Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Meet The Ref - Huddersfield Town v Latics

Meet The Ref - Huddersfield Town v Latics



Latics travel to Huddersfield on Sunday for a 5th round FA cup tie against the Championship side, the man charged with keeping order on the field of play is the Premier Leagues youngest ref, Michael Oliver

This will be the Northumberland based official's second Latics game this season, he took charge of our defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford back in back in September, he did have five games in charge of the Latics last season though, the 2-2 draw away at Stoke, the goalless home draw against Liverpool, the 2-0 defeat of QPR and the 1-1 draw with West Brom at the DW and the last game of the season when we beat Wolves 3-2 at home, so not too bad a record there

Oliver took charge of his first Premier League game in August 2010 when he refereed the Birmingham v Blackburn early season fixture.

According to a recent interview, Oliver considers the skills needed to be a top class referee are man management and awareness, all sounds very 'The Apprentice' to me, let's hope he is aware and manages to have a good game on Saturday.

Below is an excerpt from that interview:

How did you get introduced to refereeing?

From watching my dad referee locally when I was younger (i.e. 14)

What skills do you think you need to become a referee?

The two main ones I believe are: Man-Management and awareness

Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?

My Dad, Clive. Perfect coach to have having refereed at the same level. Willing to listen and lend a hand, but not afraid to tell it like it is.

In your opinion who is/was the best referee?

Pierluigi Collina - He had a presence.

Michael Oliver Card Watch 2012/13

Games - 26
Yellows - 62
Reds - 1

Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic
Referee Michael Oliver
Assistants John Flynn & Mark Russell
Fourth Official Philip Gibbs

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday February 13 2013
Time: 6:00AM

Comments

0
We might get some decisions being the 'big' club ;)
worbo
12/02/2013 23:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Early Team News - Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic

Reece Burke and Nathan Byrne are worries for Warren Joyce, the pair have not trained fully this week after missing the defeat to Derby last Saturday with injury

What The Bosses Say - Aston Villa v Latics

In the build up to the game both have been speaking to their respective club's media teams let's take a look at what they have been saying:

It's Friday It's Latics Podcast Time

Friday in December, excitedly awaiting the latest instalment of our Championship season with an away trip to Aston Villa, settle those nerves, quell the impatience and just chill

12th Man - Why Did We Sack Gary Caldwell?

The defeat against Derby at the DW Stadium on Saturday left me scratching my head, just why did we sack Gary Caldwell?

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen6%
Luke Garbutt2%
Jake Buxton20%
Craig Morgan3%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald2%
David Perkins45%
Max Power15%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs4%
Yanic Wildschut1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 20 12 6 2 42 19
2 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 20 10 2 8 32 1
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!115
2.Whittleblue74
3.Thorpyness72
4.BrickLatic66
5.Moonay59
6.Ihaventaclue46
7.scotdave37
8.nottinghamlatic36
9.Barry W33
10.hindleymonwafc30
Write for Vital Football