by Andrew Crawshaw
Here is the full list of match officials as listed in the official PL website:-
Saturday 15 September
12:30 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
15:00 AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin
Fourth official: Simon Hooper
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Harry Lennard, Andy Halliday
Fourth official: Tim Robinson
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Simon Long, Neil Davies
Fourth official: Lee Mason
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Richard West
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson
Referee: Lee Probert
Assistants: Simon Beck, Adrian Holmes
Fourth official: David Coote
17:30 Watford v Man Utd
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: Darren Cann, Dan Robathan
Fourth official: Paul Tierney
Sunday 16 September
13:30 Wolves v Burnley
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Mick McDonough
Fourth official: Stuart Attwell
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistants: Stephen Child, Peter Kirkup
Fourth official: David Coote
Monday 17 September
20:00 Southampton v Brighton
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Graham Scott
Still only 15 referees used so far this season, and David Coote has only had one game, although he has 6 as fourth official. No signs yet of Neil Swarbrick, Roger East, Mike Jones, Andy Madley (1 as fourth official) or Simon Hooper (3 as fourth official), who are, I believe, on the panel of available officials.
Martin Atkinson (3 as fourth official) and Anthony Taylor (1 as fourth official) maintain their ‘most used’ badges being allowed to blow their whistles for the fifth week running.
A return for Mike Dean after two weeks break as he takes charge of Watford v Man United, it will be interesting to see if Watford maintain their excellent start to the season.
At Newcastle Arsenal have Lee Probert in charge, assisted by Simon Beck and Adrian Holmes with David Coote as fourth official.
Lee Probert is now 46 years old, was born in South Gloucestershire and is affiliated to Wiltshire Football Association. He has been a member of the Select Group of referees since 2007 and has been in charge of 165 PL matches to date.
In his two previous matches this year Lee has sent off two players and issued 9 yellow cards, among the highest of all referees. I guess that Granit Xhaka and Skhodran Mustafi had better watch out.
Both previous matches ended as 2 – 2 draws, Bournemouth v Everton and Brighton v Fulham
He was the referee in charge of our 2014 FA Cup Final against Hull where he failed to award us any of the four penalties most of us thought we should have been awarded. I suspect we shouldn’t expect any this match either.
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