Meet The Ref - Cardfiff v Latics - Martin Atkinson
Latics travel to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday to face Premier League club Cardiff City in the FA Cup 5th round. The man in the middle will be Bradford based official Martin Atkinson.
This will be Atkinson's first Latics game since our 2-2 home draw with Spurs last April, he has been in charge of one Cardiff game this season, their 2-0 away defeat to Aston Villa.
The 42 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, known to many as one to favour the big clubs, Atkinson can be a fussy ref and very whistle happy
Martin Atkinson Card Watch 2013/14
Games - 24
Yellows - 73
Reds - 3
Cardiff City FC v Wigan Athletic FC
Referee - Martin Atkinson
Assistant Referees - Steve Child & Simon Long
Fourth Official - Keith Stroud
This week the PWU podcast team have released two episodes.
There is a Podcast Special featuring Latics manager Uwe Rösler who met with representatives from the Podcast, Cockney Latic, Jesus Was A Wiganer, Vital Latics and the Mudhutter Fanzine, this episode was recorded on Wednesday 12th February at the DW Stadium.
There is also the normal studio episode looking back on the Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday games and looking forward to the FA cup 5th round tie away at Cardiff City on Saturday, this episode contains an exclusive interview with club captain Emmerson Boyce that was recorded at the clubs training ground at Christopher Park.
Both episodes can be accessed via the embedded player below or by visiting our hosting site www.buzzsprout.com where they can be downloaded from to listen at your leisure.