Oliver Langford has been appointed as the referee for Leeds United’s crunch West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield Town on Saturday (EFL).
The Whites welcome the Terriers to Elland Road looking to further consolidate their position in the Championship’s top two places. Indeed, they sit in second going into the weekend’s fixtures, five points above Fulham in third (BBC Sport).
Langford has already been in the middle for four Leeds matches this season and it is fair to say that their record when he has the whistle isn’t great. He was in charge of their penalty shootout loss against Stoke City in the EFL Cup and their league draw against Derby County earlier in the season. Since the turn of the year, he refereed games against Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest, both of which finished as 2-0 defeats for Marcelo Bielsa’s men (Transfermarkt).
Overall this season he has refereed 25 matches and in that time he has dished out 99 yellow cards and awarded six penalty kicks (Transfermarkt).
It seems that loads of Leeds fans are unhappy about the appointment, with some believing that he isn’t a great official whilst others are perhaps worried given their poor record when he has been involved this term.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
— John Jay (@Surgeonofjay) March 3, 2020
So we now play against 12 men again ⚽
— John cannon (@Johncan76690633) March 3, 2020
— Bielsa’s Cheese Wedge Ultras (@Allcheese1) March 3, 2020
Great !! Muppet will make all the wrong decisions again then 😛
— lazeyhazey (@lazeyhazey66) March 3, 2020
That bodes well, I guess time wasting is a by product of his officiating. Not a great ref in my opinion.
— MCC1 (@1amcc) March 3, 2020
Not a good omen👀
— Neil Pearson (@NeilPea56396945) March 3, 2020
THIS GUY IS SO BAD
— Alex Tomenson aka Ren ⚔252🛡 (@tomenson_alex) March 3, 2020
In a game you need a strong ref,we get lumbered with this plant pot. Red card & dodgy decisions against us incoming
— damien matthewman (@Damien_J_M) March 3, 2020
This isn’t good…
— LUFC LS25 (@EastLeedsLad) March 3, 2020
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