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Meet The Ref - Villa v Latics - Kevin Friend



Wigan Athletic travel to Villa Park on Saturday off the back of yet another appalling refereeing decision, when will we ever get a fair crack of the whip of these officials. What we need for the Villa game is a friend, you know what, that is exactly what we have got, Kevin Friend

The 41 year old is taking charge of his second Latics game this season, Everton at home (2-2), Liverpool away (3-0), whilst he has done the Villa just once, Man United at home (2-3)

Friend has been refereeing since he was just 13 and made the grade all the way to the top when on 20th September 2009 he took charge of the Premier League game between Wolves and Fulham.

The former Postman said about his appointment to the big league - 'I'm chuffed to bits and really thrilled'

'It is also a big challenge because it will be completely different to what I'm used to.

'There's a lot of pressure in the Premier League and there's a lot of money involved. I've been fourth official at all the big venues, but being out there in the middle will be a totally new experience.

'My promotion means I'm now full-time which allows me to concentrate solely on the football.'


Kevin Friend Card Watch 2012/13

Games 16
Yellows 62
Reds 2

Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic (3pm)

Referee Kevin Friend
Assisstants J Flynn, D England
4th Official H Webb


The PWU Christmas Special podcast is now available, the special edition features all the banter and merriment of a Latics quiz

Quiz master Dan tests the knowledge of the three participating teams - Mexico (Paul & Rob), Lowergrounders (Gareth & Greg) and the Gidlow Gigglers (Barry & Peter) - with some pretty demanding questions

Why not have a listen and see how you would have fared. The Christmas Special can be downloaded from itunes, or via our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com, or listen by clicking play on the embedded player below








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Date:Thursday December 27 2012

Time: 12:56PM

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