Dean to blow first whistle of 2019
Burnley travel to Huddersfield tonight and the game will be refereed by Mike Dean, the Premier League’s most experienced match official.
It will be his second Burnley game this season; he refereed the 0-0 draw at Leicester back in November. It was an outstanding performance from a referee who is currently top of RATE THE REF alongside Andre Marriner with both having ratings of 78.54 out of 100.
It’s a long time since he first refereed a Burnley game. We have to go back to 1997 when we drew 2-2 at home against Bournemouth in a game that saw manager Chris Waddle score his only Burnley goal and future manager Eddie Howe score his first Football League goal.
There were only two yellow cards in that game at Leicester, but Dean is, undoubtedly, one of the heavier carders in the league. He’s refereed 17 games this season, of which 15 have been in the Premier League. There have been 71 yellow and seven red cards in those games.
Of those yellow cards, 35 have gone to home team players and 36 to away team players. He’d sent off all of Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) and Joe Ralls (Cardiff) prior to our game at Leicester but he’s been busy with his red card again recently with four players sent off in his last five games. Jan Vertonghen was the first of those four in Spurs’ 4-2 defeat at Arsenal. In his next game he dismissed DeAndre Yedlin as Newcastle were beaten 2-1 at home against Wolves.
The next game was red card free but he’s sent off Brighton’s Lewis Dunk in their 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth and Manchester City’s Fabian Delph as they were beaten 2-1 at Leicester on Boxing Day.
That Boxing Day game was his most recent in which there were also four yellow cards. Leicester had Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy carded alongside City pair John Stones and David Silva.
He sometimes appears as if he wants to be the star of the show, but there is no doubt that when he referees well he remains one of our best officials.
The assistant referees are Darren Cann and Dan Robathan. The fourth official is Michael Oliver who refereed our Boxing Day game against Everton.
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|