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Meet The Ref – Barnsley

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The referee for the first leg of the play offs on Monday evening is Tony Harrington who has become a familiar face in charge of the Swans this season.

He has 33 Championship appearances behind him this season, with 92 yellow cards and 5 reds being his card tally making him the most “prolific” referee in the Championship this time around.

4 of those 33 games were in charge of the Swans – he was the man in the middle for defeats to Huddersfield and Birmingham as well as wins over both Rotherham and Nottingham Forest whilst overall 7 of his 8 games in charge of the Swans have been away from the Liberty Stadium.

He has got himself on the wrong side of Steve Cooper before when he sent Jake Bidwell off  towards the end of last season’s 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate with Cooper saying after the match “It’s a poor decision isn’t it. We don’t agree with it

“We’ve looked at it already on the broadcast visuals and on the wide angles. Looking at the position of it and how far out it is from goal and the actual tackle, don’t get me wrong, it’s a foul, it’s as yellow as they come, but to send him off is a bit of a weak decision, a weak mentality.”

The decision though was upheld after an appeal by the Swans.

Harrington began refereeing in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance at the age of 14, having completed a basic refereeing course whilst at school as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award.

After four years as an EFL assistant referee and four years as a National League referee, he was appointed to the EFL Referees List in 2012/13 and has now overseen more than 190 EFL matches.

Tony is the Grandson of Tommy McGuigan, who is in the Hartlepool United record books for top 10 number of appearances and goals for the club.

Harrington will be assisted by Shaun Hudson and Richard Wild whilst Geoff Eltringham is the fourth official.

Championship 2020/2021 - Appearances as Referee yellow second yellow red
12/09/2020 Birmingham City - Brentford FC 1:0 5 - -
27/09/2020 Bristol City - Sheffield Wednesday 2:0 3 - -
17/10/2020 Swansea City - Huddersfield Town 1:2 5 - -
20/10/2020 Millwall FC - Luton Town 2:0 3 - -
23/10/2020 Nottingham Forest - Derby County 1:1 2 - -
31/10/2020 Preston North End - Birmingham City 1:2 1 - -
07/11/2020 Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall FC 0:0 2 - -
21/11/2020 Middlesbrough FC - Norwich City 0:1 1 - -
24/11/2020 Preston North End - Blackburn Rovers 0:3 2 - 1
29/11/2020 Nottingham Forest - Swansea City 0:1 6 - -
01/12/2020 Birmingham City - Barnsley FC 1:2 3 - -
08/12/2020 Stoke City - Cardiff City 1:2 3 - -
12/12/2020 Queens Park Rangers - Reading FC 0:1 1 - -
26/12/2020 Blackburn Rovers - Sheffield Wednesday 1:1 1 - -
29/12/2020 Birmingham City - Derby County 0:4 1 - -
16/01/2021 Cardiff City - Norwich City 1:2 3 1 -
20/01/2021 Birmingham City - Preston North End 0:1 2 - -
30/01/2021 Rotherham United - Swansea City 1:3 2 - -
02/02/2021 Coventry City - Nottingham Forest 1:2 5 - -
06/02/2021 Queens Park Rangers - Blackburn Rovers 1:0 5 - -
10/02/2021 Reading FC - Brentford FC 1:3 1 - -
16/02/2021 Preston North End - Watford FC 0:1 1 - -
20/02/2021 Norwich City - Rotherham United 1:0 1 - -
27/02/2021 AFC Bournemouth - Watford FC 1:0 6 2 -
06/03/2021 Bristol City - Queens Park Rangers 0:2 5 - -
14/03/2021 Sheffield Wednesday - Norwich City 1:2 5 - -
20/03/2021 Coventry City - Wycombe Wanderers 0:0 2 - -
02/04/2021 Birmingham City - Swansea City 1:0 1 - -
10/04/2021 Preston North End - Brentford FC 0:5 1 - -
17/04/2021 Sheffield Wednesday - Bristol City 1:1 1 - 1
20/04/2021 Norwich City - Watford FC 0:1 7 - -
01/05/2021 Rotherham United - Blackburn Rovers 1:1 3 - -
08/05/2021 Queens Park Rangers - Luton Town 3:1 2 - -

Content retrieved from: https://www.worldfootball.net/referee_summary/tony-harrington/3/1/eng-championship-2020-2021/.

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Phil Sumblerhttp://www.planetswans.co.uk
Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

until the release of the 2021/22 Championship fixtures.

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