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Premier League Matchweek 30-31 assignments

RefIADad

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As things start again, it will be interesting to see how games involving European qualification and/or relegation are assigned. Right out of the chute today, Oliver gets a key match with Villa only out of the drop by goal difference and Sheffield United out of a Europa League position on goal difference (this is assuming Manchester City is still eligible for Europe, of course). Pawson has the Leicester-Watford game, which has major relegation implications for Watford. Atkinson takes charge of Brighton-Arsenal with Arsenal three points out of a European position and Brighton just two points inside of safety right now.

Oliver's Wolves-Bournemouth game in MW31 also carries huge implications for Europe and relegation. Taylor's Man United-Sheffield United has significant implications for both the Europa League and possibly the Champions League should Chelsea slip up in a game or two.

Matchweek 30

Aston Villa - Sheffield Utd

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

Man City - Arsenal
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

Norwich - Southampton
Referee: Kevin Friend. Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Simon Beck. Fourth official: Dean Whitestone. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

Tottenham - Man Utd
Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Eddie Smart, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Andre Marriner. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

Watford - Leicester
Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Daniel Cook, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: Gavin Ward. VAR: Andy Madley. Assistant VAR: Andy Garratt.

Brighton - Arsenal
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Peter Kirkup. Fourth official: Keith Stroud. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Richard West.

West Ham - Wolves
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Adam Nunn, Lee Betts. Fourth official: Dean Whitestone. VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

Bournemouth - Crystal Palace
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Simon Long. Fourth official: Tim Robinson. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton.

Newcastle - Sheffield Utd
Referee: David Coote. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.

Aston Villa - Chelsea
Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Scott Ledger, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Graham Scott. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin.

Everton - Liverpool
Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Simon Bennett, Darren Cann. Fourth official: Anthony Taylor. VAR: Chris Kavanagh. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

Man City - Burnley
Referee: Andre Marriner. Assistants: Marc Perry, Adrian Holmes. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Kevin Friend. Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.

Matchweek 31

Leicester - Brighton

Referee: Lee Mason. Assistants: Mark Scholes, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Jonathan Moss. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

Tottenham - West Ham

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Harry Lennard, Dan Robathan. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

Man Utd - Sheffield Utd

Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Jarred Gillett. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.

Newcastle - Aston Villa

Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Ian Hussin. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: Andy Garratt.

Norwich - Everton

Referee: Andy Madley. Assistants: Marc Perry, Eddie Smart. Fourth official: John Brooks. VAR: Jonathan Moss. Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

Wolves - Bournemouth

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Simon Bennett, Daniel Cook. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.

Liverpool - Crystal Palace

Referee: Martin Atkinson. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Richard West. Fourth official: Mike Dean. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

Burnley - Watford

Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Darren Cann, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Peter Bankes. VAR: Martin Atkinson. Assistant VAR: Daniel Cook.

Southampton - Arsenal

Referee: Graham Scott. Assistants: Simon Long, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Neil Davies.

Chelsea - Man City

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis. Fourth official: Kevin Friend. VAR: Craig Pawson. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.
 

RefIADad

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I believe Oliver and Taylor are both from the Manchester area, so any games in the Manchester/Sheffield/Liverpool areas would be good options. Moss is from Leeds, so the same for him. We've already mentioned Dean being from Liverpool. Not sure how many of the Select group live in London or the surrounding area.

I think everyone has to travel to get to Newcastle. :)
 

Ciley Myrus

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Could easy give Oliver Newcastle ( if nothing at stake)
Safety has to over ride the zero per cent chance he deliberately gives a dodgy throw to Newcastle..
 

RustyRef

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They can't use hotels so I would expect to see much less travelling, although given I think only two or three SG1 referees are South of Birmingham some will be inevitable as there is a real geographical balance.
 

RefIADad

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Oliver's from the North East if that helps improve your English geography.

That's right. I went back to the article about Oliver re-refereeing the 1970 FA Cup final, and he was in the Newcastle academy for a short time. I was thinking he was in the Manchester United academy for some odd reason.
 
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