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Big man Webb to ref Newcastle game

last updated Wednesday 12th December 2007, 12:03 AM
Referee - Howard Webb Howard Webb - Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Howard Webb begun his career in the Rotherham district and North East Counties Leagues and gained promotion to the National List in 1996. He was a new addition to the Premiership List for the 2003/04 season after consistent performances in the Nationwide leagues. Recently appointed as an FIFA official, Ref Webb, has also taken his next steps up the refereeing ladder with his Champions League debut just before taking control of The Charity Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal, he hopes more international recognition will come soon.

Ref Webb said "I've never experienced any violence as a referee but then being 6'3" and 15 1/2 stone probably helps! "Mr Webb's first game in the Premiership was Fulham's home game against Wolves back in October 2004 and after the game he was rated unfit by 60% of voters. Since that game an improving Mr Webb has reffed Fulham in 10 Premiership games and we have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4. The man from Rotherham was the ref for our victory over Arsenal and our draw at Stamford Bridge.In the 10 games there have been 34 yellows, 17 for Fulham players, and two reds both for opposition players.
Referee Stats - 2007/2008

Ref Webb likes to whistle a little more than average and when he whistles he is more likely to dish out a yellow.Mr Webb awarded 10 penalties last season following 3 penalty decisions for the whole of the previous season. That made him 5th busiest penalty giver, this season after 11 games he is relaxing up and is only the 10th busiest.

      Mr. Webb's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos Total Match Avg
Games 11 9
Fouls 307 27.9 4th 222 25.3
Yellows 43 3.9 3rd 30 3.4
Reds 0 0.0 13th 2 0.2
Penalties 2 0.2 10th 2 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 7.1 6th - 7.5
Homer? (2007-2008)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
11 156 19 0 4 151 24 0 0 307 43 0 2
      51% 44% 0% 100% 49% 56% 0% 0% - - - -
Premiership Average
9 50% 44% 59% 78% 50% 56% 41% 22% 222 30 2 2

Ref Webb is fairly even-handed with his whistling but is a clear homer when it comes to cards.

Previous Fulham games what was refed by Howard Webb
07-10-2007 Premier Fulham 0-2 Portsmouth 1y 0r
Bookings: Davis (21,f) (Fulham)
11-02-2007 Premier Bolton 2-1 Fulham 5y 0r
Bookings: Thompson (Bolton) Brown, Davies, Helguson, Queudrue (Fulham)
30-12-2006 Premier Chelsea 2-2 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) Queudrue (Fulham)
29-11-2006 Premier Fulham 2-1 Arsenal 9y 1r
Bookings: Boa Morte, Brown, Helguson, Rosenior (Fulham) Flamini, Rosicky, Senderos, Song Billong, Van Persie, Senderos (sent off 66), (Arsenal)
31-01-2006 Premier Fulham 1-0 Tottenham 4y 1r
Bookings: Helguson (Fulham) Dawson, Jenas, Rasiak, Dawson (sent off 72),(Tottenham)
01-10-2005 Premiership Fulham 2-3 Man Utd 3y 0r
Bookings: Boa Morte, Diop (Fulham) Fletcher (Man Utd)
20-08-2005 Premiership Blackburn 2-1 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Reid, Savage (Blackburn) Diop (Fulham
19-02-2005 FA Cup Rnd 5 Bolton 1-0 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Nolan, Speed (Bolton)
07-11-2004 Premiership Newcastle 1-4 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: O'Brien (Newcastle) Volz (Fulham)
21-02-2004 Premiership Wolves 2-1 Fulham 1y 0r
Bookings: Ince (Wolves)
18-10-2003 Premiership Fulham 0-0 Wolves 4y 0r
Bookings: Inamoto, Leacock (Fulham) Miller, Naylor (Wolves)
Ref Webb booked Inamoto for diving when he was brought down in the box.
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