Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Oliver to referee Sheffield derby clash

Oliver to referee Sheffield derby clash

Premier League referee Michael Oliver will be the man in the middle for this Sunday's Steel City derby clash between Wednesday and United at Bramall Lane.

The Football League announced its official appointments today and Oliver, who regularly takes control of top-flight matches, will be the man to control what's set to be a feisty first Sheffield derby match of the season.

Oliver, from Northumberland, who promoted to the Select Group of Referees in 2010 and later that year became the youngest-ever Premier League referee.

But he's caught the headlines for all the wrong reasons so far this season, being the man in charge when Aston Villa were awarded a controversial penalty in their 1-1 draw at QPR earlier this term. Armand Traore was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, a decision which angered R's boss Neil Warnock at the time.

Simon Long and Simon Barrow will assist him, while Neil Swarbrick will be the fourth official.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Monday October 10 2011
Time: 10:30PM

Comments

0
Lets hope he dont spoil a good game and kill the passion UTO
wads wiggle
11/10/2011 00:01:00
0
You'd hope it wouldn't matter, meaning the last person you'd want to see out there is the ref. I just hope both sides don't decide their happy to play the first twenty minutes without a ball.
OurMaurice
11/10/2011 12:33:00
0
Anyone nervous yet
Radon Barrier
11/10/2011 12:34:00
0
Yes Radon Sean Bean, Danny Wilson, Keith Edwards, Fatty Currie oh and M_O
andymac-scoresagoal
11/10/2011 12:45:00
0
They cold put a monkey in the middle, I dont give a toss. Now we seem to have pieced the jig saw together. Just bring the pigs to slaughter and all will be wonderful in Wednesdayland
Kettering OWL 1963
11/10/2011 12:57:00
0
Shouldn't be too hard on M_O. He's helped to polarize support for the manager if nothing else. And those subliminal coaching tips (passing, not relying on set pieces & shooting from distance) seem to be doing the trick an' all! :0D
OurMaurice
11/10/2011 14:17:00
0
Danny Wilson is 20/1 to be new Northern Ireland Manager. Its a poison challice - so should he try to make a team out of poor players that he knows is never gonna have a chance of even competing - let alone winning - or should he take the Nothern Ireland managers Job instead?
Radon Barrier
11/10/2011 14:55:00
0
Brilliant.
OurMaurice
11/10/2011 15:47:00
0
useles trivia time everybody! ! ! ! for the past to summers me and some friends have been competing against michael oliver in a treasure hunt around northumberland.
ozzietheowl
11/10/2011 19:08:00
0
Love it Randon classic
Wads Wiggle
11/10/2011 20:35:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Sheffield Wednesday Know Play Off Dates!

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear!

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Wednesday Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Reasons Why #swfc Must Not Overlook the Match At Wolves

Dead rubber? No, it's still important for the fans, coaches and the players

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton or Boro in the Playoffs?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Brighton84%
Boro16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.OurMaurice1
2.brinsworthowl1
3.swfcjambo1
4.dooleys left leg1