Bio
Stephen Tanner
Born: 1970-09-21
Intl. since: 2008-01-01
Hometown: Avon
Country: England
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Just one year in the Premier League and Steve Tanner already got his FIFA badge. Uncommon, such a fast career move, maybe it is because he is a very good ref, maybe also because England needs new young referees for the international stage. But....

huh?

Tanner was taken off the Select group of referees in 2009 and almost off the FIFA list. But a few days later we read that referee boss Keith Hackett - who wanted Tanner off the list - had not followed procedures correctly. The "monthly reviews were not properly carried out" for instance. So Tanner was successfull in appealing against his exclusion. He did this together with referee Keith Stroud and both were reinstated.

2010

But then in 2010 he was FIFA ref no more. This is copy-pasted from PGMOL:



â??PGMOL today announce that amicable agreements have been reached with Steve Tanner and Keith Stroud who will relinquish their places on the Select Group of referees. Steve and Keith will now concentrate on officiating in the Football League although, along with all National Group referees and subject to performance, they will still be eligible for consideration for appointments in the Premier League and for re-appointment to the Select Group.â?

Statistics
Statistics for STEPHEN TANNER
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 0 1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 8 12 20
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 2 2
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.17 0 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.33 2 1.67
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.33 0.17

Based on 6 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR STEPHEN TANNER
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Europa League 2009 - 2010
qualifiers 2nd roundCherno MoreIskra-Stali2009-07-161 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u19 qualifiers
Norway u19Slovakia u192008-10-150 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UEFA Cup 2008 - 2009
1st roundSampdoriaKaunas2008-09-185 - 0 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
qualifiers 2nd roundBrøndbyHaka2008-08-282 - 0 2 (0-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2009 u21 qualifiers
Germany u21Israel u212008-09-090 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Euro 2008 u19 qualifiers
elite roundUkraine u19Spain u192008-05-221 - 3 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)