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Chris Foy Will Referee The Manchester Derby

Chris Foy is to officiate Wednesday nights Manchester derby while his assistants will be Andy Garratt and Bob Pollock. The fourth official is Lee Probert.

Born in St Helens on the 20th November 1962 the 47-year-old is described as one of the most level-headed referees currently officiating in the Premier League.

How did you get introduced into refereeing?

'Got into refereeing after a poor performance from a Referee who was officiating one of our matches.'

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

"Being promoted to the Premier League list in 2000, being one of the 24 professional Referees in the country."

What skills do you think you need to become a professional Referee?

"A good positive attitude, a willingness to listen and learn and a few years refereeing the big games on the Football League."

Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?

"My dad he accompanied me in the early years and still rings me before and after matches. Also Dave Allison who has just been appointed as Referee Manager for the Football League. He was my coach and did a great job."

In your opinion who is/was the best Referee?

"Howard Webb and Mark Clattenburg both have great futures. George Courtney, two World Cups and a top Ref."

The above Q&A courtesy of refworld.com






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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 8 2010

Time: 1:25PM

Your Comments

no doubt you will all be moaning about a referee LEGITIMATELY adding injury time again. we respect all refs at UNITED and will never use them as an excuse for being THE WEAKER TEAM.
Nobby Allcock
Nobby is allcock and no brain obviously.
jackblue
Nobby Allcock has a new nickname - he shall be called, from this day as 'thrush'. The irritating ***t.
Tudor
If I'm such a ***** why am I doing an interview with Johnny Bakery then? I will TELL IT LIKE IT IS.
Nobby Allcock
They only respect the ref when it suits them, like on Saturday - more added time until they scored. Wasn't Fergie schitzing when they continued to add on time against Sunderland when it looked as though Sunderland might score? These morons respect no-one, they're not even football fans. They're just programmed "ManU, ManU, ManU". Their day is dimming
pedmachine
Allcock no balls. You'll no doubt be gobbing off on Wednesday night before legging it back to stretford with your tail between your legs. On another point. What is all this Mark Clattenburg rubbish? He is possibly the worst ref I've ever seen yet people are lauding him as one of the best. Its bizarre.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
 

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