Meet the Referee – Paul Tierney

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 Paul Tierney, who was appointed the referee for the Swans v Cardiff City Championship game on Saturday, 20 March 2021.

Paul Tierney
Paul Tierney

Referee Tierney was assisted by Simon Long and James Mainwaring, with Michael Salisbury the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Paul Tierney
DOB: Unknown
Birthplace: Wigan, Lancashire
Interesting Fact: Tierney is a relative newcomer to the Premier League having only been promoted to the Select Group of Referees in the 2014-15 season.

Ironically his first ever Premier League game was officiating the Swans v West Brom clash on 30th August 2014.

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
20-Mar-21ChampionshipSwans0:1Cardiff City
21-Aug-19
Championship
QPR
1:3
Swans
18-Sep-18
Championship
Stoke City
1:0
Swans
17-Feb-18
FA Cup 5th Round
Sheffield Wednesday
0:0
Swans
14-Oct-17
Premier League
Swans
2:0
Huddersfield Town
03-Jan-17
Premier League
Crystal Palace
1:2
Swans
22-Oct-16
Premier League
Swans
0:0
Watford
03-Jan-15
FA Cup 3rd Round
Tranmere Rovers
2:6
Swans
30-Aug-14
Premier League
Swans
3:0
West Bromwich Albion
23-Aug-11
League Cup 3rd Round
Shrewsbury Town
3:1
Swans

In summary, Paul Tierney’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P4 W2 D1 L1

Away Games
P6 W3 D1 L2

Overall Record
P10 W5 D2 L3

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 70%

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