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Lucky Referee for Man City Game

last updated Thursday 27th April 2006, 10:42 AM
Referee Peter Walton From Winwick, Northamptonshire
Referee Peter Walton

Peter Walton started his career in 1986, getting promoted to the Football League Assistant Referee's list in 1993, where he enjoyed one season before being promoted to a Premiership League Assistant Referee (1994).

He then progressed on to FIFA as an Assistant Referee in 1996, and in the same season he assisted on the FA Cup Final before officiating in the Euro 96 Championships.

In 1998 he became a Referee in the Football League, giving him an opportunity to boss his first Fulham game, at home to Colchester in Division 2, how far we have come, and in 2003/2004 he was one of the new additions to the Premiership Select Group of officials.

Mr Walton has reffed 7 Fulham games since 1998 and in those games he has issued 9 cards against Fulham players, Bocanegra and Boa Morte twice each, and 14 against opposition players, sending off one opposition player. Fulham have won 5 of the 7 games.

Referee Stats - 2005/2006

Ref Walton is now in his third full year as a Premiership ref having bossed a total of 33 Premiership games in that time.

Apart from refusing us a pen against Orient, Mr Walton has avoided controversal decisions so far and his stats show that he is keeping his head down in all aspects of his match work. Hopefully he has a good game on Saturday.

  Mr. Walton's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Total Match Avg
Games 12 17
Fouls 297 24.8 448 26.5
Yellows 37 3.1 52 3.1
Reds 1 0.1 3 0.2
Penalties 2 0.2 3 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 8.0 - 8.7
Homer? (2004-2005)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
12 132 18 1 2 165 19 0 0 297 37 1 2
  44% 49% 100% 100% 56% 51% 0% 0% - - - -
Premiership Average
17 49% 42% 32% 64% 51% 58% 68% 36% 448 52 3 3

Ref Walton is an average homer with 56% of foul decisions going against visiting players but with 51% of his yellows being awarded to visiting players he becomes the 3rd least biased ref in the Premiership.

Previous Fulham games what was refed by Peter Walton
2005/2006
08-01-2006 FA Cup Fulham 1-2 Leyton Orient 08-01-2006 3y 0r
Bookings: Liam Rosenior (18,d), Ian Pearce (71,f). (Fulham) Tudor (Leyton O)
Luis Boa Morte was brought down in the penalty area in injury time but Ref Walton ignored shouts for a penalty giving Orient a memorable victory. Unfortunately
2004/2005
12-02-2005 FA Cup Fulham 4-2 Derby 2y 0r
Bookings: Bocanegra (57,f). (Fulham) Doyle (Derby)
16-01-2005 Premiership Fulham 1-0 West Brom 4y 0r
Bookings: Boa Morte (67,f), Bocanegra (74,f), Clark (84,f). (Fulham) Greening (West Brom)
2003/2004
10-04-2004 Premiership Leicester 0-2 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Dickov, Freund (Leicester) Boa Morte (Fulham)
04-01-2004 FA Cup Fulham 2-1 Cheltenham 2y 0r
Bookings: Devaney, Forsyth (Cheltenham)
1999/2000
13-11-1999 Division 1 Fulham 1-3 Barnsley 2y 0r
Bookings: Barker, Morgan (Barnsley)
1998/1999
26-12-1998 Division 2 Fulham 2-0 Colchester 6y 1r
Bookings: Brevett, Symons (Fulham) Dunne, Greene, Stamps, Wilkins, Emberson (sent off 72) (Colchester)
Source
Since 1998
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