Queens Park Rangers - Next Ref: Clive Oliver
UK time is: 18:57:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 17 2008

Time: 3:23PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Inexperienced ref; not sure whether I like that or not...
Boxer
Report Abuse
17/03/2008 15:25:00

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
Report Abuse
17/03/2008 18:55:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Late Win Delights Ramsey (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Huddersfield Town v QPR (Saturday August 29 2015)

Chery on Top (Saturday August 29 2015)

Team News - Huddersfield Town v QPR (Saturday August 29 2015)

QPR Confirm Tozser Capture (Friday August 28 2015)

Huddersfield v QPR - Match Preview (Friday August 28 2015)

One to Watch - Nahki Wells (Friday August 28 2015)

Who R Ya - Huddersfield Town (Friday August 28 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 68
2. Boxer 42
3. The Uncredibale Hulk 40
4. Superhoop50 31
5. Clonmany_Hoop 22
6. Ashdown_Ranger 19
7. ImSitiv 15
8. dustman 14
9. rodneeranger 14
10. jezza99 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Huddersfield 0 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 4 - 2 Rotherham
Wolves 2 - 3 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Cardiff
Charlton 2 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Brighton 5 4 1 0 4 13
2. Hull City 5 3 1 1 4 10
3. Ipswich 5 3 1 1 3 10
4. Q.P.R. 5 3 1 1 2 10
5. Cardiff 5 2 3 0 3 9
6. Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 4 8
7. Birmingham 4 2 2 0 3 8

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Freedman - We're Braced For Bids
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:11:00
Freedman amp; Vaughan On Cardiff Loss
Forest : 30/08/2015 18:00:00
Victory Pleased Bruce
Hull City : 30/08/2015 17:45:01
Powell Unhappy After Late QPR Defeat
Huddersfield : 30/08/2015 17:38:01
Huddersfield : 30/08/2015 17:29:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  
Green 1%
Perch 0%
Onuoha 0%
Hall 0%
Konchesky 0%
Faurlin 25%
Doughty 0%
Phillips 0%
Luongo 50%
Chery 12%
Austin 12%