Meet the Referee – Michael Salisbury

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 Michael Salisbury, who was appointed the referee for the Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City Emirates EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) 3rd Round game on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

Michael Salisbury

Referee Salisbury was assisted by Stuart Burt and Edward Smart, with James Linington the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Michael Salisbury
Birthplace: Lancashire

Michael Salisbury began refereeing in the Football League during the 2016-17 season, having only been appointed to the Vanarama National League Referee a mere 12 earlier.

He is the Training Manager for Preston Referees Society and a Level 3 Referee Tutor, working with the Society’s Development team coaching and encouraging up and coming officials.

The Salisbury family are no strangers to officiating, with Michael’s Dad, Graham, also a referee.

During the 2017-18 season, Salisbury took charge of 38 games, issuing 98 yellow cards and seven reds. The following season, he issued 129 yellow and 4 red cards in 42 EFL League and Cup games.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was referee Michael Salisbury’s second Swansea City away match.

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

Home Team
Away Team
22-September-21EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) 3rd RoundBrighton & Hove Albion2:0Swans
FA Cup 3rd RoundStevenage0:2Swans
EFL (Carabao Cup) 2nd Round
Cambridge United

In summary, Michael Salisbury’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P1 W1 D0 L0

Away Games
P2 W1 D0 L1

Overall Record
P3 W2 D0 L1

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 67%

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