Feedback ON THE NEW NUFC.CO.UK

icon_corner icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_start_stop icon_post icon_miss icon_save icon_card_red icon_save icon_start_stop icon_sub icon_card_yellow attack icon chevron-down icon chevron-left icon chevron-right icon chevron-up icon cross icon defence icon icon_disallowed_goal email icon facebook icon google icon instagram icon linkedin icon messenger icon pinterest icon play icon plus-thin icon plus icon search icon soundcloud icon sub-in icon sub-out icon tweet icon twitter icon icon_user__out icon_user_out vimeo icon whatsapp icon icon_start_stop youtube icon

High Contrast is on. Turn off You can turn high contrast on again via the link in the footer to our accessibilty page

Close

Archive

It's Martin In The Middle Against Cardiff

Written by Newcastle Utd

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Newcastle United's home game against Cardiff City on Saturday


By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Martin Atkinson will take charge of Newcastle United's Barclay's Premier League home game against Cardiff City on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

It is the fourth time the Yorkshire-based official has overseen a Magpies' match this season, having been in the middle of September's 3-2 home defeat against Hull City, a Boxing Day 5-1 win over Stoke City and a last-gasp 1-0 triumph over Aston Villa in February.

On that afternoon against the Villans, Atkinson booked four players including Cheick Tiote and Loic Remy.

In total during the 2013/14 campaign, he has refereed 41 games across the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup, Championship, League Two and international level, handing out 127 yellow cards, three reds, and awarding 11 penalties.

Having started refereeing at the age of 16 in his local Bradford leagues, Atkinson rose through the leagues and was appointed to his first top flight fixture in April 2005, as Manchester City took on Birmingham City.

He has grown in stature to be regarded as one of the country's top referees and in recent years has overseen the 2006 FA Community Shield, the 2011 FA Cup Final, and the 2014 Capital One Cup final, which saw Manchester City defeat Sunderland.

Atkinson, aged 43, has also run the rule over numerous World Cup and European Championships qualifiers and Champions League fixtures.

On Saturday at St. James' Park, he will be assisted by Peter Kirkup and Stephen Child, with Robert Madley the game's fourth official.

Tickets for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Cardiff are still available. To secure your seat, click here.