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Magic moment ref for Blackburn game

last updated Tuesday 20th November 2007, 11:06 AM

Mike Dean, from Heswall in The Wirrall, Cheshire and is in his eighth Premiership season. At 39, he is one of the Barclaycard Premiership's youngest referees, but the Merseyside shift supervisor turned full-time ref has already taken charge of a FA Community Shield and so should be undaunted by the league's multi-millionaire stars. Mike was suspended by the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL)for the last 3 months of 2004/2005. He had got himself involved with Arbitros (Spanish for ‘referees’) Racing, an online horse racing syndicate, and an advert in the Racing Post read “Join Premiership referee Mike Dean in this exciting new venture.” This was against the terms of his contract, as he was using his status to his advantage.He also failed to request permission to get involved. He was suspended on the eve of Newcastle vs Bolton, which he was due to referee at St James’ Park, and was replaced by Steve Dunn. He was later suspended until 31st May, and returned to the Premiership in late August after coming home from a Turkey tournament.Ref Dean has been present at a number of key moments in Fulham's recent history. He was in-charge of the game against Wolves which ended our record breaking 10 game winning run in 1999-2000, he was in-charge of our first Premiership home game, he was in-charge of the game where Barthez out psyched Steed over a penalty, he was in-charge of the Middlesbrough game when Fulham scored two in the last few moments to take a draw with Gentleman Jim nearly bursting a blood vessel, the brawl at West Brom and most recently he was in charge of the delicious victory against the Blues of Fulham Broadway. We have won three of the nine premiership games Mr Dean has managed. In his nine games he has issued 33 yellow and 5 red cards which is above average for Premiership games. On a more positive note of the cards he has issued Fulham players received 13 yellows and 3 reds and 5 of the yellows and 2 of the reds were in the rumble at The Hawthorns.Hopefully Mr Dean has a quiet game that ends in a Fulham win on Sunday.

Referee Stats - 2006/2007

Ref Dean's whistle useage rate so far this  season is a bit higher than his career average while  his yellow and red per match figure is currently at an all time high.It seems that Mr Dean's suspension following involvement in a horse racing syndicate may have left him a bit annoyed as he has turned into Mr Angry. This season he is now the top yellow and red carder in the Premiership.

      Mr. Bennett's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos Total Match Avg
Games 9             7      
Fouls 236 26.2 7th 177 25.0
Yellows 48 5.3 1st 24 3.4
Reds 4 0.4 1st 1 0.2
Penalties 2 0.2 7th 1 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 4.9 1st - 7.4
Homer? (2006-2007)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
9 133 26 2 2 103 22 2 0 236 48 4 2
      56% 54% 50% 100% 44% 46% 50% 0%                        
Premiership Average
7 50% 44% 62% 76% 50% 56% 38% 24% 177 24 1 1
Ref Dean's foul and yellow stats could indicate an unusual anti-home bias . At least with penalty decisions he is favouring home squads at the moment.

Hopefully he is even handed all round on Sunday.
Previous Fulham games what was reffed by Mike Dean
20-01-2007 Premier Fulham 1-1 Tottenham 5y 1r
Bookings: Brown, Helguson (sent off 53), Queudrue (Fulham) Dawson, Malbranque (Tottenham)
A linesman with X-ray vision was able to see the ball touch a Fulham player and thereby put Pascal Chimbonda onside for Spurs' desperate last minute equaliser..
18-12-2006 Premier Fulham 2-1 Middlesbro 0y 0r
Bookings: None
19-03-2006 Premier Fulham 1-0 Chelsea 5y 1r
Bookings: Brown (Fulham) Carvalho, Drogba, Huth, Makelele, Gallas (sent off 90) (Chelsea)
THE GAME. Not only did Fulham Broadway get done they lost their heads with 4 yellows and a red. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho. Everytime I think of this game I can't stop laughing.
18-09-2004 Premier West Brom 1-1 Fulham 7y 3r
Bookings: Clement, Purse, Clement (sent off 84), (West Brom) Green, John, Knight, Legwinski, Van der Sar, Diop (sent off 61), Cole (sent off 85) (Fulham)
The brawl with The Baggies after referee Mark Halsey had turned The Cottagers over in the 3-0 defeat by Arsenal.
09-05-2004 Premiership Fulham 0-1 Arsenal 4y 0r
Bookings: Davis (Fulham) Henry, Parlour, Vieira (Arsenal)
12-04-2004 Premiership Fulham 3-4 Blackburn 0y 0r
After 12 minutes of the game, Blackburn frontman Stead was left clutching his face after an incident involving Zat Knight. Fulham centre-back Knight appeared to run into the Rovers striker as the duo ran back from a home attack. Blackburn players gestured that Knight had headbutted Stead but referee Mike Dean consulted his assistant and took no action. After the game the F. A. gave Zat an immediate 3 game suspension.
24-08-2002 Premiership Middlesbro 2-2 Fulham 5y 0r
Bookings: Ehiogu, Geremi, Marinelli (Middlesbro) Finnan, Malbranque (Fulham)
19-10-2002 Premiership Fulham 1-1 Man Utd 4y 0r
Bookings: Marlet (Fulham) Barthez, Beckham, Blanc (Man Utd)
This was the game where Barthez out psyched Steed over a penalty. Later Ref Dean was asked about the event. He said: " The Barthez penalty behaviour certainly generated some talking points and I learnt something that day as well. I will make sure everyone is ready in future before I blow my whistle to avoid anything like that again. Before a penalty there is a lot to look for with players trying to encroach and so you have a lot of possible distractions. As I said I will wait until everyone is ready before blowing my whistle and then there is no misunderstandings". (Ed: Thats good then!!)
22-08-2001 Premiership Fulham 2-0 Sunderland 2y 0r
Bookings: Craddock, McCartney (Sunderland)
Fulham's first home game in the Premiership and debut game for some of Jean Tigana's signings
No Fulham games with Mike Dean this season
19-10-1999 Championship Fulham 0-1 Wolves 4y 1r
Bookings: Peschisolido (Fulham) Muscat, Pollet, Sedgley (Wolves)
The game that ended Fulham's 10 game winning run.
09-03-1999 League One Luton 0-4 Fulham 2y 1r
Bookings: McKinnon (Luton) Finnan (Fulham)
28-02-1998 League One Blackpool 2-1 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Lawrence, Trollope (Fulham)
Since 1998
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