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Referee Geoff Eltringham back for Reading game

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Fulham vrs Reading

Championship Match Day 26 1920 at Craven Cottage

Wednesday 1st January 2020    KO: 15:00pm

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (County Durham)

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (County Durham)

Referee Geoff Eltringham (Co Durham)
Geoff Eltringham

Referee Geoff Eltringham, 36, a talented footballer in his youth and, after leaving school, decided he still wanted to be involved in the game and thought refereeing was the best way to do that.

He came through the Russell Foster Tyne and Wear Youth League, Northern and UniBond leagues and then, the Blue Square North and Blue Square Premier, being promoted to the National List of Referees in 2009. In 2016 he was appointed to the new elite Select Group of full-time referees to officiate at Championship matches.

The last time Ref Eltringham bossed a Fulham game was in the 1-1 away draw at Sheffield Wednesday in September 2019. He booked three players including Bettinelli for time wasting.

In January 2018 Ref Eltringham bossed the away 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Mr Eltringham booked seven players, three from Fulham, Johansen (13,f), Fredericks (57,f), Odoi (60,f) and more importantly he gave Fulham a penalty in the 95th minute which Oliver Norwood converted.

Prior to the Boro game Ref Eltringham bossed our home draw against Bolton Wanderers, in October 2018, when he yellow carded five players, four from Bolton and Kevin McDonald for dissent in the 84th minute. McDonald then went on to provide the cross for Cairney's last minute goal.

Mr Eltringham last reffed Reading in March 2019 in their 1-2 away win at Ipswich when he yellow carded seven players, four from Reading.

Last season Mr Eltringham reffed 37 games and dished out 125 yellows, so an average of 3.4 yellows per game, and an average 5 red cards.

His busiest game in recent times was the game between West Brom and Middlesbrough on the 29th December 2019 when he booked four West Brom players and three from Middlesbrough.

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