We've been officiated over by seven different referees this season with Silverwood and Thaler topping the 'exposure' list at seven times each. We've had Ian Smith and Ashley Klein on four occasions each, with Steve Ganson taking charge three times, Phil Bentham twice and Jamie Leahy just once in the cup game against Workington.|
Under three of these officials we have won every game, Klein, Ganson and the afore mentioned Leahy. They're our favourites, especially that nice Mr Ganson!
Ben Thaler hasn't done too bad by us, as we've won six out of the seven games that he's officiated. But then we start to get into a bit of trouble at the hands of the remaining three referees.
Ian Smith, always one of my favourite no-nonesense whistle blowers has a 50% win ratio for Leeds with two from four. I guess that that is just about bearable, but then we encounter the devils of the piece.
When Richard Silverwood has been in charge we've lost more than we've won with a 3 to 4 record of wins against losses. But it is our ref for this weekend, Mr Bentham, who proves our canny message board pundit correct in that we've lost both of the games that he's taken charge of this season.
So the next time the officals are named, keep your fingers crossed for Steve or Ash, and definitely hope that we'll see very little more of messers Silverwood or Bentham for the rest of the season.