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Hopefully Right Said Fred
Published : 17 Oct 2013 00:19:49Rss feed
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's League One game at Wolves 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 8 games and shown 28 yellow cards but no reds.
His last City game was the 1-0 home win over Hartlepool United at the Ricoh Arena on March 16 2013. He was scheduled to take charge of City's 2-1 win at Sheffield United but was replaced by Carl Sarginson.
Other matches he has been in charge of are 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: Alan Clayton and Robert Merchant. The Fourth Official is Neil Radford
Source: Coventry MAD
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