Dean in charge of Newcastle game
Mike Dean, the longest serving Premier League referee, will be in the middle for our home game tomorrow night against Newcastle United.
It will be the 11th time he’s refereed one of our Premier League games, bringing him level with Martin Atkinson, and his 33rd Burnley game in total since he was the man in charge when Chris Waddle scored his only Burnley goal and Eddie Howe headed his first Bournemouth goal in a 2-2 draw at Burnley twenty years ago this week.
Now aged 49, he’s the most experienced referee in the Select Group but can often be the most controversial, as we saw with his inability to get penalty decisions correct at Southampton last season, this the same referee who had allowed both West Brom goals to stand against us in the 2-2 draw in February 2015.
Even so, he’s right up there in third place in RATE THE REF with a rating of 79.52 out of 100; the only two players above him are Neil Swarbrick and Chris Kavanagh who have had limited Burnley games.
He rarely referees in the Football League now; his last such game was Sheffield United’s home win against Bolton last season. This season he’s refereed a total seven games, one in the Premier League followed by last Wednesday’s League Cup tie between Spurs and West Ham at Wembley.
There were no cards in that game but in the six Premier League games there have been 23 yellow cards and one red card. Of those yellows, ten have gone to home team players and thirteen to away team players.
The red card was certainly a controversial one in a game that also saw him show ten yellow cards. He sent off Raheem Sterling for a second yellow for alleged over celebration of their stoppage time winner at Bournemouth.
He refereed our last game against Newcastle, the 3-3 draw at St. James’ Park on New Year’s Day 2015 and has since refereed us on five occasions. Hopefully tomorrow will not see one of his controversial days.
The assistant referees are Simon Long (Cornwall) and Ian Hussin (Merseyside). The fourth official is Lee Mason (Bolton) whose last Burnley game was our 1-1 draw against Spurs at Wembley.
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|