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The Men in Black - QPR v Arsenal

The Men in Black - QPR v Arsenal

Mike Dean from the Wirral will take charge of this weekend's fixture with Premier League high-riders Arsenal.

The official set off on his path in 1985 before progressing to the National List of Referees in 1997. Three years later he joined the Select List where he has resided since.

He has taken charge of both the FA Cup Final (2008) and League Cup Final (2011) and remains one of the most experienced officials on the list.

This weekend he will be assisted by Stuart Burt (Northants) and Adam Watts (Worcestershire) with the fourth official Lee Probert (Wiltshire).

Thus far this season Dean has taken charge of 34 games dishing out 113 yellow cards and a four reds - giving him a card average 3.44 cards per game.

Refereeing Rangers


ean first took charge of QPR as the R's travelled to Swindon Town in 1998. Despite Mike Sheron giving Rangers the advantage, Mark Walters levelled before half time with a spot kick, before Iffy Onoura turned the game on its head - Walters then netted the clincher at the death with Paul Murray also seeing red.

In 1999 that 3-1 scoreline was in Rangers' favour as defender Jermaine Darlington handed QPR a lead, added to by a Chris Kiwomya strike. Clyde Wijnhard halved the arrears before Gavin Peacock clinched the opening day win for the R's.

Fast forward to 2006 - where Dean's Select List exploits kept him away from Rangers. His return to presiding over QPR didn't go down well as Crystal Palace mauled Rangers. Former youth product Dougie Freedman netted along with strikes from Shefki Kuqi and the enigmatic Clinton Morrison.

The official took charge of Queens Park Rangers first trip to Chelsea in a number of years when a Lee Camp own goal separated the two sides in a lifeless fixture at Stamford Bridge. Claudio Pizarro's strike cannoning back off the upright, into the back of Camp and drifted into the net.

Dean refereed Rangers against Coventry City in 2008. A drab goalless draw, rather typical of both teams at the time as both were firmly locked in Championship mid-table mediocrity. Fast forward to 2012 and it was Chelsea again for Dean and QPR.

The FA Cup once more as the wounded Blues came back to W12 following the furore of a defeat earlier in the Premier League campaign. Dean handed the visitors a very generous spot kick, owing much to the theatrics of Daniel Sturridge, before Juan Mata dispatched from the spot.

Rangers faced a crucial six-pointer away at Blackburn Rovers and the home side seem home and hosed with Yakubu, Steven N'Zonzi and a Nedum Onouha own goal effectively putting QPR to the sword before the break. A wonderful double from Jamie Mackie hauled Rangers back into the fixture, but it wasn't enough as points once more went awry.

Mr Dean & Queens Park Rangers


b>Swindon Town 3-1 QPR - 31/10/1998

oals: Mark Walters 45pen, 90, Iffy Onoura 79; Mike Sheron 10

ellow: Iffy Onoura, Darren Bullock; Karl Ready

ed: Paul Murray

QPR 3-1 Huddersfield Town - 07/08/1999

oals: Jermaine Darlington 16, Chris Kiwomya 38, Gavin Peacock 79; Clyde Wijnhard 65

ellow: Tim Breaker, Gavin Peacock, Chris Kiwomya; Steve Baker, Chris Lucketti, Jamie Vincent

Crystal Palace 3-0 QPR - 02/12/2006

oals: Dougie Freedman 30, Shefki Kuqi 32, Clinton Morrison 86

ellow: Zesh Rehman, Kevin Gallen

Chelsea 1-0 QPR - 05/01/2008

oals: Lee Camp 28og

ellow: Fitz Hall

Coventry City 0-0 QPR - 05/03/2008

oals: NONE

ellow: Leon Best; Matt Connolly, Ákos Buzsáky

QPR 0-1 Chelsea - 28/01/2012

oals: Juan Mata 62pen

ellow: Fitz Hall, Shaun Wright-Phillips; Ashley Cole, Oriol Romeu

Blackburn Rovers 3-2 QPR - 11/02/2012

oals: Yakubu 15, Steven N'Zonzi 23, Nedum Onouha 45og; Jamie Mackie 71, 90

ellow: Jason Lowe; Jamie Mackie



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Date:Saturday March 31 2012
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