Dean to referee at Stoke
We’ve got the Premier League’s longest serving referee Mike Dean at Stoke City tomorrow, his third Burnley game of the season having previously refereed the home games against Newcastle United and Manchester United.
The most experienced and at one time considered the best. More recently he has come in for lots of criticism. Just before the United game, the last time he refereed us, he was accused of being dishonest by Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger having given West Brom a late penalty.
Matt Le Tissier, admittedly with more than a passing interest, mocked Gallagher while Dennis Wise described Dean as a joke. Le Tissier went as far as asking if there is a worse referee? I can answer that and the answer is yes, there are far, far worse referees that Dean. Interestingly, Le Tissier defended him when he missed the clear foul on Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson at Southampton last season.
That was Dean’s most recent game. There were eight yellow cards, five for Southampton players and three for Chelsea players. It’s taken his total for the season to 99 yellow and three reds in 26 games. Of those yellows, 50 have gone to home team players and 49 to away team players. His most recent red card was that of Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko in their 4-1 defeat at Watford.
Despite the controversy, and there have been Burnley games when he’s been poor with some very strange decisions, he remains second in RATE THE REF with a rating of 78.76 out of 100, behind only Neil Swarbrick who has still refereed Burnley just once.
The assistant referees are Ian Hussin (Merseyside) and Mark Scholes (Buckinghamshire). The fourth official is Roger East (Wiltshire) whose last Burnley game was
Previous Burnley Games – Mike Dean
|Season||Opponents||V||Res||Y||R||Burnley Players Carded|
|1998/99||Walsall||a||1-3||4||0||Y: Armstrong, Brass, Payton|
|1999/2000||Wigan||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Johnrose, Thomas|
|2002/03||Bradford City||a||2-2||6||2||Y: Cook, Papadopoulos, Taylor|
|2003/04||Preston||a||3-5||4||0||Y: Blake, Gnohere, West|
|2003/04||Ipswich||h||4-2||3||0||Y: Chaplow, McGregor|
|2004/05||Blackburn||h||0-0||5||0||Y: Camara, Hyde|
|2005/06||Leeds||h||1-2||5||0||Y: Harley, Hyde|
|2005/06||Crystal Palace||h||0-0||4||0||Y: Harley, Branch|
|2007/08||Blackpool||h||2-2||2||0||Y: Akinbiyi, Caldwell|
|2008/09||Sheffield United||W||1-0||4||2||Y: Carlisle, Kalvenes|
|2009/10||Arsenal||h||1-1||2||0||Y: Caldwell, Eagles|
|2009/10||Blackburn||h||0-1||5||0||Y: Alexander, Fox, Duff|
|2010/11||Leicester||a||0-4||3||0||Y: Marney, Rodriguez, Bikey|
|2014/15||Crystal Palace||a||0-0||5||0||Y: Ings, Sordell, Boyd|
|2014/15||Newcastle||a||3-3||6||0||Y: Ings, Mee, Trippier, Boyd|
|2014/15||Arsenal||h||0-1||2||0||Y: Mee, Duff|
|2016/17||Southampton||a||1-3||3||0||Y: Defour, Marney|
|2017/18||Newcastle||h||1-0||3||0||Y: Guðmundsson, Cork, Tarkowski|
|2017/18||Manchester United||h||0-1||6||0||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Defour|