- Referee: Neil Swarbrick
- Assistant 1: Andy Garratt
- Assistant 2: Mike Mullarkey
- 4th Official: Michael Jones
Good morning stat-fans and welcome to RefWatch… Hi guys – we’ve only had one game for Neil Swarbrick and Arsenal so there’s not that much to say in this RefWatch. I will cover what there is of his history with Wolverhampton so take from that what you can.
Asian Handicap (betting line) market:
|2.025||1 1/4 – 0||1.875|
The Under/Over market:
We are the firm bookies favorites for this one on the handicap and this is also reflected in the Fixed Odds market with us priced up as 1.410 – so not much value there if you are looking to back the Gunners… also this game – despite being a late midweek fixture – is slightly ‘under the radar’ in terms of exposure as it is a non Sky/ESPN and starting at the same time as the Manchester United and Manchester City fixtures.
Let’s have a look at the Referee:
- Full name: Neil Swarbrick
- Date of birth:
- Place of birth:
- EPL/ECH Referee Since: 2005/2006
- EPL/ECH Games to date: 84
It’s Neil Swarbrick again… you remember him:
|2011/2012||77.780%||Sunderland 1 – 2 Arsenal|
Let’s check out his stats!
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Neil Swarbrick has had 6 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers consisting of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in 25th in Neil Swarbrick’s personal Points Per Game League (for teams with a minimum of 1 matches played), for matches in the EPL/ECH, with an average of 1.17 PPG.
In Neil Swarbrick’s personal Handicap Swing League (for teams with a minimum of 1 matches played), for matches in the EPL/ECH, Wolverhampton Wanderers come 1st with an average positive swing of 1.48.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in 4th in Neil Swarbrick’s personal Booking’s Per Match League (for teams with a minimum of 1 matches played), for matches in the EPL/ECH, with an overall average of 0.50 BPM.
In Neil Swarbrick’s personal Fouls Per Booking League (for teams with a minimum of 1 matches played), for matches in the EPL/ECH, Wolverhampton Wanderers come 2nd with an overall average of 25.67 FPB.
It is fairly worrying to see such disparity in the booking lines for Wolverhampton under Swarbrick compared with that of their opposition – especially if you consider that Wolves have blown the graph in the 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 seasons with 22 and 25 FPB respectively.
Wolverhampton’s form has improved dramatically recently under Neil Swarbrick (as can be seen in the 2010/2011 season where they smashed a ten man Blackpool four goals to nil.
Above is a seasonal breakdown on how, when and where Wolverhampton Wanderers took all their bookings under Neil Swarbrick.
As you can see – what bookings Wolverhampton do take under Swarbrick – they take them very late indeed, so late in fact that they are hardly worth mentioning.
Above is a seasonal breakdown on how, when and where Wolverhampton Wanderers’s opposition took all their bookings under Neil Swarbrick.
Wolverhampton Wanders opposition also take, on average, late bookings – although I know that in the 2010/2011 season in the game against Blackpool; Campbell was sent off just before half time – so there is an issue with the graph when it comes to Red card time representation, I would say that the time is doubled along with the booking points (which is why it looks so late). I will fix this bug before the next match – apologies.
At this point we would normaly check out the Away team [Arsenal], alas Neil Swarbrick has had 1 games for Arsenal [an away game against Sunderland that we won 1-2] so we don’t have any nice graphs – sorry – FYI we had a AH swing of +0.38 in that match which is entirely normal for a win.
Let’s move on now to check out how Neil Swarbrick performs against selected teams in the EPL:
As Neil is a relative new boy to the EPL I have just generated some data for current EPL teams of interest [that Neil Swarbrick may also have refereed in the ECH].
Q.P.R. and West Brom look the standout performers under Swarbrick but you can also see that Wolves had a good game last season performance wise. Everton had a result under Swarbrick this season also and I left them in as it seemed to stand out. Looking at it again – Queens Park Rangers figures are really as impressive as they are consistent, I’m so glad we didn’t have him when we played them… not that it would have made much of a difference considering we got Deaned.
The Predictortron gives Wolverhampton Wanderers a -0.956250 of a goal disadvantage….
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