UK time is: 12:20:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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







Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 16 2011

Time: 7:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A young one but he isnt too bad...now I've said it!!!!
worbo
Report Abuse
15/02/2011 23:28:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 229
2. Whittleblue 172
3. Lardtaster 142
4. Moonay 122
5. russialatic 119
6. Martinez1986 103
7. hindleymonwafc 94
8. Oscarbon 92
9. scotdave 82
10. Danny_de_Zeeuw16 82

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33
24. Blackpool 39 4 11 24 -48 23

Breaking League News

Video: England U21s1 3-2 Germany U21s
Norwich : 31/03/2015 12:00:01
Ipswich Turned Down Hoolahan
Norwich : 31/03/2015 11:00:01
How English Are The Latics?
Wigan : 31/03/2015 10:50:00
RUFC - Bigger Squad Or Smaller Squad?
Rotherham : 31/03/2015 10:06:00
International round up - Part 2
Reading : 31/03/2015 10:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If relegated how long will it be before the Latics gain promotion back to the Championship?
Suggested By:  Lardtaster
Straight Back 80%
Two Seasons 4%
Three Seasons 0%
More The Three 0%
We Won't Be COming Back! 16%