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Match Day Officials v Fulham (16/5/17)

Match Day Officials v Fulham (16/5/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the Championship Play Off Semi Final between Reading and Fulham.

Reading host Fulham in the Semi Final second leg decider over who gets one step closer to Wembley and the Premier League this season.

The game takes place on Tuesday May 16 at the Madejski Stadium and the match carries a 7.45pm kick off.

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Linesmen: Stuart Burt and Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney

Match Day referee Atkinson has officiated 40 games in 2016/17, returning 139 yellow cards and three red cards.

His highest card count this season was eight yellows in the game between Crystal Palace and Hull City. He showed seven yellows in the game between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion and seven yellows have appeared on four occasions.

He took in 46 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a whopping total of 169 yellow cards but only one red card.

He was most card happy in the game on February 14 between Arsenal and Leicester where he showed eight yellow cards and one red card. He showed eight yellows in April in the game between Sparta Prague and Villarreal. Prior to that Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen back on September 29 saw seven yellows He's also hit six yellows in five games as well.

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

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday May 16 2017
Time: 10:00AM

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