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Meet The Ref - Bournemouth v Latics - Jon Moss

Meet The Ref - Bournemouth v Latics - Jon Moss



The FA cup 3rd round replay between Bournemouth and the Latics will be refereed by West Yorkshire official Jon Moss

The Bradford born whistle blower has already taken charge of two Latics games this season, both in the Premier League, our 2-1 win over West Ham at the DW Stadium and the 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal

Most of Jon Moss' 22 years of whistle blowing experience have come in the local leagues in and around West Yorkshire and his home town of Leeds. He was still refereeing in the West Yorkshire and Leeds combination Sunday League up until 2002.

42 year old Moss is a head teacher at a West Yorkshire primary school, so he will be used to dealing with little brats.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds Moss was asked 'to describe your worst experience as a referee', to which he replied:

'As referees we are quite self-critical and analyse each and every game decision. There is nothing worse than giving an incorrect decision whether it is getting a throw in wrong or a big decision such as a penalty or sending off.'

'When I was refereeing in the Conference, I once awarded a correct penalty to Leigh RMI against Scarborough.

'As I blew my whistle to award the penalty kick the ball fell to another forward who scored. Had I delayed my whistle for a second I could have played the advantage leading to a goal?

'The Leigh striker took the penalty, which the goalkeeper saved. He jumped up and kicked the ball straight down the pitch to the Scarborough forward who ran through and scored.'


Whoops, let's hope we have none of that tomorrow night!!!

Jon Moss Card Watch 2012/13

Games 17
Yellows 39
Reds 1

Bournemouth v Wigan Athletic
Referee Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees Ronald Ganfield & Jake Hillier
Fourth Official Oliver Langford



The latest edition of the PWU Wigan Athletic podcast is now available for download.

This week we are back in the warmth of the studio following our 'on location' edition last time out

Barry, Dan, Greg, Rob, Paul and Gareth discuss the cup tie against Bournemouth (00:00)and give one player in particular a bit of stick, the replay is also looked forward to with a bit trepidation(16:10)

We have a tie against Macclesfield awaiting us if we can get through the replay next week, the prospect of this fills the crew with glee (13:30)


If you would like to get involved in the podcast or have any topics that you'd like to be discussed please get in touch at wigan@vitalfootball.co.uk marking your email PWU Podcast

The podcast can be downloaded from itunes or via our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com or by simply hitting the play button on the embedded player below



Thank you very much for listening, your support is very much appreciated

The PWU crew with the FA Cup






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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday January 14 2013
Time: 12:05PM

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