Mike Jones is set to referee a Wigan Athletic game for the second time this season on Saturday, the Chester official will be in charge of our visit to the Liberty Stadium where we will face Swansea City, his other Latics game was the season opener against Chelsea at the DW Stadium.
The 43 year old whistle blower started refereeing because he was awful at football and sick of being left out at school when the other boys were kicking the ball around, so he took to enforcing the laws of the game at the tender age of 15.
You almost feel sorry for him
Jones was promoted to become a football league referee in 1997 and progressed to the Premier League in 2008 when he took charge of the Hull City v Wigan Athletic game, in an interview Mike was asked:
What is the best game you have officiated and why?
He replied: ‘The best game for a sense of achievement was my first Premier League Game between Hull City and Wigan Athletic.’
A 5-0 away win for the Latics that day and one that Jonesy will remember all his life
Mike Jones Card Watch 2012/13
Games – 7
Yellows – 19
Reds – 0
Swansea City v Wigan Athletic
Referee: M Jones
Assistants: H Lennard, A Halliday
Fourth Official: K A Woolmer
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