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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Meet the Ref – Bristol City

Geoff Eltringham will take charge of the Swans fixture at Bristol City tonight as we come face to face with the referee for the first time this season.

He first up the whistle at the age of 15 and progressed through the ranks before being appointed to the National list of referees for 2009/10.

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Geoff last season completed his 4th year as a SG2 referee and he aims to build both actively as a referee whilst continuing his role as a FA Core coach and Durham FA academy director.

He has refereed over 400 games in the EFL, with his first a 2-2 draw between Morecambe and Hereford.

Eltringham has the unfortunate disposition of being a Sunderland fan which was so bad that he even turned to refereeing so he could give up his season ticket at the Stadium of Light.

“It was hard,” Geoff recalled. “At the time, I was devastated. Yet only in the short term, really. It was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’ve never regretted it for one minute. I hadn’t been taking refereeing that seriously over the first few years but that had all changed.

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“I was refereeing a park match and an assessor, Malcolm Langley, turned up to watch a different game. He watched a bit of my match as well and, when we got chatting afterwards, he said that maybe I should go for promotion. He set me on my way and we’ve become very good friends.”

Eltringham will be assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and Shaun Hudson whilst Matthew Donohue is the fourth official.

Championship 2021/2022 - Appearances as Referee yellow second yellow red
07/08/2021 Derby County - Huddersfield Town 1:1 5 - -
14/08/2021 Nottingham Forest - AFC Bournemouth 1:2 3 1 -
17/08/2021 Millwall FC - Fulham FC 1:2 6 - -
20/08/2021 Bristol City - Swansea City 0:1 10 - -
28/08/2021 Hull City - AFC Bournemouth 0:0 2 - -
11/09/2021 Reading FC - Queens Park Rangers 3:3 3 - -
14/09/2021 Sheffield United - Preston North End 2:2 3 - -
24/09/2021 Coventry City - Peterborough United 3:0 1 - -
29/09/2021 Barnsley FC - Nottingham Forest 1:3 1 - -
19/10/2021 Derby County - Luton Town 2:2 3 - -
30/10/2021 Huddersfield Town - Millwall FC 1:0 5 - -
20/11/2021 Stoke City - Peterborough United 2:0 7 - 1
28/11/2021 Sheffield United - Bristol City 2:0 7 - -
18/12/2021 Blackburn Rovers - Birmingham City 4:0 2 - -
29/12/2021 Coventry City - Millwall FC 0:1 2 - -

Content retrieved from: https://www.worldfootball.net/referee_summary/geoff-eltringham/3/1/eng-championship-2021-2022/.

Championship Matches W D L gelb gelb-rot rot
home 3 2 1 - 2 - -
away 5 2 1 2 9 - -
overall 8 4 2 2 11 - -
Playoff Matches W D L gelb gelb-rot rot
home - - - - - - -
away 1 1 - - 1 - -
overall 1 1 - - 1 - -
Championship Home - Guest gelb gelb-rot rot Results
23/10/18 Swansea City - Blackburn Rovers - - - 3:1
23/02/19 Sheffield Wednesday - Swansea City - - - 3:1
27/04/19 Swansea City - Hull City 1 - - 2:2
01/02/20 Preston North End - Swansea City 3 - - 1:1
26/09/20 Wycombe Wanderers - Swansea City - - - 0:2
17/02/21 Swansea City - Nottingham Forest 1 - - 1:0
08/05/21 Watford FC - Swansea City - - - 2:0
20/08/21 Bristol City - Swansea City 6 - - 0:1
Playoff Home - Guest gelb gelb-rot rot Results
17/05/21 Barnsley FC - Swansea City 1 - - 0:1

Content retrieved from: https://www.worldfootball.net/referee_summary/geoff-eltringham/swansea-city/4/.

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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.

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