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LUFC -Play Off officials announced

The match officials for the Play Off semi final between Leeds United and Millwall have been announced.

Clive Oliver will take charge of the first leg at the Den on Saturday with Premiership referee Mark Halsey in charge of the second leg at Elland Road the following Thursday.

Clive Oliver has refereed 32 games this season issuing 81 yellow cards and 6 reds.

He refereed Leeds twice last season, he refereed Leeds 1-0 win over Luton when he didn`t issue a card to either side in early September.
He was also in charge of the 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Cheltenham Town when he issued three yellow cards.

The last time he was in charge of Millwall was also last season when they lost 2-0 at Nottingham Forest.

Referee: Clive Oliver (Northumberland)
Assistants: A.J Horton & B.J Malone
Fourth official: P. Taylor




Premiership referee Mark Halsey has refereed 40 games this season issuing 60 yellow cards and 3 reds.

This will be the third occasion that he`s been in charge of a Leeds game this season.

He was in charge of Leeds West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town earlier in the season at Elland Road when the visitors won 2-1, on that occasion he booked five players.
His other game was the Boxing Day clash at Elland Road against Leicester City when the teams drew 1-1, on that occasion he booked two players

The last time he was in charge of a Millwall game was actually when they visited Elland Road last season when Leeds won 4-2, on that occasion he booked three players.

Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
Assistants: A.M Garrett & T. Massey
Fourth Official: A. Bates





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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 5 2009

Time: 7:34PM

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Shocked at Halsey's ratio of 1.5 yellow cards per game and only three reds in 40 games. I still think he's rubbish and makes some awful decisions.
dazza71
Shocked at Halsey's ratio of 1.5 yellow cards per game and only three reds in 40 games. I still think he's rubbish and makes some awful decisions.
dazza71
not one of my faves either but still better than the ones you're used to in League One!
merlin
not one of my faves either but still better than the ones you're used to in League One!
merlin
poor reffs , i hope you do well in the playoffs and get back were you belong .
Kimbo
poor reffs , i hope you do well in the playoffs and get back were you belong .
Kimbo
Back where you belong ? I have no axe to grind with Leeds but the past is past. There are no 'where you belongs around here' . Good luck to all teams in the playoffs.
APG_STFC
Back where you belong ? I have no axe to grind with Leeds but the past is past. There are no 'where you belongs around here' . Good luck to all teams in the playoffs.
APG_STFC
I think Halsey is rubbish and cant understand why hes such a high profile referee. Hes an acknowledged homer so lets hope for some good luck (bette rthan against Huddersfield anyway)
erni
I think Halsey is rubbish and cant understand why hes such a high profile referee. Hes an acknowledged homer so lets hope for some good luck (bette rthan against Huddersfield anyway)
erni
Having watched the ref in the Chelsea v Barca game anybody looks good compared to him...what a wally. I started off wanting Braca to win for a different final but was gutted when they score with their only shot.
erni
 

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