The news is in regarding the officials for this Saturday’s crunch game at Carrow Road.
I say “crunch game” because it is for Cardiff, who are in a titanic struggle with Fulham for second place in the Championship.
Cardiff managed to blow a glorious chance to beat leaders Wolves, last time out when they lost 0-1 and missed two penalties in time added on. John Ruddy saved one (well I never) and the second one hit the post.
Meanwhile, Norwich City comfortably turned over Aston Villa, who up to that point harboured automatic promotion hopes of their own.
There’s no doubt that this weekend’s trip to Carrow Road is a big banana skin for the Bluebirds and Neil Warnock will know it, too.
So, who are the officials?
Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees: Matthew McGrath and Mark Jones
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward
Mr Robinson has officiated over 43 games so far in the Championship, flashing 139 yellow cards and showing 11 red cards in that time.
He’s averaging around 3 yellow cards a game and a red card around 1 in every four games. That’s just averages though and he hasn’t shown a red card since 24th February when he showed 2 of them in the 3-3 draw between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
He also officiated at the 4-3 defeat to Hull City and gave the infamous “penalty for nothing” to Hull that got them back into the game, early in the second half. I’ve watched it myself, countless times and have yet to see an infringement.
Fingers crossed he has a better game than he did that day.