The Premier League has announced Saturday (15 September) afternoon’s match officials between Manchester City and Fulham.
The fixture is the first since the international break, and I for one can’t wait.
The game at the Etihad kicks off at 3 pm BST.
Constantine Hatzidakis and Richard West
Stuart Attwell, a self-confessed Luton Town fan was the youngest person ever to officiate in England’s top division, aged 25. Four years later and following a string of boo-boos Stuart found himself demoted from the referee’s Select Group and back in the Football League.
During his short spell living life in the lower leagues Attwell, a graduate from Staffordshire University took on-board advice from his peers and sought experience in Japan’s J. League.
Atwell returned to top-level action a couple of years ago.
Out of two PL and Championship fixtures, Stuart has brandished 18 yellow and no red cards.
Recent games involving Manchester City
The last time the 35-year-old took charge of a City game was way back during the 2015/16 season (one match). The Premier League fixture was away at Sunderland (Tuesday 2 February 2016) when Sergio scored the only goal of the game.
On that occasion Sagna, Otamendi, Fernandinho, and Aguero received cautions.
Has Attwell improved since his remedial training?