UK time is: 22:49:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Russell Refs Palace Clash - Again!

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


Mick Russell is once more the man in the middle as QPR face Crystal Palace in the rearranged fixture at Loftus Road.

The official from Hertfordshire called off the original fixture between the two clubs after a persistent torrential downpour in W12 on September 15.

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.

He will be assisted by Mike George from Norfolk and Rob Whitton from Essex with the fourth official part of the ghost goal team that infuriated Neil Warnock at Ashton Gate, Steve Rubery (Essex).




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!



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

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 2 2009

Time: 12:44PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Chelsea v QPR - Match Preview (Friday October 31 2014)

One to Watch - Diego Costa (Friday October 31 2014)

Charlie At The Double (Monday October 27 2014)

QPR v Aston Villa - Match Preview (Monday October 27 2014)

One to Watch - Brad Guzan (Sunday October 26 2014)

Late Heartbreak For QPR (Sunday October 19 2014)

QPR v Liverpool - Match Preview (Saturday October 18 2014)

Duo Loaned Out (Friday October 10 2014)

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 37
2. Superhoop50 20
3. DMD_QPR 16
4. jezza99 14
5. rodneeranger 14
6. The Uncredibale Hulk 14
7. silvertrowel 12
8. sandydl 11
9. paulrangers 9
10. danielqpr 8

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Aston Villa
Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Southampton 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Newcastle 9 2 4 3 -5 10
15. Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 -10 10
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9
17. Leicester City 9 2 3 4 -4 9
18. Sunderland 9 1 5 3 -9 8
19. Q.P.R. 9 2 1 6 -10 7
20. Burnley 9 0 4 5 -11 4

Breaking League News

Rooney's Fit!
Man Utd : 31/10/2014 20:41:00
Moyes In Demand!
Man Utd : 31/10/2014 20:39:00
Falcao Deal Agreed
Man Utd : 31/10/2014 20:38:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 14-15 - Newcastle (Away)
Liverpool : 31/10/2014 20:34:00
Chelsea v QPR - Match Preview
Q.P.R. : 31/10/2014 17:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 64%