“I love a stepover, I love what I do, there’s a hint of arrogance and I know it’s there”: Mike Dean starts killing 140,000 chickens a day, THAT “party” at Spurs-Aston Villa and how he ‘sings’ referee is aw *****’ in the Tranmere grandstands
- Premier League referee Mike Dean was a guest on the Peter Crouch podcast
- Match officer admits that ‘showman’ style is a reflection of how he likes the game
- As a supporter of Tranmere Rovers, he admits that he can even chant against referees
- Dean thinks about working in a chicken factory before becoming a full-time ref
Mike Dean admits that there is a ‘dash of arrogance’ in the way he organizes competitions and claims that his ‘showman’ style is just a reflection of how he enjoys the game.
The experienced Premier League referee opened in an interview on Peter Crouch’s podcast about many aspects of the typical experience of a referee on and off the court.
Dean has become one of the most recognized competition officials in recent years and the 51-year-old has become known for his unorthodox actions during a match, including how he avoids the ball while playing, and even “celebrating” goals.
Premier League referee Mike Dean was a guest on the podcast of former striker Peter Crouch
Dean spoke in depth about his ‘showman’ style and also worked in a chicken factory
After Mousa Dembele scored for Tottenham in a game against Aston Villa, Dean saw running back to the center circle with his arm outstretched as if he were celebrating, but when asked what the most ‘Mike Dean’ thing he had ever done was reflected he with a touch of shame about the goal in 2015.
“Probably the stupid advantage of Tottenham versus Aston Villa, about four years ago,” he told the sportsmail columnist Crouch podcast.
‘I played and you don’t play when it’s in the box, because it’s a pen or you don’t do anything.
“When it disappears in the back of the net, I have just left” I will do that “, but I pointed to the center circle and did not know that I did it so many times until it appeared on the screen and one official said “watch the TV”.
Mike Dean cleared his notorious “celebration” during a Tottenham goal against Aston Villa and stated that he simply pointed enthusiastically to the center circle after playing advantage
Dean admits that the incident during the 2015 Premier League clash on White Hart Lane was ‘stupid’
“I thought,” Damn it, we’ll do a little good tomorrow, I think! ” That’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done.
‘I walk outside without being arrogant – there is a touch of arrogance and I know it is there – but I also have a lot of confidence in myself because I believe in my abilities.
“I’ll look like a showman. When the ball comes to me, I let it go through my legs, I love a stepover. I love what I do and the way I referee. It kind of comes out that I enjoy what I do. I’ve had this for the past 10 years. “
Dean has also shown his exuberance of the field with a famous clip that cheers him wildly as a spectator among the crowd of his beloved Tranmere Rovers.
Dean is also seen as a wildly celebrated in the stands as a supporter of Tranmere Rovers
To the question “have you ever sung the referee?” he admits that he can even let himself be carried away by the old terrace vocals before he speaks about whether he is a huge Tranmere fan following the famous clip of him cheering on the League One side.
‘I have a few times yes, I have a few times! When I watch it, I look like a supporter. My daughter is worse than me. No doubt [I understand what it’s like from the fan’s perspective]. I know when I have a bad game.
“[I’m a] massive [fan], yes … huge. I just lost it to be honest, I lost it completely. When I go to see them at home, I am not in the main stand, I go inside with the speccys (spectators) and watch it there. “
Although he also admitted that next season could be his last in the Premier League, referring to his fitness requirements, Dean also thought about his career before becoming a full-time official.
Dean, pictured at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a match involving the hosts and Manchester City, admits that he can only have one season in him as a referee
The 51-year-old once worked in a chicken factory where he admits that he had to kill 140,000 of them a day, in addition to working as a part-time referee.
‘I worked in a chicken factory for 16 years, working with the inside of a bird in the workplace. Then I moved to the supervisor at the business end where they came in and we had to kill them.
“In one service, we killed 140,000 chickens a day. I did arbitrary things like local things anyway and I would do both jobs. I would start my shift at 2 p.m. at the factory at 2 p.m., go home, take my bag anywhere, go and referee and get up again at 3 p.m. and immediately back to work at 5 p.m. “