Date: 3rd November 2016 at 12:00am
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this Saturday.

Cardiff City travel to Newcastle United on Saturday November 5 for the game at St James’ Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Tony Harrington
Linesmen: Philip Dermott and Christopher Akers
Fourth Official: Darren England

Match Day referee Harrington has officiated 11 games in 2016/17, with a return of 48 yellow cards and one red card.

This season his highest card count was seven yellows in the game between Barnsley and Derby.

He took charge of 30 matches last season and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 72 yellow cards and three red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Fulham and Blackburn on September 13 with a total of five yellows being shown. He also showed five yellows in the Barnsley v Port Vale game on November 14. On December 5 he showed four yellows and one red in the Bolton v Cardiff game.

Harrington began refereeing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance at the age of 14, having completed a basic refereeing course whilst at school as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award. After four years as an EFL assistant referee and four years as a National League referee, he was appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2012/13 and has now overseen more than 100 EFL matches.

Source – EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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