Mike Dean will take charge of Newcastle’s trip to Bournemouth this weekend, and Magpies fans are already preparing for the worst.
Newcastle travel to the south coast this weekend knowing three points could take them within a point of the top ten.
The Magpies have won five home games on the bounce, but their away form has been woeful, losing four of their last six away trips and drawing the other two.
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Bournemouth meanwhile have not been in great form either, as the Cherries’ incredible start to the season has withered away, and they have taken just four points from their last six games.
Eddie Howe’s side now have a big advantage according to the Toon Army though, who are fuming at the club’s confirmation that Dean will take charge of the clash.
The enigmatic man in the middle, who is often criticised by fans for making himself the centre of attention, is on 99 Premier League red cards, so could we see the 100th this weekend?
Newcastle fans clearly think so, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Saving his hundredth red for the toon get in!
— stephen raper (@stephenraper82) March 12, 2019
Great ? pic.twitter.com/AuZor0GATa
— ⬛⬜SWAMPY⬛⬜⬛NUFC⬜⬛ (@swampthing_71) March 12, 2019
He tops my list as my least favourite Ref. He’s just waiting to use his 100th red card and it will be against us.
— callum lewis (@callum592) March 12, 2019
Lost before we kick a ball !
— brian marshall (@brymarsh64) March 12, 2019
Just when we thought things could not get worse than that joker at the weekend they give us the Mike Dean Show !!!!
— gary hakin (@garyhakin) March 12, 2019
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Yet again, it will be the Mike Dean show. Get rid of this clown.
— Gavin Richmond (@gavthegeordie) March 12, 2019
Just when you were feeling relieved we wouldn’t get Lee Mason again…..
— Peter Dent (@PeterDent18) March 12, 2019