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Arsenal v West Ham United: Matchweek 3 – The Match Officials

by Andrew Crawshaw

Here is the full list of Match Officials for this weekend’s PL games courtesy of premierleague.com :-

Saturday 25 August

12:30 Wolves v Man City

Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistants: Stephen Child, Constantine Hatzidakis

Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

15:00 Arsenal v West Ham

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Mick McDonough
Fourth official: Kevin Friend

AFC Bournemouth v Everton

Referee: Lee Probert
Assistants: Andy Garratt, Dan Robathan
Fourth official: Andre Marriner

Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
Fourth official: Oliver Langford

Southampton v Leicester City

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Andy Halliday
Fourth official: David Coote

17:30 Liverpool v Brighton

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistants: Lee Betts, Simon Long
Fourth official: Craig Pawson

Sunday 26 August

13:30 Watford v Crystal Palace

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn

Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

16:00 Fulham v Burnley

Referee: David Coote
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Matthew Perry
Fourth official: Andre Marriner

16:00 Newcastle v Chelsea

Referee: Paul Tierrney
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Darren Cann
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson

Monday 27 August

20:00 Man Utd v Spurs

Referee: Craig Pawson (pictured above)
Assistants:  Eddie Smart, Richard West
Fourth official: Jonathan Moss

I am glad to say that I was wrong in my supposition that we would be graced with the presence of Mike Dean this weekend but he has been given a weekend off – he is not even  being used as a fourth official .

Michael Oliver, Martin Atkinson, Anthony Taylor and Craig Pawson all have their third matches in three weeks and they have also doubled up as fourth official on one occasion.  I’ll keep an eye on their workloads as the season progresses.

We have Graham Scott on Saturday – He is a member of the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire FA lives in Oxfordshire.  He will be 50 on 10 October this year so is no ‘spring chicken’ and has been on the Select Group of referees since the 2015/16 season.  Here is a breakdown of his matches in The PL so far

Season Matches Involving Arsenal
2016/16 4 None
2016/17 8 None
2017/18 20 Arsenal 5 Huddersfield 0, 29 November 2017      Leicester 3  Arsenal 1, 9 May 2018
2018/19 2 This Saturday, Arsenal v West Ham

According to Wikipedia, the PGMO sought to demote him after the 2016/17 season but he successfully appealed and retained his place for the following season where he was given more matches but was still relatively underused.

Reaching 50 this October he should be in the twilight of his top flight career, but will no doubt soldier on due to the dearth of younger officials.

And here are the referee rankings so far this season

Referee Matches Red cards Yellow cards
Martin Atkinson 2 0 6
Mike Dean 2 1 6
Kevin Friend 2 0 4
Andre Marriner 2 0 5
Michael Oliver 2 1 6
Craig Pawson 2 2 5
Anthony Taylor 2 0 3
Stuart Attwell 1 0 8
Chris Kavanagh 1 0 3
Lee Mason 1 0 5
Jonathan Moss 1 0 4
Graham Scott 1 0 1
Paul Tierney 1 0 3

And last season for referees who got 20 or more games

Referee Matches Red cards Yellow cards
Michael Oliver 30 5 100
Jonathan Moss 29 3 107
Martin Atkinson 28 5 102
Andre Marriner 27 4 72
Anthony Taylor 27 1 93
Mike Dean 25 3 93
Craig Pawson 24 4 81
Kevin Friend 21 0 46
Graham Scott 20 2 47
Neil Swarbrick 20 0 54

Here’s hoping for a good performance on Saturday.

COYG

5 comments to Arsenal v West Ham United: Matchweek 3 – The Match Officials

  • markyb

    Seems Scott is being given a chance to prove he’s up to it by Riley. Will watch with interest.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    @markyb

    That’s the worrying thing, just how far does he have to go to secure his future

  • Gord

    Referee Treatment League

    In no particular order, we have:
    Referee _ _ _ _ _ _ _ G _T _H A C
    Andre Marriner _ _ _ _2 _7 _0 7 0
    Martin Atkinson _ _ _ 2 _3 _3 0 0
    Kevin Friend _ _ _ _ _2 13 _7 6 0
    Mike Dean _ _ _ _ _ _ 2 _9 _4 5 0
    Christopher Kavanagh _1 _0 _0 0 0
    Jonathon Moss _ _ _ _ 1 _4 _0 4 0
    Craig Pawson _ _ _ _ _2 15 11 4 0
    Graham Scott _ _ _ _ _1 _2 _2 0 0
    Anthony Taylor _ _ _ _2 _6 _0 6 0
    Michael Oliver _ _ _ _2 _8 _5 3 0
    Lee Mason _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 11 11 0 1
    Stuart Attwell _ _ _ _1 _6 _3 3 0
    Paul Tierney _ _ _ _ _1 _1 _1 0 0
    G is how many games they’ve done, T is total number of treatments they have overseen, H is the number of home treatments, A is the number of away treatments, and C is the number of cards issued involving treatments.

  • Gord

    In the (recent) past, there has been concern about the diving (simulation) taking place in the EPL. Enough so, that it was made possible to charge a player with simulation after the fact (Successful Deception of a Match Official).

    It is possible for a treatment to be an act of deception, and yet none of those 85 treatments was thought to involve deception (as near as I can tell). So, if all 85 treatments were situations where a player was involved in a collision of some kind (not necessarily with a player) that required, why has only 1 involved a card?

    We know that one of those treatments involved serious injury, as Maitland-Niles is out with a broken fibula. More than half of the treatments were required by the home team. If the officials feel pressured by a home crowd, why did they not feel pressured 46 times this season to issue a card (a card was issued once to Southampton)?

    Only Home: Marriner, Scott, Mason, Tierney
    Only Away: Atkinson, Moss, Taylor