Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Russell Refs Palace Clash

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



*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.

Writer:Boxer
Date:Monday September 14 2009
Time: 3:22PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Four-some Rangers Leave Birmingham Blue

QUEENS Park Rangers ran riot at St Andrews to keep their head above water in the scrap for safety in the Championship.

The score-line hardly flattered the visitors either, with QPR managing the

Team News - Birmingham City v QPR

Three changes for Holloway

One to Watch - Lukas Jutkiewicz

Ryan Forrester takes a look at Blues forward - Lukas Jutkiewicz

Who R Ya - Birmingham City

We take a look at today's opponents - Birmingham City

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from

Site Journalists

Boxer
Editor email
Profile
sandydl
no email
Profile
Superhoop50
no email
Profile
danielqpr
no email
Profile
JackSupple
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Birmingham
Suggested By:
Smithies25%
Furlong0%
Onuoha0%
Lynch0%
Hall0%
Bidwell0%
Wszolek0%
Freeman25%
Manning25%
Washington0%
Smith25%
Sylla0%
Ngbakoto0%
LuaLua0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
2 Newcastle 31 21 3 7 66 35
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 31 8 12 11 36 -6
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 21 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Uncredibale Hulk33
2.QPR4Me14
3.Boxer2
Write for Vital Football