English Premier League Referees: Matchweek 6
Let’s talk about something besides Mark Clattenburg and Manchester United, shall we?
There are two big derbies this week: Liverpool v. Everton and Arsenal v. Spurs. (Though, let’s face it, the way my poor Spurs are playing right now, the North London derby may not be much of a contest…)
Two of England’s top three FIFA-rated referees will be in action in the derbies:
- Martin Atkinson: Liverpool v. Everton
- Michael Oliver: Arsenal v. Spurs
I’m actually pleased to pull Oliver, even though the last time we saw him in a big game was kind of miserable (see above). I like the way he manages matches. The fact that he brings along hottie AR John Brooks and hottie fourth official Craig Pawson is a nice perk, as well.
Poor old Clatts gets a low-profile one this week, Southampton v. QPR. Hopefully it’ll be a quiet weekend for him.
New kid on the block Keith Stroud gets Crystal Palace and the rampaging Leicester.