SPURS vs WEST HAM
S Long, I Hussin
Mike Dean is officiating our game against West Ham United on Saturday so what sort of official is he?
He has officiated in 9 Premier League games this season, only 2 referees have officiated in 10 games (A. Taylor, M. Oliver) and 1 other referee (M. Atkinson) in 9 games so clearly he is a trusted figure among officials.
Dean has handed out 38 yellow cards (average 4.22 per game) and 2 red cards (0.22 per game). Taylor and Oliver have given 35 (average 3.5 per game), Atkinson 32 (average 4.22 per game) and only Atkinson has sent a player off (average 0.11 per game).
Dean has awarded 219 fould (average 24.33 per game). Taylor has awarded 263 (average 26.3 per game), Oliver has awarded 235 (average 23.5 per game) and Atkinson has awarded 204 (average 22.67 per game).
There are the statistics. We have been appointed an experienced official, is that good or bad?