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LUFC Leeds v Portsmouth Match officials

Nigel Miller will be the man in charge when Leeds United welcome Portsmouth to Elland Road on Saturday.

The North East official has taken charge of 10 games so far this season, showing 39 yellow cards (3.9 per game) and 2 reds.

Last season he took charge of 26 games, showing 60 yellow cards (2.3 per game) and 6 red cards.

The last time he was in charge of Leeds was last season when they were defeated 6-4 at home by Preston North End.

Miller took charge of Leeds twice during the 2009/10 season, the 2-1 home win over Exeter and the 1-0 home win over Southampton.

He is probably best remembered by Leeds fans for ruling out a late David Healy goal in the 1-1 draw at Southend during the 2006/07 season that saw then boss Dennis Wise sent to the stands.

When Miller was next appointed referee of a game involving Leeds, Dennis Wise sent a request to the FA asking them to change official.

The FA turned down the request and the game was the 1-1 home draw with Leyton Orient, which saw Miller make a number of errors including missing a Orient goal in the closing minutes that had clearly crossed the line. He also sent off Orient midfielder Sean Thornton during the game.

Despite this being his ninth season on the national list it will be the first time that he has taken charge of a game involving Portsmouth.

Referee: Nigel Miller (County Durham)
Assistants: Stephen Smith & Gary Stott
Fourth official: Paul Thompson


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 29 2011

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

He's actually been quite generous to us since that day at Southend. The game Wise didn't want him to referee he gave us everything. I don't want a repeat of last season. Can you imagine the boards if Leeds concede six at home again.
dazza71
He's actually been quite generous to us since that day at Southend. The game Wise didn't want him to referee he gave us everything. I don't want a repeat of last season. Can you imagine the boards if Leeds concede six at home again.
dazza71
I remember the orient game - Ankergren picked up the ball and threw it out in disgust after it crossed line - and both ref and linesman missed it (think they were only people in ground that did) - I always worry that guys like this are just showing patience and waiting for a "cock up" that will actually make a difference
simonfire1
I remember the orient game - Ankergren picked up the ball and threw it out in disgust after it crossed line - and both ref and linesman missed it (think they were only people in ground that did) - I always worry that guys like this are just showing patience and waiting for a "cock up" that will actually make a difference
simonfire1
 

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