Meet the Referee – John Busby

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 John Busby, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Millwall EFL Championship game on Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

Referee Busby was assisted by Steven Meredith and Andrew Fox, with Dean Whitestone the 4th Official for the game.

Referee John Busby

Name: John Busby
Birthplace: Oxfordshire

Background:
John Busby is one of two new referees on the Select Group 2 refereeing list for the 2021/22 season.

Busby spent 8 seasons as an assistant referee in the EFL before joining the National Group List of Referees in 2016, when he began refereeing EFL matches during the 2016/17 season. His first game was the League One clash between Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United, during which he handed out six yellow cards!

During the 2020-2021 season, Busby awarded 90 yellow cards and 6 red cards in the 34 games he officiated across the FA Cup, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the first time that referee John Busby has officiated a Swansea City game.

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-September-21
Championship
Swans
0:0 Millwall

In summary, Thomas Bramall’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W0 D1 L0

Away Games
P0 W0 D0 L0

Overall Record
P1 W0 D1 L0

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 100%

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