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So what is wrong with PL refs: a case study, Mason

by Walter Broeckx

In our series to find out with which ref some teams perform better than average we have referee Lee Mason next.

But first let me explain in short the average, under and over thing you see in the last row. This is for new readers of course. Regular readers can skip this text and go to the table.

When you see “average” it means that the results of the team in general are not that far away with the results when the ref is in charge. It is in fact what one should hope to see most.

When we see “over” it means that the team in question is doing much better and in some cases much much better than they usual do.

And when you see “under” it means that the team is doing bad compared to their usual win percentage.

So let us see the results of the teams under referee Mason

Total won draw lost won draw lost Achieving
Arsenal

797

426

212

159

53,45%

26,60%

19,95%

Mason

13

7

4

2

53,85%

30,77%

15,38%

Average
Aston Villa

797

287

249

261

36,01%

31,24%

32,75%

Mason

19

7

10

2

36,84%

52,63%

10,53%

Average
Chelsea

797

414

206

177

51,94%

25,85%

22,21%

Mason

15

10

4

1

66,67%

26,67%

6,67%

Over
Everton

797

282

230

285

35,38%

28,86%

35,76%

Mason

22

9

6

7

40,91%

27,27%

31,82%

Average
Fulham

443

137

128

178

30,93%

28,89%

40,18%

Mason

20

7

5

8

35,00%

25,00%

40,00%

Average
Liverpool

797

389

203

205

48,81%

25,47%

25,72%

Mason

16

6

6

4

37,50%

37,50%

25,00%

Under
Man City

607

226

159

222

37,23%

26,19%

36,57%

Mason

11

6

2

3

54,55%

18,18%

27,27%

Over
MU

797

520

165

112

65,24%

20,70%

14,05%

Mason

10

8

1

1

80,00%

10,00%

10,00%

Over
Newcastle

717

284

192

241

39,61%

26,78%

33,61%

Mason

12

3

4

5

25,00%

33,33%

41,67%

Under
Norwich

227

68

72

87

29,96%

31,72%

38,33%

Mason

5

1

1

3

20,00%

20,00%

60,00%

Average
QPR

227

71

57

99

31,28%

25,11%

43,61%

Mason

10

2

4

4

20,00%

40,00%

40,00%

Under
Reading

101

31

21

49

30,69%

20,79%

48,51%

Mason

11

7

1

3

63,64%

9,09%

27,27%

Over
Southampton

531

155

146

230

29,19%

27,50%

43,31%

Mason

5

0

2

3

0,00%

40,00%

60,00%

Under
Stoke

177

53

54

70

29,94%

30,51%

39,55%

Mason

22

7

9

6

31,82%

40,91%

27,27%

Average
Sunderland

443

119

112

212

26,86%

25,28%

47,86%

Mason

17

8

3

6

47,06%

17,65%

35,29%

Over
Swansea

63

20

21

22

31,75%

33,33%

34,92%

Mason

10

4

3

3

40,00%

30,00%

30,00%

Over
Tottenham

797

307

210

280

38,52%

26,35%

35,13%

Mason

10

6

2

2

60,00%

20,00%

20,00%

Over
WBA

253

62

64

127

24,51%

25,30%

50,20%

Mason

14

2

5

7

14,29%

35,71%

50,00%

Under
West Ham

641

210

164

267

32,76%

25,59%

41,65%

Mason

9

1

4

4

11,11%

44,44%

44,44%

Under
Wigan

291

81

73

137

27,84%

25,09%

47,08%

Mason

10

4

1

5

40,00%

10,00%

50,00%

Over

First remark we have to make is that Mason does games of all the current teams in the PL. So that gives us 20 teams to look at.

Let us start with the teams who over achieve when he is around.  Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Reading, Sunderland, Swansea, Tottenham and Wigan are the teams who do much better when he is the ref in charge than can be expected.  Some of those teams are teams close to the top or the top so is rather something that can be understood. The only missing team to say that he is favourable for the top teams is Arsenal in fact. But Reading is the most amazing team he does. A very high win % for a team going down I think. By the way that is 8 teams who over perform when Mason is around.

Let us move to the teams who perform close to their overall league average win %. We have Arsenal, Aston Villa, Everton, Fulham, Norwich and Stoke.  That is 6 teams who perform rather normal when he is around.

So who are the teams who under perform and can we see rather worrying numbers for one of those teams?  We find Liverpool, Newcastle, QPR, Southampton, WBA and West Ham as the teams who perform not as could be expected.  The score from Southampton looks rather against all odds. No wins at all when he is around. Compare this with the score of Reading who go down and then well where would you put your money on when Mason would do Southampton – Reading? Well I would know now.

Of course this isn’t a guide that you can follow with 100 % certainty. The bounce of the ball on a knee on the wrong moment can change the outcome of any game. A bad day at the office from one of the players can make a certain win turn in to a surprise loss. But the same can be said of the ref of course. A wrong call, a missed foul or an invented foul and the outcome of the game is turned upside down.

Ah, the joy of football… or the despair at times depending on which team you support.

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20 comments to So what is wrong with PL refs: a case study, Mason

  • archwaygunner

    I wonder could you do a map of UK showing where refs are from please

  • Adam

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Select_Group_Referees

    archwaygunner, Hows life in Archway? follow the wiki link and you will get where there from. Halsey isn’t from where they state, He is the only southern referee but is now based in Manchester, go figure? He is actually from Welwyn garden city.

    Kevin friend is based out of Leicester but is from Bristol?

    The rest are pretty much accurate, the closest referee to you would have been Halsey of Hertfordshire but like I stated earlier he was moved to Manchester.

  • Adam

    Refs to look out for next season.

    Robert Madley

    Craig Pawson

    Roger East

  • Anaekwe patrick

    Keep the good work.

  • @babakrdaemi

    Do your stats cover or consider games like today in which web will have evened his man u stats without it damaging them. I was so sure utd would have a player sent off. Back them to concede their first pen in in 18 or so months before the season is out.

    More convinced than ever that the pgmol is fixed.

  • Stuart

    I suppose really what is needed is a look into how many minutes per season each team goes wrongly punished for an incorrect decision ie, how many minutes are we and others affected by an incorrect red card, an incorrect yellow. The team with the lowest number of minutes is certainly benefiting compared to the rest. Might look into it myself for next season if I am not too busy by then.

  • Alan

    I was just wondering – what with Untold’s obsession with refereeing decisions, have any of the people putting all the stats together and generally criticising every referee in the EPL ever refereed a professional football match? Are any of you fully qualified referees? It’s easy to sit in your armchair and criticise but without ever experiencing the decision making processes that a professional referee has to go through you’re not really gonna understand how or why incorrect decisions are made, or maybe even why some decisions you deem incorrect after watching them on TV may actually be correct.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Alan,
    I suspect you are new to the site. I am a qualified referee for more than 10 years (in fact I think for some 14 years I recently discovered).
    The other people who do reviews are also qualified referees.
    So we are not armchair referees.

    And to clarify these articles: this has in fact nothing to do with the decisions on the field if they are correct or not. But more about the statistics as they are

  • Adam

    @Alan,

    Oh dear, yes all the referee’s that review the matches are all fully qualified referee’s.

    Oh dear.

    Alan, I was just wondering, have you ever bothered to read this thoroughly?

  • WalterBroeckx

    And Alan did you know that last season our reviews were read by some PL referees? And they loved our end of the season review. Well some did. Not all I can imagine. I know this from a very very very reliable source.

  • Adam

    Walter @ May 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Do, please, tell us more.

  • Stuart

    Walter,
    Very intrigued.

  • Stuart

    Walter,
    I don’t suppose you can say toomuch on your last comment however, are you able to say whether there has been a noticeable (for you) change in that particular refs stats?

  • WalterBroeckx

    Adam, maybe I will one day 😉

  • Adam

    Well you have my e-mail, I promise I won’t tell.

  • Nick

    I’d like to point out some of your results here are biased, particularly Man City. Over all PL seasons they have a fairly low Win %, since they only became a rich team a few years ago. This means that their Win % is obviously going to be higher in recent years, which is the only time Mason has been able to referee their matches (he has been a PL referee since 2006, missing perhaps half of Man City’s time in the PL).

    Perhaps you should only look at a team’s statistics during the seasons that the referee in question has been officiating in the PL.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Nick,
    in the articles where we looked at each team we have done this taking in account from when the $$$$$ came flooding in

  • WalterBroeckx

    Riley is still picking his randomly chosen refs for the next weekend….He is taking his time.
    One thing is for sure it cannot be Probert against Wigan

  • Sav from Australia

    @WalterBroeckx
    May 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Whoa, Walter. Bombshells, eh?

  • Micko

    @ Walter, Riley is still picking his randomly chosen refs for the next weekend….He is taking his time.

    It was a Bank Holiday in England yesterday which is probably why they haven’t been ‘chosen’ yet.
    I see that Manu have finally had someone sent off this season now that they have already won the League !
    Should also be good for Howard Webb’s figures.