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Referee Stats – EPL 2012/13

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Referee Mark Clattenburg during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Norwich City at St Mary’s Stadium on November 28, 2012 in Southampton, England.

We’ve been stats happy here at Debatable Decisions towers thisweek and what better stat for the number one referee analysis site to provide than how many big incorrect decisions each referee has made this season.

As you can see, Mark Clattenburg has averaged 1.3 big incorrect decisions per game he has refereed this season, a remarkably poor record for a referee with such experience who is considered one of the best in the world.

Roger East at least has the excuse of a debut season and baptism of fire to fall back on.

At the other end of the scale is Lee Probert who is yet to be involved in a big incorrect decision during his 10 games in the Premier League this season, a wonderful achievement and a marked improvement on his average of 0.6 per game last season.

Honourable mentions for Neil Swarbrick, Mike Dean and Martin Atkinson who have all made a good start to the season. However, criticising glances in the direction of Mark Halsey, Andre Marriner and Michael Oliver who only just missed out on the ignominy of joining the “one a game” club.

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