Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Officials - Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday (9/12/17)

Officials - Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday (9/12/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday.

Norwich City host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday December 9 for the game at Carrow Road and the match carries a 5.30pm kick off.

Referee: James Linington
Assistant Refs: John Flynn and Billy Smallwood
Fourth Official: Graham Horwood

Match Day referee Linington has officiated 21 games in 2017/18, showing 70 yellow cards and five red cards.

He took in 35 games in 2016/17 with a return of 146 yellow cards and four red cards.

That year he showed eight yellow cards on three occasions.

He took in 26 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 74 yellow cards and four red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough on October 24 with seven yellow cards shown.

Linington is required to make the short trip over from his home on the Isle of Wight when appointed to EFL fixtures. He is a very experienced official having refereed in the EFL for 10 seasons. In 2010, he was named fourth official for the FA Trophy Final at Wembley, and returned to the same stadium two weeks later to referee the League Two Play-Off Final between Dagenham and Redbridge and Rotherham United.

Source - EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday December 7 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Norwich City Articles

Newcastle Midfielder On Trial At Norwich

According to reports in the North East

Super Mario Coming Good At Norwich?

An excellent display from the talented midfielder as the Tuckster freezes

Stats: Norwich City v Reading

All the stats from Norwich City (3) vs (2) Reading , Carrow Road, 17/3/18 3pm Att: 25,098

Norwich v Reading

All the news ahead of Saturday`s big game at Carrow Road

Norwich City Archived Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

What would you do with Nelson Oliveira?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Keep him at all costs25%
I`d sell him in the summer75%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

3.Steve from Oz181
4.yellow belly139
8.Bolshie Budgie8
9.Canary Kevin8
10.northern yellow7
Write for Vital Football