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Referees - Select Group 2 For 2017/18

Referees - Select Group 2 For 2017/18

Earlier this week the EFL in readiness for Friday evening's first games of the new EFL season between Nottingham Forest and Millwall and Sunderland and Derby County announced the referees and assistant referees who made 2017/18's Select Group 2 list.

The list of Select Group 2 Match Officials for the coming 2017/18 season has been announced as follows and although they are the goto Championship selections, they make make appearances in the Premier League or Leagues One and Two in some capacity across the year depending on need:

Referees:

James Adcock
Peter Bankes
Darren Bond
David Coote
Andy Davies
Scott Duncan
Geoff Eltringham
Darren England*
Simon Hooper
Tony Harrington
Oliver Langford
James Linington
Andy Madley
Stephen Martin
Tim Robinson
Jeremy Simpson
Keith Stroud
Andy Woolmer

*Darren England promoted from National Group ahead of 2017/18

Assistant referees:

Chris Akers
David Avent
Darren Blunden
Ian Cooper
Adam Crysell
Neil Davies
Phil Dermott
Mark Dwyer
John Flynn
Matt Foley
Andrew Fox
Mike George
Nick Greenhalgh
Paul Hodskinson
Nick Hopton
Akil Howson
Shaun Hudson
Jonathan Hunt
Rob Hyde
Mark Jones
Dan Leach
Nigel Lugg
Matthew McGrath
James Mainwaring
Adam Matthews
Rob Merchant
Steven Meredith
Tony Peart
Mark Pottage
Dan Robathan
Geoff Russell
Mark Russell
William Smallwood
Lee Venamore*
James Wilson
Tim Wood

*Lee Venamore promoted from National Group ahead of 2017/18

Short individual profiles for each selected referee this year will be included in the individual Match Day Officials that will be carried ahead of each fixture.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday August 2 2017
Time: 8:30AM

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Don't mind who the ref is at a game as long as they are impartial,read the game correctly and are not card happy.We all have seen bad ref's in our time,good ones too.It's time to implement a similar system to what they use now in tennis,have the goal line monitored,every season we see goals disallowed,the ref and his assistants getting it wrong whilst the fans can clearly see the ball has crossed over the line.It wouldn't cost much to bring in such a system,I am fairly sure we would all welcome this.
Le Hane
13/08/2017 13:39:00
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