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Meet The Ref - Latics v QPR - Michael Oliver

Meet The Ref - Latics v QPR - Michael Oliver




The Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers Premier League clash at the DW Stadium on Saturday will be refereed by 26 year old Ashington based official, Michael Oliver.

The Northumberland born whistle blower took charge of his first Premier League game in August last year when he refereed the Birmingham v Blackburn early season fixture.

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 on Saturday.

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 2011/12

Games - 2, yellows - 5, reds - 0



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday August 23 2011
Time: 6:00AM

Comments

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He's a bit young!
worbo
22/08/2011 23:56:00
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He's a bit young!
worbo
22/08/2011 23:56:00
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Previously did Birmingham v Blackburn. Looks like the young, inexperienced referee the Prem daren't risk on a 'big' game so put on Wigan v QPR to me. Good luck to the lad
MagicMartinez
23/08/2011 08:39:00
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Previously did Birmingham v Blackburn. Looks like the young, inexperienced referee the Prem daren't risk on a 'big' game so put on Wigan v QPR to me. Good luck to the lad
MagicMartinez
23/08/2011 08:39:00
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Who?
lathamwafc
23/08/2011 11:01:00
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Who?
lathamwafc
23/08/2011 11:01:00
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Being such a young ref of 26 years lett`s hope he doesn`t panic when the heat is on or he could cost us the game.
laticspride
26/08/2011 11:30:00
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Being such a young ref of 26 years lett`s hope he doesn`t panic when the heat is on or he could cost us the game.
laticspride
26/08/2011 11:30:00
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