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August 2021

Untold Ref Review: Swansea City 1 – 1 Chelsea

Today’s referee is Andre Marriner –

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Andre Marriner (2012-01-31)
Period 1
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
3 OTHER Mereiles Allen C Pull 1
4 OTHER Allen Mereiles C Trip 1
4 OTHER Allen Mereiles C Mereiles was clearly unhappy with the fact that Allen kicked the ball in his private parts after the foul. Ref had to cam them down a bit 2
7 OTHER Romeu Dyer C Jump in the back 1
8 OTHER Cole Dyer C Pull 1
11 OFFSIDE Swansea C assumed correct 1
13 OTHER Taylor Sturridge C One footed frontal tackle 1
13 YELLOW Taylor C Came in with only one foot, but it was frontal and thus dangerous 2
21 OTHER Williams Torres C Push 1
21 OTHER Cole Dyer NC Jumped and went to the ground, no real challenge or contact to be seen 1
29 OTHER Swansea7 Luis NC Push not given 1
39 OTHER Mata Rangel C Attempted to trip him, Angel tried to stay on his feet but went down after all, but was a foul 1
39 GOAL Swansea C correct goal 3
40 OTHER Sigurdson Cole C Obstruction 1
41 OTHER Sturridge Sinclair C Push 1
43 OTHER Cole Rangel C Studs on his shin, came late on the ball 1
43 OTHER Cole C Ref has a word as Cole shows a bit frustration and tries to calm him down 1
44 OTHER Cole Sigurdson C Came in from behind 1
44 YELLOW Cole C a couple of consecutive fouls, shown some frustration, a well deserved yellow card 2
45 OTHER Malouda Britton C Kick on the ankle, missed the ball 1
45 YELLOW Malouda C a bit reckless and caught the player full on the ankle, correct booking 2
Period 2
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
47 OTHER Romeu Allen C Trip 1
48 OTHER Rangel Malouda C Pulled him back when he got away from him 1
48 YELLOW Rangel C Breaking up a possible promising attack, no chance of playin the ball 2
50 OFFSIDE Swansea C assumed correct 1
50 OTHER Sturridge Taylor C Push signalled by the assistant 1
51 OTHER Williams Torres C Held him so he couldn’t run to the ball 1
52 OTHER Bosingwa Sinclair C Trip 1
54 OTHER Sigurdson Mereiles C Came a bit late 1
55 OTHER Dyer Luiz C Hanging all over him 1
62 OTHER Luiz Sigurdson C Trip 1
63 OTHER Ivanocic Sigurdson C Trip 1
63 OTHER Ivanocic C Ref gives him a warning to leave it out, could have been a yellow card 1
70 OTHER Luiz Dyer C Trip 1
70 OTHER Graham Luiz C push in the back 1
72 OTHER Essien Allen C Trip 1
73 OFFSIDE Swansea C assumed correct 1
81 OTHER Rangel Torres C Trip 1
85 OTHER Cole Dyer C Trip 1
85 YELLOW Cole C Came late no chance of playing the ball 2
85 RED Cole C His second yellow card 3
87 OTHER Mereiles Dyer C Trip 1
87 YELLOW Mereiles C Frustration tackle, correct card 2
87 OTHER Luiz Dyer C Rotational fouling on Dyer? 1
87 YELLOW Luiz NC Ref should have booked him also, but left it this time 2
93 GOAL Chelsea C A lucky goal but correct one 3
94 OTHER Lukaku Allen C Pull 1
94 OTHER Lukaku Williams C Trip 1
94 OTHER Mereiles Allen C Trip 1

A great performance from the ref with an amazing high score all round.

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Andre Marriner (2012-01-31)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
GOAL 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 1 1 100.00
OTHER 14 16 87.50
YELLOW 3 3 100.00
TOTAL 19 21 90.48
WEIGHTED 22 24 91.67
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
GOAL 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 2 2 100.00
OTHER 20 20 100.00
RED 1 1 100.00
YELLOW 3 4 75.00
TOTAL 27 28 96.43
WEIGHTED 34 36 94.44
Totals Called Total Correct %
GOAL 2 2 100.00
OFFSIDE 3 3 100.00
OTHER 34 36 94.44
RED 1 1 100.00
YELLOW 6 7 85.71
TOTAL 46 49 93.88
WEIGHTED 56 60 93.33

Look at that a total score of 93% is very high.  Marinner clearly is a ref in form for the moment as he also did very well in our game against Blackburn the other week. Refs do have a form like players do. There are periods you seem to have eyes in the back of your head and moments when you cant see a blatant foul under your nose. Marinner is having a great time for the moment.

BIAS SUMMARY – Andre Marriner (2012-01-31)
Period 1 Swansea City % Chelsea % Total
Correct For 12 60.00 8 40.00 20
Correct For Weighted 16 64.00 9 36.00 25
Incorrect Against 0 0.00 2 100.00 2
Incorrect Against Weighted 0 0.00 2 100.00 2
Fouls Commited 7 46.67 8 53.33 15
Fouls Penalised 5 71.43 8 100.00 13
Period 2 Swansea City % Chelsea % Total
Correct For 16 59.26 11 40.74 27
Correct For Weighted 20 58.82 14 41.18 34
Incorrect Against 1 100.00 0 0.00 1
Incorrect Against Weighted 2 100.00 0 0.00 2
Fouls Commited 8 38.10 13 61.90 21
Fouls Penalised 8 100.00 13 100.00 21
Totals Swansea City % Chelsea % Total
Correct For 28 59.57 19 40.43 47
Correct For Weighted 36 61.02 23 38.98 59
Incorrect Against 1 33.33 2 66.67 3
Incorrect Against Weighted 2 50.00 2 50.00 4
Fouls Commited 15 41.67 21 58.33 36
Fouls Penalised 13 86.67 21 100.00 34

And if we look at the bias index we see that he only made 3 mistakes in the game. Another great example of a ref having a great day on the field. If all ref reviews would come up with such scores I would call it a day and proclaim the PGMO as the best organisation in the world.

Don’t worry, this is more the exception to the general rule. But would love to see more such scores.

6 comments to Untold Ref Review: Swansea City 1 – 1 Chelsea

  • Gooner4Ever

    Could you publish this statistic of Howard Webb in the match Sundeland versus Arsenal?

  • bob

    Patience mate, it’s not automatic; someone is viewing and analyzing to do a quality job. You don’t have to ask for it, no one is paid and it’s done from the heart. Patience, please.

  • WalterBroeckx

    I don’t know if we will be able to do this game to be honest. One of our ref reviewers is temporary out of action. And there are still a lot of other reviews to be done from games in the EPL. But we have a record of it so if we can catch up a bit it still might come.

  • Donnyfan1

    Fantastic score and virtually NO BIAS, Webb- Dowd and Dean please note. We can stand a certain amount of incompetence if it is FAIR incompetence. Bias–concious or not– leaves everyone who loves the game feeling tainted, unclean and nasty. Any ref who cannot cope should clear off!!

  • bob

    Ref Reviewer #? It would be kind and instructive and de-mystifying to readers hear to have you weigh in on some questions. Refreshingly, you write: there are “moments when you cant see a blatant foul under your nose.” Fine, but how is this possible? Is this down to fatigue? What goes into a slump like this? What happens to a ref when this occurs say more than once; or more than once in the same game? This said, do you feel that there should be ref press conferences after a game? Do you feel that PGMO ref reports should be made public the week after every game? Is there any training that is based on such mistakes? When does it take place? Any mid-season adjustments? After the season? Is there post-game reviewing by the ref and his peers for quality control purposes? If so, please describe. If not, why not?

    I think it’s due time that our Ref Reviewers, whose work is appreciated, be asked to help us understand what really goes on. If this means undoing the black wall of silence, please do and help us to learn what is going on as much as you can or will. Cheers.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Bob, very interesting questions and I will try to give them an answer in a separate article in the next days.

    I think the answer to those questions earn that it will be read by as many people as possible. If I would do this in the comment section it might get lost.