Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Meet The Ref - Latics v Chelsea - Martin Atkinson

Meet The Ref - Latics v Chelsea - Martin Atkinson



Wigan Athletic v Chelsea on Saturday will be refereed by quite possibly the most biased top flight referee that there has ever been, the backside licking, free kick giving to the big boys, yep the incompetent Martin Atkinson, well that's three points to Chelsea then!

Atkinson is consistently bad and leans heavily to the supposedly 'big club' in all the games he officiates in, how this inept whistle blower has maintained his standing as a Premier League referee is totally bewildering, can you guess that I'm not that impressed with him?

To emphasise the point, last season Atkinson was in charge when the Latics travelled to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, the easily swayed bottler sent off two Latics players in a game that consisted of just 8 fouls being committed by both teams and no United players booked, even though Vidic scythed down Rodallega and N'Zogbia in the box and kicked Rodallega in the head! Still we shouldn't complain

The 40 year old whistle blower has been in fine form this season, he's been flashing the cards willy-nilly, the nineteen games he's been in charge of he's issued reds in eight!

In a recent interview Atkinson says the Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal game a couple of years back is the best he`s been involved in, hmm:

How did you get introduced into refereeing?

Started refereeing at the age of 16 due to the local team not having a referee to officiate games. I therefore took the FA Referees instruction course in order to make myself available. I was encouraged by a local referee who assisted me at the start of my career.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

There have been numerous highlights in my career to date including promotion onto the National List of Referees, promotion onto the Select Group of Referees. The highlights of my career so far are the appointment to the FIFA international list, refereeing the 2006 FA Community Shield at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff and last seasons FA cup final at Wembley.

What is the best game you have officiated and why?

Best game involved in was the Liverpool v Arsenal re-arranged Carling Cup tie a couple of years back. I had to postpone the first game due to fog, then the re-arranged game produced nine goals in a 3-6 win for Arsenal. This was an end-to-end game of cup football and a pleasure to be involved in as a referee.

Martin Atkinson Card Watch 2011/12

Games - 19, yellows - 78, reds - 8

Wigan Athletic v Chelsea (5.30pm)
Referee: M Atkinson
Assistants: D Bryan, P Kirkup
Fourth Official: K Friend
Match Delegate: S Howey
PGMO: M Pike



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









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



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday December 13 2011
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
Absolute shocker of a ref
worbo
12/12/2011 22:26:00
0
Holy Shi*te
wigginer
12/12/2011 22:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/8/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Liam Sephton
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Oldham v Wigan
Suggested By: Darren Sheridan
Oldham win25%
Draw4%
Wigan win71%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Whittleblue310
2.truelatic4eva207
3.Kenny Morris195
4.Oscarbon171
5.henski167
6.Get a Grip!137
7.Moonay131
8.MoMoWafc92
9.Martinez198690
10.Ihaventaclue74
Vital Football Comment