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Mr Bates In Charge
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's League One game at Scunthorpe United is Anthony Bates from Staffordshire.
Mr Bates works in the pottery industry and is one of the longest serving referees on the list having been qualified since 1983. He made it to the National List Of Assistant Referee in 1993 and onto the FIFA Assistant Referee list in 1996 where he was on the line for Euro 1996 matches. When the next season started he was promoted to the National List of Referees.
Mr Bates last City game was the defeat at Birmingham City on August 13th 2011. Previous matches that he has been in charge of including the 3-0 win over Barnsley in October 2010 and the home draw against Scunthorpe United on April 22nd 2011.
Before that he was in charge of the following City matches: The 1-0 victory at Birmingham City on November 3rd 2008 and previous matches include the 3-2 home League Cup defeat to Newcastle in August 2008, the 2-0 defeat at Burnley where he failed to spot a deliberate handball by Kyle Lafferty which lead to the opening goal in February 2008, the 2-1 win at QPR in November 2007, the 2-0 defeat at Reading in January 2006, the 5-2 win at Gillingham on May 1st 2004 and the 2-1 defeat at Ipswich in November 2002.
This season, he had had 19 matches, shown 54 yellow cards and two reds.
His assistants are; Mark Astley and Matthew Dicicco. The Fourth Official is Paul Cook.
Source: Coventry MAD
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