Meet the Referee – Andy Woolmer

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 referee spotlight focuses on Andy Woolmer, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Barnsley Championship game on Friday, 15 April 2022.

Andy Woolmer

Referee Woolmer was assisted by Robert Hyde and Natalie Aspinall, with Charles Breakspear the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Andy Woolmer
Born: 20 April 1966
Birthplace: Northamptonshire

Background:
A former postman, Woolmer is an experienced official having been appointed to the Referees List in 2004 and has gone on to referee more than 300 EFL matches.

He has also served as a Premier League assistant referee for three years and ran the line in the 2003 League Cup Final and the FA Community Shield.

Swans related Fact(s):
Woolmer has been an official for many years and this was be his 9th Swansea home game, having also officiated five Swans away games.

Steve Cooper has made his feelings on the referee well know even before that game, having contacted the FA directly about the official in light of his performance in the goalless draw with QPR in February 2020.

Unfortunately, the Swans don’t appear to be popular with Woolmer, given his controversial decision to disallow Kasey Palmer’s overhead kick against Sheffield Wednesday back in November.

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
15-Apr-22ChampionshipSwans1:1Barnsley
24-Feb-21
Championship
Swans
1:0
Coventry City
25-Nov-20
Championship
Swans
1:1
Sheffield Wednesday
27-Jun-20
Championship
Swans
0:1
Luton Town
11-Feb-20
Championship
Swans
0:0
QPR
26-Dec-19
Championship
Brentford
3:1
Swansea City
19-Oct-19
Championship
Barnsley
1:1
Swansea City
25-Aug-19
Championship
Swans
3:0
Birmingham City
06-Apr-19
Championship
Swans
3:1
Middlesbrough
02-Feb-19
Championship
Bristol City
2:0
Swans
08-Dec-18
Championship
Brentford
2:3
Swans
13-Feb-10
Championship
Swans
1:1
Newcastle United
22-Jan-08
League One
Swans
2:1
Crewe Alexandra
16-Sep-06
League One
Gillingham
3:1
Swans

In summary, Andy Woolmer’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P9 W4 D4 L1

Away Games
P5 W1 D1 L3

Overall Record
P14 W5 D5 L4

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 71%

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