Meet The Ref - Latics v Stoke - Martin Atkinson
The referee for this Saturday's encounter at the DW Stadium between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City is Bradford based official, Martin Atkinson
The over officious whistle blower took charge of three Latics games last season, home and away against Man City, we lost them both and the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the DW
So far this season Atkinson has had just two games making ten bookings.
The 41 year old has been refereeing since he was 16, he was a Conference referee in 2002, but he had a rapid rise and had progressed all the way to the Premier League by 2005, know to many as a one to favour the big clubs, Atkinson is very whistle happy
Wigan Athletic v Stoke City
Referee: M Atkinson
Assistants: S Burt, R West
Fourth Official: I Williamson
Martin Atkinson Card Watch 2012/13:
Games - 2
Yellows - 10
Reds - 0
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