetou (Fulham) Cygan, Edu (Arsenal)
The game Ref Winter played for Arsenal ignoring Sol Cambell twice bringing Luis Boa Morte down. Once doing an impression of a steamroller on Boa Morte while Ref Winter went missing. Winter is the worse homer in the Premiership but on this occasion he thought there was nothing wrong with visiting Campbell's rugby tackle.

06-10-2002 Premier Fulham 1-0 Charlton 3y 0r
Bookings: Brevett (Fulham) Euell, Rufus (Charlton)
Ref Winter ignored claims for a free kick after Marlet was brought down and a claim when van der Sar was elbowed

2001/2002
30-03-2002 Premier Southampton 1-1 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Delap (Southampton) Brevett (Fulham)

26-01-2002 FA Cup York 0-2 Fulham 3y 0r

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