Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Meet The Ref - Reading v Latics




Name: Geoff Eltringham
Born: 1980
Place of Birth: Co Durham

Geoff Eltringham has come through the ranks, starting off in the Blue Square Premier League back in August 2008 when he was in charge of Burton’s 3-2 home win against Woking, the following season Eltringham was in the Football League, his first game a 2-2 draw between Morecambe and Hereford.

So far this season, 17 of his 21 games have been in the Championship, including our 2-1 defeat away at Stoke back in November.

Latics’ related facts:

We have never lost a home game in which Geoff Eltringham has refereed. Our first game after relegation from the Premier League, a four nil away win at Barnsley, was ref’d by Eltringham.
He was the referee who gave a controversial 89th minute penalty to Nottingham Forest at the DW last season, the Forest player later admitted that he thought he was going to be booked for diving, Geoff though had other ideas and gave a decision which ultimately cost the Latics the three points in the dying moments of a game.

Complete record of Geoff Eltringham’s Latics games:

Date

Competition

Home Team

Score

Away Team
03/08/13
Championship
Barnsley
0:4
Latics
11/01/14
Championship
Latics
3:0
Bournemouth
07/03/15
Championship
Latics
1:0
Leeds
29/09/15
League 1
Latics
2:2
Millwall
05/03/16
League 1
Latics
1:1
Peterborough
09/08/16
EFL Cup
Oldham
2:1
Latics
13/12/16
Championship
Derby
0:0
Latics
25/02/17
Championship
Latics
0:0
Nottm Forest
04/03/18
League 1
Blackburn
2:2
Latics
18/08/18
Championship
Latics
2:2
Nottm Forest
23/11/19
Championship
Stoke
2:1
Latics

Geoff Eltringham record for Latics games is:

Home Games
P6 W2 D4 L0
Away Games
P5 W1 D2 L2
Overall Record
P11 W3 D6 L2

This referee has a Latics Love Factor of 55%

Reading v Wigan Athletic
Referee – GEOFF ELTRINGHAM
Assistants – Mark Pottage & Graham Kane
Fourth Official – Kevin Johnson

Geoff Eltringham Card Watch 2019/20

Games -21
Yellows – 77
Reds - 2

Grab a listen to the latest PWU Podcast which has a preview of the Reading v Latics game, simply click play on the embedded player below

Friday, 21 February 2020

Latics v Millwall Previous Encounters


When the Latics and Millwall meet at the DW Stadium tomorrow, this will be the first Saturday 3pm kick-off, in Wigan, between the two clubs since 15th March 2005.

9,614 fans witnessed the Latics go top of the table courtesy of a Nathan Ellington 58th minute penalty and a Jason Roberts 82nd minute strike.

In total we have met the Lions 32 times down the years, we have 8 wins, 11 draws and Millwall have won 13.

The last time we met was at the Den back in November, a 2-2 draw that evening, last time at the DW? That was the final game of last season when a 1-0 win saw us end the campaign on a winning note.


Grab a listen to the latest PWU Latics podcast which features a preview of tomorrow’s game and a lowdown on our opponents by Millwall supporter Nick Hart, just click play on the embedded player below.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Meet The Ref - Latics v Millwall





Name: Jeremy Simpson  
Born: May 1975
Place of Birth: Carnforth


A former Premier League and FIFA International assistant referee, Simpson is part of the ‘Select Group 2’ of professional ref’s after rising rapidly through the refereeing ranks, he was at Conference level in 2012 and only found his feet in the Championship in the 2015/16 campaign when of the 35 games he took charge of over the season just 15 were at 2nd tier level.

So far this season 17 of his 22 games have been in the Championship.




Latics related Fact(s):
Simpson was the referee when the Latics put out their virtual youth team against Accrington Stanley in the Checkatrade Trophy back in 2017, not surprisingly they got a bit of a thumping.


Complete record of Jeremy Simpson’s Latics games



Date

Competition

Home Team

Score

Away Team
26-Aug-16
Championship
Latics
1:1
Birmingham
19-Nov-16
Championship
Barnsley
0:0
Latics
02-Jan-17
Championship
Latics
0:1
Huddersfield
04-Mar-17
Championship
Blackburn
1:0
Latics
29-Aug-17
Football League Trophy
Blackpool
1:1
Latics
07-Nov-17
Football League Trophy
Latics
0:4
Accrington
13-Feb-18
League 1
Latics
0:2
Blackpool
11-Aug-18
Championship
Aston Villa
3:2
Latics
20-Oct-18
Championship
Latics
1:0
West Brom
10-Aug-19
Championship
PNE
3:0
Latics
30-Nov-19
Championship
Latics
1:3
Reading

Jeremy Simpson record for Latics games is:

Home Games
P6 W1 D1 L4
Away Games
P5 W0 D1 L4
Overall Record
P11 W1 D2 L8

This referee has a Latics Love Factor of 11%

Jeremy Simpson Card Watch 2019/20

Games – 22
Yellows – 73
Reds – 6

Wigan Athletic v Millwall
Referee - JEREMY SIMPSON
Assistants - Shaun Hudson and Richard Wild
Fourth Official – Michael Salisbury

Grab a listen to this week's podcast which features a preview of Saturday's game with Millwall, just click play on the embedded player below.