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Meet The Ref - Latics v Bolton - Michael Oliver


The Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 4th round replay at the DW Stadium tonight (Wednesday) will be refereed by 25 year old Michael Oliver.

The Northumberland born official took charge of his first Premier League game in August this year when he refereed the Birmingham v Blackburn early season fixture. This will be only his third ever Latics game having been in the middle for last seasons defeat in the Carling Cup at Blackpool and the 0-0 draw with Everton back in December.

According to a recent interview on refworld.com , Oliver considers the skills needed to be a top class referee are man management and awareness, all sounds very `The Apprentice` to me, let`s hope he is aware and manages to have a good game tonight.

Below is an excerpt from that interview:


How did you get introduced to refereeing?

From watching my dad referee locally when I was younger (i.e. 14)


What skills do you think you need to become a referee?

The two main ones I believe are: Man-Management, Awareness


Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?

My Dad, Clive. Perfect coach to have having refereed at the same level. Willing to listen and lend a hand, but not afraid to tell it like it is.


In your opinion who is/was the best referee?

Pierluigi Collina - He had a presence.


Michael Oliver Card Watch 2010/11

Games - 21, Yellows 63, Reds 6







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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 16 2011

Time: 7:00AM

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A young one but he isnt too bad...now I've said it!!!!
worbo
 

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