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Meet The Ref - Chelsea v Latics - Mike Dean

Meet The Ref - Chelsea v Latics - Mike Dean



This weekends Chelsea v Latics game at Stamford Bridge will be refereed by Wirral based official, Mike Dean

This will be the first time Dean has officiated a Latics game this season, though he has taken charge of Chelsea on two occasions, both away, both wins, Southampton 51- and Spurs 4-2

Mike Dean's last Latics game was our 4-0 victory over Newcastle at the DW Stadium last April, a great performance that day from both the Latics and the referee

The 44 year old 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 v Argentina game back in 2007 in Melbourne, nice work if you can get it.

In a recent interview Dean describes the Australia Vs Argentina game as his favourite match that he has been involved with, 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 quickly 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.

Mike Dean Card Watch 2012/13

Games - 26
Yellows - 96
Reds - 4

Chelsea v Wigan Athletic (3pm)
Referee Mike Dean
Assistants J Collin, C Breakspear
Fourth Official Kevin Friend




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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday February 5 2013
Time: 7:00AM

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Is he the best in the Prem? Been lucky for us over the past few seasons
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04/02/2013 23:39:00
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