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Meet The Ref - Wolves v Latics - Mike Dean

Meet The Ref - Wolves v Latics - Mike Dean


The Boxing Day clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic at Molineux will be refereed by none other than Wirral referee Mike Dean.

The 41 year old whistle blower took charge of the Latics v Chelsea game at the DW Stadium earlier this season and we all know how that ended, let`s hope for a better result on Sunday!

The Wirral official started refereeing in 1985 and progressed through from the Northern Premier League to the Premier League when he got his first top flight appointment in 2000, Deano, as he his known to his Wirral friends, took charge of the Australia Vs Argentina game back in 2007 in Melbourne, nice work if you can get it.


In a recent interview with refworld.com Dean describes the Australia Vs Argentina game as his favourite match, below is an excerpt from the interview:


How did you get introduced into refereeing?

Got into it as a hobby just to keep fit and enjoy. I also had plenty of help from people on the Wirral who though I had something to offer.


What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Refereeing a full International match in Melbourne between Australia and Argentina this year, which was a chance in a lifetime fixture to receive.


What is the best game you have officiated and why?

The above game, as I said, a great appointment for any Referee to fly to the other side of the world and Referee two teams who did so well in the last FIFA World Cup.


What skills do you think you need to become a professional referee?

You need to be good at what you do, and must be able to bounce back quickly from any setbacks because you only have a week before your next game so you need to re-focus as quick as possible.


Who has been the biggest influence in your career and why?

Probably my dad in the early years and my wife and family in recent times. They have supported me all the way along me refereeing journey through many highs and one or two lows.


In your opinion who is/was the best Referee?

Has to be George Courtney, looked the part, used common sense (when you were allowed to) and had full respect of the players. Oh and Chris Foy.


Nice one Deano.

Mike Dean Card Watch 2010/11

Games - 19, yellows 73, reds3




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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Monday December 20 2010
Time: 10:58AM

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Always looks like he's a right miserable sod
worbo
20/12/2010 11:02:00
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By the looks of Molineux,I think this guys got a week off from doing his job
The_Belfast_Latic
21/12/2010 19:06:00
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