Probert to referee Burnley for first time in two years
By Tony Scholes
Updated Friday, 20th January 2012
Lee Probert, from Wiltshire, refereed Burnley's Premier League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford two years ago this week, and tomorrow's game against Derby County will be his first Burnley game since.
The first time he refereed us was at Plymouth back in the 2004/05 season. He had something of a nightmare that afternoon and things weren't much better in his next few games either.
Probert has certainly improved since his early days and is now used almost exclusively in the Premier League and this will be only his second Football League game this season. We might need to beware too, in the other between Brighton and Leeds at the Amex he yellow carded no fewer than ten players.
This season he has refereed two Europa League games and one international between Azerbaijan and Belgium. There have been 16 yellow cards and two red cards in those games, but in 18 domestic games he's handed out 54 yellows and just one red card.
Probert's last game was West Brom's 4-2 FA Cup win against Cardiff two weeks ago. There were three yellow cards in that game; Nicky Shorey and James Morrison of West Brom and Cardiff's Stephen McPhail.
His assistant referees tomorrow are Darren England |(South Yorkshire) and Adrian Holmes (West Yorkshire). The fourth official is Football League referee Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear). He refereed our 5-1 win against Nottingham Forest earlier in the season.
Previous Burnley Games
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|2004/05||Plymouth Argyle||a||0-1||5||0||n Branch, Grant, McGreal|
|2005/06||Leicester City||a||1-0||3||0||n Hyde, Sinclair|
|2005/06||Crewe Alexandra||h||3-0||2||0||n Duff|
|2006/07||Crystal Palace||a||2-2||1||0||n Hyde|
|2008/09||Birmingham City||h||1-1||3||0||n Carlisle, Thompson|
|2008/09||Cardiff City||a||1-3||5||0||n Carlisle, Elliott, Kalvenes, Williams|