Dean back at the Turf for second time this season
We are getting the experienced Premier League referees just now; last week Martin Atkinson was in charge of our 3-1 win at Bournemouth and tomorrow’s home game against Cardiff will be refereed by Mike Dean.
It’s only a few weeks since Dean was at Burnley, just seven weeks to be exact in a game that saw visiting Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino confront him on the pitch at the end although there seemed little to have gone on other than a corner potentially being given incorrectly.
He’s the first to get there but he’s refereed a lot of Premier League games and doesn’t lead the table when it comes to number of games per red card. I believe that honour falls to Phil Dowd.
Some call him celebrity ref, and he does seem to court publicity, but he’s also a very good referee who leads our RATE THE REF Table with a rating of 79.68 out of 100, although his Burnley games have not always been good ones for him.
He’s not shy when it comes to dishing out the cards and he’s totalled 133 yellow and eleven red cards in 32 games this season. Sixty of those yellows have gone to home team players with 73 to away team players. Just three of the three players sent off have been home team players.
His last game was saw him make a rare visit to the Football League for Birmingham’s 1-0 win against Leeds last Saturday. Four players received cards in that game; Birmingham’s Harlee Dean saw yellow along with Leeds trio Pontus Jansson, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez.
The assistant referees are Ian Hussin and Darren Cann. The fourth official is Anthony Taylor whose last Burnley game was the 1-1 home draw against Southampton in February.
A top performance from Dean tomorrow without hogging the limelight and everything will be fine.
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|
|2018/19||Huddersfield||a||2-1||5||2||Y: Mee, Bardsley, Wood, Heaton R: Brady|