AND THIS LADIES AND GENTLEMAN IS IT. This is the last Untold Ref Review of the season.
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Today’s referee is Mike Dean –
|MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Mike Dean (2012-04-28)|
|1||OTHER||Maloney||Simpson||NC||“Dangerous play, ref didn’t give foul but did give Newcastle throw in”||1|
|12||OTHER||Caldwell||Ba||NC||“Obstructed his run, not given”||1|
|19||OTHER||Alcaraz||Santon||C||“Trip, late, killed promising attack”||1|
|21||OTHER||Cabaye||Moses||C||“Trip, late challenge, might have been booked”||1|
|25||OTHER||Alcaraz||Ba||NC||“Grabbed shirt, not given”||1|
|25||OTHER||Ba||Boyce||NC||Ba tripped him but ref should have given previous foul||1|
|25||OTHER||Williamson||Maloney||NC||“Push, not given”||1|
|28||OTHER||McArthur||NC||“Handball, not given”||1|
|28||OTHER||Maloney||Jonas||NC||“Push, not given”||1|
|29||OTHER||Ben Arfa||Caldwell||NC||If anything Caldwell fouled Ben Arfa||1|
|34||OTHER||Beausejour||C||Improper throw in||1|
|38||RED||McArthur||NC||“Got yellow, should have been red”||3|
|40||OTHER||Di Santo||Santon||NC||“Shove, not given”||1|
|45||OTHER||Figueroa||Ben Arfa||NC||“Won ball but followed through on Ben Arfa, not given”||1|
|47||GOAL||Di Santo||C||Goal okay||3|
|47||OTHER||Coloccini||NC||“Hanball, not given”||1|
|47||YELLOW||Coloccini||NC||“Intentional handball to stop attack, not given”||2|
|49||OTHER||Maloney||Ben Arfa||C||Attempted trip||1|
|49||OTHER||McArthur||Cisse||C||“Late challenge, trip, a lot of fouls for someone on a yellow, Dean has a word”||1|
|52||OTHER||Cabaye||Moses||NC||“Arm to face, not given”||1|
|63||OFFSIDE||Cisse||NC||“Was just offside, not given”||1|
|69||OTHER||Williamson||Maloney||C||Grabbed/tripped him so as not to go past||1|
|69||YELLOW||Williamson||NC||Should have been cautioned||2|
|72||OTHER||Beausejour||Ben Arfa||C||Pulled him down||1|
|75||OTHER||McArthur||Cabye||C||“Slid in a bit rashly, caught player, linesman flagged it, ref played advantage. McArthur really shouldn’t be on the pitch”||1|
|80||OTHER||Sammon||Williamson||C||“Trip, advantage played”||1|
|84||OTHER||Maloney||R Taylor||C||Pulled him back||1|
Here is the ref review of the match between Wigan and Newcastle refereed by Mike Dean. It was a tale of two halves.
Wigan came out strong in the first half. Victor Moses scored a couple of nice goals before 15 minutes were off the clock. After that all the calls seemed to go against Newcastle, including McArthur being spared a red card for a two-footed lunge on Yohan Cabaye. As it was, Newcastle never managed to get back into the match and Wigan added two more goals to make it 4-0 at the end of the half.
Dean’s performance in the second half was better although I felt he should have booked a couple of Newcastle players: Coloccini for handling, and Williamson for an unsporting challenge. The wrong calls in the second half favoured Newcastle but it did not really matter because the match was basically over by halftime. Papiss Cissé did hit the woodwork twice, but there were no goals in this half and the score ended 4-0.
|COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-04-28)|
|Period 1||Called||Total||Correct %|
|Period 2||Called||Total||Correct %|
A bad first half score followed by a better second half performance. With the game seemingly over maybe there was no need more to be a bad ref?
|BIAS SUMMARY – Mike Dean (2012-04-28)|
|Period 1||Wigan Athletic||%||Newcastle United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||19||59.38||13||40.63||32|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||1||7.69||12||92.31||13|
|Period 2||Wigan Athletic||%||Newcastle United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||7||38.89||11||61.11||18|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||7||100.00||0||0.00||7|
|Totals||Wigan Athletic||%||Newcastle United||%||Total|
|Correct For Weighted||26||52.00||24||48.00||50|
|Incorrect Against Weighted||8||40.00||12||60.00||20|
In the bias score we see a clear advantage towards Wigan in the first half. In the second half with the game won by Wigan it was time to cover his tracks maybe?
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