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Officials - Birmingham v Bristol City (12/8/17)

Officials - Birmingham v Bristol City (12/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Birmingham City and Bristol City this Saturday.

Birmingham City host Bristol City on Saturday August 12 for the game at St Andrew's Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Darren Bond
Assistant Refs: Jonathan Hunt and Mark Jones
Fourth Official: Mark Heywood

Match Day referee Bond has officiated two games in 2017/18, with a return of eight yellow cards already.

He took in 40 games in 2016/17 with a return of 117 yellow cards and six red cards.

His highest card count that year was seven yellows in the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham. He also showed seven in the game between Huddersfield Town and Aston Villa.

He took in 36 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 106 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bristol City and MK Dons on October 3 with a total of eight yellows being shown.

Bond comes from a footballing family. After taking up the whistle at 15, he has progressed to the Select Group 2 referees list armed with 20 years of refereeing experience, which included a year as an assistant referee in the Premier League.

Source - EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday August 10 2017
Time: 9:00AM


Interesting to say he comes from a footballing family,I hope he's related to our assistant manager :-) In all seriousness let's just hope he's on top of his game and does not wave around unnecessary cards.Looking forward to this game and hopefully putting both the Bristol City manager in his place and their players who made no secret of wanting to relegate us last season.They have got off to a good start,finished the season strong and certainly won't be easy to beat. KRO
Le Hane
10/08/2017 12:52:00
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