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Walton to ref Middlesbrough game

last updated Friday 17th April 2009, 9:10 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, which under lines 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 8 Fulham Premiership games in the last six seasons and in those games he has issued 21 cards, 11 of them against Fulham players. Despite being a top homer he has managed to  give more yellow cards to Fulham players . Fulham have won 3 and lost 3 of his games, two defeats were home games against Man Utd, Arsenal and the way game at Hull.

Referee Stats - 2008/2009

Ref Walton is now in his sixth 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 most aspects of his match work. Hopefully he has a good game  at Middlesbrough.

  Mr. Walton's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos. Total Match Avg
Games 20 18
Fouls 417 20.9 17th 418 23.6
Yellows 51 2.6 17th 58 3.3
Reds 3 0.2 12th 3 0.2
Penalties 7 0.4 2nd 3 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 8.2 14th - 7.2
Homer? (2008-2009)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
20 188 20 2 4 229 31 1 3 417 51 3 7
  45% 39% 67% 57% 55% 61% 33% 43% - - - -
Premiership Average
18 49% 43% 40% 71% 51% 57% 60% 29% 418 58 3 3

Ref Walton is an above average homer with 61% of yellow card decisions going against visiting players . More positively he does appear to be fairer with reds and pens

Previous Fulham games what was refed by Peter Walton
2008/2009
28-02-2009 Premier Arsenal 0-0 Fulham 0y 0r
Bookings: None
Another quiet game for Mr Walton
26-12-2008 Premier Tottenham 0-0 Fulham 1y 0r
Bookings: Konchesky (79,f) (Fulham)
Ref Walton ignored two penalty claims one for each side.
16-08-2008 Premier Hull 2-1 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Dawson, Fagan, Ricketts (Hull City)
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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