Know the Ref - Kilmarnock Home

Last updated : 28 January 2009 By Stuart Gillespie
He has been in charge of two Setanta games at Love Street so far this season, one seeing a good performance and one seeing a poor one. The bad one came in November when we were beaten 3-1 by Celtic. There were some bizarre decisions, the most notable being his failure to send off Artur Boruc for an assault on Craig Dargo. Hopefully his performance will be more like the one he produced when Rangers came to Paisley. He fell for little of the play acting they normally receive favour for and we emerged with a 1-0 victory.

Last season, Mr Collum was in charge of three of our games - a goalless draw against Gretna, a draw with Hearts and a fine win over Inverness, which saw our first goals, points and win of the season. There was nothing controversial about any of these games. The same can be said for the only other matches of ours he did which came in 2006/07 - a draw with Falkirk and a home defeat against... Kilmarnock. Let's hope that piece of history isn't repeated tomorrow.

This will actually be the first time Mr Collum has officiated a game involving Kilmarnock this season. Last year he did three. One was a defeat against Aberdeen, in which he awarded a penalty to the Dons. Another was a goalless draw with Falkirk. The remaining match is the most interesting - a 3-1 win over Hearts in which eight players were booked, Killie had a penalty and the Jambos had Christian Nade sent off!

He did four Killie games the previous season - one being another card-packed defeat of Hearts, although there was no sending off this time. One was the above mentioned defeat of us and the others were away defeats at Pittodrie and Tannadice.

Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about Mr Collum is his performance last week. In a game at Ibrox, he sent off a player from each side as Rangers beat Falkirk. Both dismissals were appealed and only the Rangers one was overturned. His every move will be watched on Saturday so things could get interesting!