Below is the final table of Referee appointments together with the number of red and yellow cards issued in the season. Total of 45 Red Cards is a very low number.

Longest serving referee Lee Mason was appointed to only 16 games and I wonder if this is a signal that this is his last season in the Select Group One. I also wonder why the SG2 referees that I have highlighted should have received more than one appointment. I would like to see Attwell, Scott and Bankes continue to make positive progress. 

REFEREE NUMBER OF GAMES RED CARDS YELLOW CARDS
Martin Atkinson 32 5 94
Michael Oliver 32 0 105
Anthony Taylor 32 5 122
Mike Dean 27 4 112
Chris Kavanagh 26 1 86
Kevin Friend 25 5 73
Jonathan Moss 25 2 93
Paul Tierney 25 3 76
Andre Marriner 24 2 58
Craig Pawson 23 2 86
Stuart Attwell 21 4 88
Graham Scott 19 5 55
David Coote 16 2 49
Lee Mason 16 1 60
Peter Bankes 11 1 41
Simon Hooper 11 2 34
Andy Madley 11 1 39
Darren England -SG2 1 0 3
Robert Jones – SG2 1 0 4
Oliver Langford- SG2 1 0 1
Tim Robinson-SG2 1 0 2
TOTALS 380 45 1281
AVGE YELLOW 3.37

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This article was written by Keith Hackett, former FA Cup Final referee and head of the PGMOL.

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