Meet the Referee – Andre Marriner

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s spotlight for our man in the middle falls on Andre Marriner, who was appointed the referee for the Swans v Stoke City game on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

Andre Marriner
Andre Marriner

Referee Marriner was assisted by Scott Ledger and Simon Long, with Kevin Johnson the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Andre Marriner
DOB: Janaury 1st, 1971
Birthplace: Sheldon, West Midlands.

Interesting Fact:  Marriner has been the referee for several memorable Swans games over the last 12 years – the Forest play-off semi-final home leg and the crazy end-of-season goal fest against Blackpool to name a few.

He has also made the headlines in 2015, when he infuriated Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, who claimed both goals against his side at the Liberty in the 2:2 draw should have been disallowed.

Swans fans may also remember the Liverpool away game in Decemeber 2014, when he sent off Jonjo Shelvey for catching Emre Can with a swinging arm, but Raheem Sterling got away without even a caution for raising his hand towards the face of Federico Fernandez.

And who could possibly forget the FA Cup Quarter Final defeat to Manchester City at the Liberty in March 2019, thanks to Sergio Aguero’s offside goal in the 88th minute.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
27-Oct-20
Championship
Swans
2:0
Stoke City
16-Mar-19
FA Cup Quarter Final
Swans
2:3
Manchester City
10-Feb-18
Premier League
Swans
1:0
Burnley
26-Aug-17
Premier League
Crystal Palace
0:2
Swans
13-May-17
Premier League
Sunderland
0:2
Swans
11-Mar-17
Premier League
Hull City
2:1
Swans
26-Dec-16
Premier League
Swans
1:4
West Ham United
11-Sep-16
Premier League
Swans
2:2
Chelsea
09-Apr-16
Premier League
Swans
1:0
Chelsea
21-Nov-15
Premier League
Swans
2:2
AFC Bournemouth
04-Apr-15
Premier League
Swans
3:1
Hull City
29-Dec-14
Premier League
Liverpool
4:1
Swans
08-Feb-14
Premier League
Swans
3:0
Cardiff City
29-Nov-13
Premier League
Fulham
1:2
Swans
29-Jan-13
Premier League
Sunderland
0:0
Swans
29-Dec-12
Premier League
Fulham
1:2
Swans
01-Apr-12
Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur
3:1
Swans
03-Mar-12
Premier League
Wigan Athletic
0:2
Swans
31-Jan-12
Premier League
Swans
1:1
Chelsea
16-May-11
Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg
Swans
3:1
Nottingham Forest
24-Jan-09
FA Cup 4th Round
Portsmouth
0:2
Swans
13-Dec-08
Championship
Swans
1:1
Sheffield United
29-Dec-07
League One
Swans
3:2
Leeds United
05-May-07
League One
Swans
3:6
Blackpool

In summary, Andre Marriner’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P14 W7 D4 L3

Away Games
P10 W6 D1 L3

Overall Record
P24 W13 D5 L6

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 75%

Let us know what you think of this referee via the comment box below.

1 thought on “Meet the Referee – Andre Marriner”

  1. I THOUGHT HE WAS A BIT CARD HAPPY, GIVE ASHLEY A YELLOW FOR HOLDING ONTO THE BALL, BUT DIDNT PUNISH CHELSEA FOR 3 DELIBERATE KICK AWAYS EARLIER IN THE GAME. BECAME THE ANDRE SHOW WITH THE CARDS

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