Date: 22nd September 2008 at 8:49am
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The Referee chosen to officiate Rotherham United’s Carling Cup game v Southampton at Don Valley on Tuesday night is….

ROBERT L SHOEBRIDGE from Ripley, Derbyshire

Robert made it to the list of Football League assistant referee’s in the 2003-2004 season.
He was then promoted to the National list of Football League Referee’s at the start of the 2006-2007 season.

He has taken charge of 2 previous Millers games, these being..
17th March 2007…Brentford 0 Rotherham Utd 1
4 yellows..Michael Leary and Charlie Ide from Brentford, plus Millers Debutant, Jamie Yates and Liam King, who was making his first Millers start.
19th August 2007…Rotherham Utd 3 Peterborough 1
1 yellow..Rene Howe of Peterborough

So far this season, Robert has officiated at 8 games, showing 15 yellows and 1 red, this being to QPR’s Matt Connolly for a second bookable offence during their 1-0 win at Norwich last Wednesday.

Seasons Record
2006-2007….24 games….76 yellows….2 reds
2007-2008….33 games….65 yellows….0 reds
2008-2009….8 games….15 yellows….1 red
totals………..65 games….156 yellows (2.4 per game)….3 reds

Robert will be assisted on Tuesday by…
William Smallwood from Cheshire
Paul I Thompson from Derbyshire
Fourth Official will be
Anthony Taylor from Greater Manchester

Thanks to Zipadeedoodah for this article