Meet the Referee – Anthony Taylor

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 Anthony Taylor, who was appointed the referee for the Swans v Stoke City Premier League game on Sunday, 13th May 2018.

Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor

Name: Anthony Taylor
DOB: 20th October 1978
Birthplace: Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, England
Interesting Fact: During his first game of the 2011-12 season, he sent off three players in Middlesbrough’s win at Leeds United – two from Leeds and one from Middlesbrough.

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
13-May-18
Premier League
Swans
1:2
Stoke City
03-Feb-18
Premier League
Leicester City
1:1
Swans
06-Jan-18
FA Cup 3rd Round
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0:0
Swans
13-Dec-17
Premier League
Swans
0:4
Manchester City
04-Mar-17
Premier League
Swans
3:2
Burnley
07-Jan-17
FA Cup 3rd Round
Hull City
2:0
Swansea
24-Jan-16
Premier League
Everton
1:2
Swansea
29-Nov-15
Premier League
Liverpool
1:0
Swansea
30-Mar-13
Premier League
Swansea
1:2
Tottenham
09-Jan-13
League Cup Semi-Finals
Chelsea
0:2
Swansea
22-Sep-12
Premier League
Swansea
0:3
Everton
28-Jan-12
FA Cup Fourth Round
Bolton
2:1
Swansea
02-Jan-12
Premier League
A Villa
0:2
Swansea
28-Dec-09
Championship
Swansea
0:0
C Palace
29-Aug-09
Championship
Swansea
1:1
Watford
17-Feb-09
Championship
Watford
2:0
Swansea
21-Nov-08
Championship
Swansea
2:3
Birminghm
03-May-08
League One
Brighton
0:1
Swansea

In summary, Anthony Taylor’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P8 W1 D2 L5

Away Games
P10 W4 D2 L4

Overall Record
P18 W5 D4 L9

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 50%

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

2 thoughts on “Meet the Referee – Anthony Taylor”

  1. In my opinion Anthony Taylor is one of the gang of three, along with Graham Scott & Robert Madley as the worst referees in the Premiership.

  2. Swans will get nothing from this game with Taylor in charge – he’s cost us a lot of points over the years.

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