That was the home game against Sheffield United at the beginning of December 2003, a game the Clarets won 3-2 with all the goals coming in the first half. He didn’t have the best of games and his decision to award a penalty to the Clarets right on half time, he said no initially but changed his mind on an assistant’s flag, it was all too much for Neil Warnock.
The Sheffield United manager chased after him at the half time whistle but it was to do him no good, shortly after half time Barry sent off Michael Brown to leave the Blades with ten men.
It was a poor performance by Barry who did seem to be more concerned with ensuring everyone noticed him rather than getting on with the game.
He’s having a reasonably quiet season in terms of cards and has handed out thirty-five yellow and just one red card in fifteen games. Charlton’s Shaun Bartlett was the player to get the red card as his side led 3-0 at Spurs, it ended with them winning 3-2 as Spurs fought back against the ten men.
Six cards is the most in one game so far for him this season, on the day that Arsenal created a new record of successive league games unbeaten with a 3-0 win against
Four of the yellow cards went to
Although we shouldn’t expect too many cards, neither can we expect a card free day. It is almost two years since he last kept his cards in his pocket all afternoon.
He's the referee that will always be remembered at the Turf for sending Andy Payton off and we can expect an afternoon when he will be noticed far too often, that’s how Barry likes it.
He will be assisted by Gary Brittain (South Yorkshire) and Andy Garratt (
Previous Burnley games:
Burnley players carded
Payton(red) Johnrose Thomas