Date: 26th September 2009 at 9:33am
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Gary Sutton has been involved in match officialing since the ripe age of 14. Having run the line in important games, such as 2004’s Championship semi-final 1st leg between Crystal Palace & Sunderland this season marks his seventh season as the man in charge of proceedings.

Over the 143 games he’s been in charge he’s only been to Valley Parade once, where he presided over a 3-2 reverse for the Bantams against Brighton in the miserable 2006/2007 season.

He’s been involved in four games with Chesterfield, none of which the Spireites have won. Their record reads two home draws and two away victories.

Something has to give you would think?

And, with a referee that 50% of the time sees a home victory it could be for the benefit of the hosts. There’s the added fact that none of Gary Sutton’s 5 games this season has ended in an away defeat.

Either the statistics say we’ll end up extending our unbeaten run. Or, we’ll find ourselves giving our guests a winning boost for the first time under Gary Sutton.

I wonder whether my perception of Gary Sutton as a ‘homer’ will be reflected in a generous performance or whether today will be a day for him to side with the visitors.

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