Queens Park Rangers - Russell Refs Palace Clash
UK time is: 17:03:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Russell Refs Palace Clash

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Mick Russell is the man in the middle as QPR face Crystal Palace at Loftus Road tomorrow evening.

Russell was promoted to the National Referees List in 2004 and made his first appearance as an official in Scunthorpe United's 3-1 win over Rochdale.

In the subsequent fixture he sent off Shrewsbury Town's Jamie Tolley in their 1-0 defeat away at Cambridge United, with the U's finishing at the basement of the Football League.

In his first full season he refereed 32 games, dishing out 61 yellow cards and Tolley's red in a season that included three Championship fixtures.

In 2005-06 he refereed 34 games with a higher averaging yielding 78 yellow cards and four reds, and nine games in the Championship followed the next season as he slowly made his way up through the ranks.

The referee from Hertfordshire presided 13 times in the Championship in 2007-08, and 39 games overall dishing out 82 yellow cards and six reds - as his card average steadily grew.

He had ten less games in 2008-09 and 57 yellow cards and four reds followed as he steadied his card count - but he received far less Championship fixtures in return with only nine games being presided over by Mr Russell.

So far this season in ten games he has handed out 22 yellows and a red, and incurred the wrath of Southend boss Steve Tilson for sending off Jean-Francois Christophe in their defeat against Swindon Town.

"We didn`t seem to get a decision all afternoon and it was a poor performance from the referee," Tilson said.

"Jeff (Christophe) said he got caught by their player but the referee has opted to send him off for diving and I don`t know how that wasn`t a penalty when Franck got fouled.

"In truth the decisions cost us the game and their second goal shouldn`t have been allowed either."


Mr Russell rather confusingly cites Grant Hegley as the best referee in the game at present - which tells its own story on how he plans to officiate tomorrow's clash.

More interestingly perhaps is the appearance of the fourth official for the game. Steve Rubery was a linesman in the Ashton Gate debacle, and I'm sure will be in for a tough time monitoring Neil Warnock on the touchline.




Have your say on The Forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become a fan on Facebook - Become a fan of Vital QPR




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



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 14 2009

Time: 3:22PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Poll: Fans Call For Defenders (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Deadline Day Draws Closer (Monday August 31 2015)

MotM v Huddersfield Town (Monday August 31 2015)

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)

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. dustman 2

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

Triple Injury Boost For Dyche
Burnley : 01/09/2015 17:00:00
Antonio Completes West Ham Move
Forest : 01/09/2015 16:42:01
Davies - Practice Makes Perfect
Hull City : 01/09/2015 16:36:01
Butterfield Gets Derby Move
Huddersfield : 01/09/2015 16:22:01
Vaughan Deal Hits late Snag
Huddersfield : 01/09/2015 16:19:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where Should QPR Strengthen
Suggested By:  
Goalkeeper 1%
Defender 66%
Midfielder 11%
Striker 22%