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Referee Geoff Eltringham back for West Brom game

last updated Saturday 25th July 2020, 4:58 PM

Match Referee News

Fulham away at West Bromwich Albion

Championship Match Day 44 at The Hawthorns

Tuesday 14th July 2020    KO: 17.00

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 on the 1st of January 2020 when we lost 2-1 at home to Reading. Mr Eltringham booked seven players, three from the Reading Squad and Joe Bryan (45,f), Ivan Cavaleiro (62,f), Aleksandar Mitrovic (73,sim) and Anthony Knockaert (90+2,arg).

Before the Reading he refed our 1-1 away draw at Sheffield Wednesday in September 2019. He booked three players including Bettinelli in the 90th minute for time wasting.

In January 2018 Ref Eltringham bossed the away 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Mr Eltringham booked seven players, three from Fulham, Stefan Johansen (13,f), Ryan Fredericks (57,f), Denis 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.

So far this season Mr Eltringham has refed West Brom three time the last of which was in December 2019 in their 2-0 home defeat by Middlesbrough. Four West Brom players were booked and three Middlesbrough players were also booked

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. So far this season he has refed 27 games and issued 92 yellows, an average of 3.4 yellows a game, and 2 red cards

His busiest games in recent times were the games between West Brom and Middlesbrough on the 29th December 2019 when he booked four West Brom players and three from Middlesbrough and the Fulham v Reading game, detailed above, when he booked another seven players.

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