Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Next Ref: Clive Oliver

Next Ref: Clive Oliver

Clive Oliver from Northumberland has been announced as the man to take charge of QPR`s away trip to Wolves on Saturday.

Mr. Oliver has established himself as a League One/Championship standard referee following his introduction to league football in 2003. His first game as a Championship official was in 2003, when he presided over Preston North End`s 1-0 win over Gillingham. It`s certainly a family affair in the Oliver household as his son Michael also became a League accredited Referee last season.

Since then Mr. Oliver has had to work hard to get Championship games, with the majority of his games being officiated in Leagues 1 and 2. He finally met the R`s in April 2005 as an injury ravaged Rangers side travelled to Turf Moor to face Burnley. An Ade Akinbiyi brace did for Rangers relatively young side that day which included debuts for Pat Kanyuka, Scott Mullholland, Lewis Hamilton and Luke Townsend. Memories of Shabazz Baidoo being kicked off the pitch by the Burnley defenders meant he didn`t last long, as the referee didn`t give enough protection to Rangers young players.

Mr. Oliver finally started to get more Championship games in the 2006/07 season, refereeing 7, second-tier matches in total.

The only other time in which Mr. Oliver has officiated the R`s was up at Blackpool earlier on this season. The precarious conditions made for a difficult day all round with the official, with the official getting nothing decisive wrong, which is more than can be said for the Rangers player who succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in the last minute. Ben Burgess was the man to sink Rangers on that occasion.

This season Oliver has taken charge of 28 games, handing out 72 yellows and a solitary red card. That red was for Norwich midfielder Darel Russell for his ill-advised lunge on Leicester defender Richard Stearman, a challenge that gave the official no choice whatsoever.

Here`s to hoping he is a vast improvement on Mr. Thorpe`s abject display on Saturday.

For all the latest news keep it Vital Football QPR

Share article via email
Writer:Boxer
Date:Monday March 17 2008
Time: 3:23PM

Comments

0
Inexperienced ref; not sure whether I like that or not...
Boxer
17/03/2008 15:25:00
0
he migth be good though we never know until the day how these guys will turn out so lets not judge yet of course if he costs us we'll let him have it though
ozanne park rangers
17/03/2008 18:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Vital

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

The Bowlescast Part 2 - QPR Podcast

In the second part of the special Stan Bowles podcast, The Loftcast team in a collaboration with popular QPR fans podcast 'Open All R's', look ahead to the Stan Bowles..

Would QPR FC Take Any Notice If Fans Mentioned...?

The summer transfer window is well underway (really??). The club has as of today's date brought in two players and shipped out three.

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

Feng Shui Appears At QPR

The article headline is correct and is no April Fool - Feng Shui has arrived at Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

Vital QPR Social Media

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park RangersNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Hoops
Editor email
Profile
Boxer
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How optimistic are you feeling about next season?
Suggested By: Hoops
Win the Championship4%
Finish in a play-off position16%
Reach a cup competition final0%
We'll win nothing80%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk30
2.Hoops18
3.dustman7
4.Badbackjohn4
5.southernhoop1
6.sandydl1
7.qprharrod1
8.QPR4Me1
9.jezza991
10.jdqpr18821
The Vital Football Members League