Date: 22nd December 2016 at 10:25pm
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The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hartlepool United on Boxing Day.

Blackpool travel to Hartlepool United on Monday December 26 for the game at Victoria Park and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Linesmen: Nick Greenhalgh and Tony Peart
Fourth Official: Andy Haines

Match Day referee Eltringham has officiated 21 games in 2016/17 with a return of 70 yellow cards and three red cards.

His highest card count this season was the game between Aston Villa and Cardiff City where he showed eight yellow cards and one red card.

He took charge of 37 matches in 2015/16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 93 yellow cards and eight red cards.

He was most card happy in the match between Bolton and Birmingham on October 20 with a total of seven yellow cards shown. On January 2 between Chesterfield and Shrewsbury he also showed six yellow cards and one red card.

A talented footballer in his youth, Eltringham started refereeing aged 16. He was appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2009/10, and was the fourth official in the League Two Play-Off Final between Bradford City and Northampton Town 2013.

Source – EFL.

Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of our players edge closer to automatic bans.

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