Date:Monday November 26 2012
The Wigan Athletic v Manchester City Premier League clash at the DW Stadium on Wednesday will be refereed by Bolton based official Mark Halsey, it will be the first time since the 2010/11 season that the 51 year old has taken charge of a game involving the Latics.
That season he had three, the opening game of the season against Blackpool at home (0-3), Newcastle away (2-2) and West Ham away (3-1), that was the game where Mauro Boselli missed a penalty.
It is well documented that Halsey suffered from cancer in 2009 and missed the most of the season whilst he underwent treatment, it is great news that he appears to have made a full recovery and his journey can hopefully provide some hope and inspiration to others.
The popular referee is an ex goalkeeper having played for Barnet and Cambridge City, he has been refereeing since retiring from football when he was 31 and he was appointed to the Select Group of ref's in 2001.
Definitely his own man as this snippet from an interview proves:
Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?
Nobody has influenced my career I have just been myself and not copied anybody.
In your opinion who is/was the best referee?
In my opinion I don't watch and rate other referees I just love football. It's all about the game of football not referees.
Fantastic responses and if only all ref's had the same ethos
Mark Halsey Card Watch 2012/13,br>
Wigan Athletic v Manchester City
Referee: Mark Halsey
Assistants: L Betts, M McDonough
Fourth official: M Dean.
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Date:Monday November 26 2012
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