Date: 20th April 2018 at 8:48pm
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After last week’s refereeing debacle with Tim Robinson at Carrow Road in the 0-2 defeat to Cardiff, Norwich return to league action this weekend and I think we’re all hoping for a (much) better referee.

This week’s man in the middle and his assistants are:

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Assistants: Billy Smallwood and Philip Dermott

Fourth Official: Ross Joyce.

Mr Eltringham has overseen 33 Championship and Cup games this season and shown 119 yellow cards and 3 red cards.

Interestingly, his highest showing of the season, which was 9 yellow cards and 1 red was in Preston’s 2-1 win over Bristol City last month.

Geoff has only officiated once over a Norwich game this season, which was the 3-2 EFL Cup win over Swindon at Carrow Road last August, a game that saw him show 6 yellow cards.

Last week, Tim Robinson put on what was certainly the worst refereeing performance I have witnessed at a Norwich game this season. His previous officiating involving the Canaries saw him award theĀ phantom penalty at Hull and he did little better last week.

In case you’re wondering, Birmingham v Sheffield United have the dubious pleasure of his company this weekend.


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