Who are the most card-happy referees in the Scottish Premiership?
We're just 13 games into the Scottish Premiership season, but there have already been 223 yellow cards, 16 red cards and 16 penalties. We take a look at which whistlers have dished out the most bookings and sendings-off
Card-happy Scottish referees
One referee has taken charge of seven games, eight officials are on six matches, two have overseen four matches and four refs have handled three games.
The 35-year-old has dished out 27 yellow cards, but is yet to send a player off or award a penalty in the Scottish Premiership - despite overseeing more games (7) than any other ref Robertson has flashed a whopping four red cards in just 6 games, sending off Aberdeen duo Lewis Ferguson and Curtis Main as well as Hearts' Aaron Hickey and Kilmarnock's Alex Bruce Anderson has overseen six games, with an average of 3.3 yellows per game. He's also awarded three penalties. Made his Premiership debut in August. Has only taken charge of four games but has already dished out an average of 4.25 yellows a game and sent off George Oakley The 38-year-old whistler has an average of 3 yellow cards per game but is yet to send anyone off. He has, however, awarded 2 penalties. Collum has overseen six games with an average of 2.83 yellows per match. Has awarded one penalty and sent two players off (Celtic's Ryan Christie and Livingston's Lyndon Dykes) Leading the penalty stakes is Nick Walsh with 3 spot-kicks awarded. Has booked 17 players in his six games in charge The 37-year-old official has dished out 15 yellows and one red in his 6 games in charge so far, and has awarded one spot-kick. The 44-year-old ref has booked 15 players in his six games in charge, sending off one and awarding two penalties Aitken has only overseen three games but his average of 4 yellow cards a game and one red put him in mid-table An identical record to fellow whistler Greg Aitken, Steven has booked 12 players and sent one off in just 3 Premiership games Dallas has overseen 6 games with an average of two cautions per game. Has flashed one red card and awarded two penalties Duncan has been busy in his 3 matches, booking nine, sending off two and pointing to the spot on one occasion Madden has largely kept his yellow cards in his pocket, with an average of just 1.75 bookings per match. He has sent off two players - Jordan Jones of Rangers and Brian Easton of Hamilton One of three referees to make their top-flight debut in August 2019, Newlands has shown 8 yellow cards in his 3 matches and awarded one penalty.