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Ref Walton to boss Hull v Fulham

last updated Wednesday 13th August 2008, 6:28 PM
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 5 Fulham Premiership games in the last five seasons and in those games he has issued 17 cards, 10 of them against Fulham players. Fulham have won 3 and lost 2 of his games, the two defeats were home games against Man Utd and Arsenal.  

Referee Stats - 2007/2008

Ref Walton is now in his fifth full year as a Premiership ref.

Apart from refusing us a pens against Orient, in a Cup game, and Man Utd in the Premiership 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 Pos. Total Match Avg
Games 24 20
Fouls 519 21.6 16 488 24.4
Yellows 74 3.1 12 64 3.2
Reds 3 0.1 9 3 0.2
Penalties 5 0.2 9 4 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 7.0 7 - 7.6
Homer? (2007-2008)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
24 270 25 0 3 249 49 3 2 519 74 3 5
  52% 34% 0% 60% 48% 66% 100% 40% - - - -
Premiership Average
20 49% 42% 51% 64% 51% 58% 49% 36% 488 64 3 4

Ref Walton is an above average homer with 66% of yellow card decisions going against visiting players and also 100% of red cards going to visiting players.

Previous Fulham games what was refed by Peter Walton
 
2007/2008
19-01-2008 Premier Fulham 0-3 Arsenal 1y 0r
Bookings: Clichy (Arsenal)
2006/2007
24-02-2007 Premier Fulham 1-2 Man Utd 5y 0r
Bookings: Brown (24,f), Radzinski (41,f), Diop(54,f). (Fulham) Ferdinand, Scholes (Man Utd)
The one where Fulham boss Chris Coleman got rather upset with Ref Walton and accused him of losing his nerve when he refused Fulham a penalty with the score at 2-1 and only moments to go. Ref Walton also treated Ferdinand gently when giving him a yellow for putting his hands around Radzinski's throat and squeezing. Radi also got a yellow presumably for  putting his throat between Ferdinand's hands.
2005/2006
29-04-2006 Premier Man City 1-2 Fulham 4y 0r
Bookings: Barton (Man City) Christanval, Diop, Malbranque (Fulham)
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)
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