Right Said Fred

31 January 2013 12:06
Referee Announced

The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's League One game at Sheffield United on Friday is Fred Graham from Stanford Le Hope in Essex.

When his playing career ended due to injury in 1988, Fred registered as a referee with the Middlesex County FA and covered games on the parks of Barnet. He was subsequently promoted to Level 5 status in 1994 after moving to Essex and has covered a number of County finals since, including Sunday Intermediate and Senior showpieces.

He was an assistant in City's 5-2 win at Gillingham in 2004 and refereed his first Football League game at Notts County on the first day of the 2004/05 season.

This season, he has had 22 games and shown 73 yellow cards and one red. On Tuesday night, he postponed the Crawley versus Preston game an hour before kick off.

The last City match he was in charge of was the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest in October 2011, He was fourth official for City's 3-0 defeat to Ipswich in September 2011 and previous City games he has refereed are the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on April 7th 2009 and the 1-1 draw at Southampton on October 28th 2008.

His assistants are; Ross Joyce and Matthew Dicicco. The Fourth Official is Ian Dudley

Source: Coventry MAD