Vital Football

Latest Bradford City News

Officials - Bradford v Rotherham (16/9/17)

Officials - Bradford v Rotherham (16/9/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Bradford City and Rotherham United this Saturday.

Bradford City host Rotherham United on Saturday September 16 for the game at Valley Parade and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Assistant Refs: Nick Hopton and Tony Peart
Fourth Official: Peter Wright

Match Day referee Simpson has officiated seven games in 2017/18, showing 23 yellow cards.

He took in 40 games in 2016/17 with a return of 166 yellow cards and six red cards.

That year his highest card count was nine yellows in the game between Reading and Ipswich Town, he also handed out nine in the match between Coventry and Northampton.

He took charge of 35 matches in 2015/16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 115 yellow cards and five red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bradford City and Port Vale on August 29 with a total of seven yellows being shown. He also showed seven yellows in the game between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest on October 31 and seven again between Leeds and MK Dons on January 2. Five yellows and two reds appeared in February's game between Accrington and Carlisle.

Simpson is a former international assistant referee, who officiated in many Champions League matches and other international fixtures. He opted for a career with the whistle after refereeing the 2012 National League Play-Off Final between York City and Luton Town. He was then appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2012/13 and in his five years on the list has refereed over 100 matches.

Source - EFL.

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

Bloggers



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday September 14 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bradford City Articles

Wigan exposes the frustrations of Bantam life

In the past month we have lost to the current bottom 2, Plymouth at home and spanked away by Bury, in fact, the 3-1 loss away to Bury is their only league win since 30th September.

Vital View - League One - 18th November 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 18th November.

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Bradford City

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (1) vs (2) Bradford City, DW Stadium, 18/11/17 Att: 10,649

Wigan v Bradford - Follow On Twitter - 18-11-17

Bradford go to the DW Stadium as the visitors to Wigan today, this will be a 3pm kick off.

Archived Vital Bradford City Articles

Vital Bradford City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bradford City
Write For Vital Bradford City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Doyle16%
McMahon0%
Kilgallon28%
Knight-Percival0%
Hendrie42%
Gilliead14%
Vincelot0%
Reeves0%
Law0%
Taylor0%
Wyke0%
Sub - Robinson0%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Bradford City Results (view all)

Bradford City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment