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Saturday 03rd November 2012
NPower Championship
Birmingham City v Ipswich Town
Danny Gratton and Neil Radford
Fourth Official Guy Stretton
Barring any late changes Referee Stuart Attwell will take charge of Saturdays nPower Championship game between Blues and Ipswich Town
The Lancashire official has officiated Blues two times previously. A full account of his stats vs Blues can be found  on

Attwell made a prominent debut in 2008 as the youngest person ever to referee in the Premier League, however Attwell and one of his assistants, Nigel Bannister, were heavily censured for a decision to award an early goal to Reading in a Championship game at Watford on 20 September 2008. Bannister flagged for a goal instead of a corner kick after Watford’s John Eustace played the ball over the byline – four yards wide of the goal post – before Reading’s Noel Hunt hooked it back into play. Attwell awarded Reading a goal. The incident, dubbed in the media as a “ghost goal”, led to both Attwell and Bannister being dropped from their duties the following weekend. In February 2012, Attwell was demoted from the list of Select Group Referees and returned to Football League duty on the National List. The move was said to come by mutual consent. The last time he reffed Blues was in 2010 in the Carling cup when Blues beat MK Dons 3-1 at home. #bcfc



Posted October 30, 2012 by Birmingham City Fans Forum in Birmingham City News

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