Premiership referees stats – useful for betting (part 3)

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Premiership referees stats – userful for betting (part 3)

HALF-WAY THERE.

As we come to the half-way stage of the season a look at the refereeing stats won’t go amiss.

The select Group of Premiership referees has it’s usual new faces.
Steve Bennett and Alan Wiley Have both retired to become Referee Coaches. They have been replaced by Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor. Oliver became the youngest ever to referee a Premiership game when he took charge of the Birmingham – Blackburn match in August 2010. He beat the record set two years earlier by Stuart Attwell.

Seven members of this years Select group, namely M. Atkinson, S. Attwell, M. Clattenburg, M. Dean, A. Marriner, L. Probert and H. Webb, are "F.I.F.A. listed" and therefore  eligible for appointment to U.E.F.A. and F.I.F.A. International Games.
Up to the present time only four of them have had other than domestic appointments.
It would appear that they have come down fairly hard on the teams they’ve been controlling.

M.Atkinson     3 games 14 yellows  0 reds.  Average  4.66 cards per game.
M.Clattenberg  4   "   15   "      0   " .     "     3.75   "    "    " .
M.Dean         3   "   17   "      2   " .     "     6.33   "    "    " .
H.Webb         4   "   19   "      0   " .     "     4.75   "    "    " .

Of these four only three had non-domestic appointments the last season.

M.Atkinson     8 Games 38 yellows  0 reds.  Average  4.75 cards per game.
M.Dean         4   "    2    "     0   " .     "     0.50   "    "    " .
H.Webb        10   "   53    "     1   " .     "     5 40   "    "    " .

H.Webbs figures include his stint at the World Cup Finals.

    Domestic Stats for this season’s half-way mark. 2009/2010 Full Season Totals.

            Matches. Total. Yellows. Reds. Average. Matches. Total. Yellows. Reds. Average.
L.Mason        15      74      69      5     4.50.     35     113      106     7    3.22.
M.Atkinson     16      72      64      8     3.90.     40     155      149     6    3.87.
M.Jones        19      71      69      2     3.73.     33     115      110     5    3.48.
P.Dowd         18      70      64      6     3.88.     39     140      135     5    3.58.
A.Taylor       17      70      62      8     4.11.      2       5        5     0    2.50.
M.Dean         18      66      63      3     3.66.     41     153      146     7    3.73.
A.Marriner     17      62      60      2     3.64.     37     125      115    10    3.37.
K.Friend       16      58      55      3     3.62.     13      46       42     4    3.53
L.Probert      17      54      49      5     3.17.     33     126      119     7    3.81.
M.Oliver       16      54      48      6     3.37.  Newcomer.
H.Webb         18      52      51      1     2.88.     35      68       64     4    1.79.
M.Clattenberg  17      52      49      3     3.05.     42     110      105     5    2.61.
P.Walton       14      50      45      5     3.57.     36      97       91     6    2.69.
C.Foy          18      43      43      0     2.38.     36     112      107     5    3.11
S.Attwell      11      43      42      1     3.90.     26      99       95     4    3.80
M.Halsey       15      39      38      1     2.60.  Sick Leave

As you will realise stats are nothing on their own.
Obviously some referees are stricter than others. The figures show that some are much quicker to reach for the "RED" than others.
For instance, this season, A.Taylor is flashing the red card every other game. Whilst C.Foy has still to issue his first.
Last season’s top red carder was A. Marriner averaging a red about each fourth game.
For me the guys to watch are those with the low average per game. They are to ones you want in charge of games when you are betting on cards.
They always seem more reliable that the "flashers". Who are often inconsistent in the way they run their games.
One thing we can be sure of, is that we probably have the best panel of Top Class Referees in the world.
Don’t forget, Bet Sensibly.


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