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Lucky Foy to ref Birmingham game

last updated Wednesday 18th November 2009, 2:38 PM
Referee Foy Christopher Foy - St Helens, Merseyside
Referee Foy wanted to be a professional footballer but wasn't up to it so he decided to become a ref. He is finding it enjoyable as "for the first time I am being paid for something I love to do."

Ex-Lancashire policeman Foy started refereeing in 1983, became a Football League referee in 1994 and after making the referee list in 1996 graduated to the Barclaycard Premiership roster in 2001.

Foy is now in his eighth season as a Premiership League referee and is confident enough to believe that ref's get 99.9% of their decisions correct.

Ref Foy is up for his first outing with Fulham this season and so far, over the seasons, there have been no major errors to be held against him, from a Fulham point of view. He played a role in our great escape reffing two of the victorous run in games

He has reffed twelve Fulham Premiership games and we have won 7, drawn 3 and lost 2 while receiving 15 yellows and 1 red against 21 yellows and 1 red for our opponents. .

A word of warning  for our team is that up to this season any  player carded by Mr Foy does not last long much longer at Craven Cottage. Of the current squad only Simon Davies has been given the Foy black spot and still survives!!!!

Referee Stats - 2009/2010

& Ref Foy works hard to avoid being the story as they say so we should not see too many controversial decisions on Saturday against Birmingham.

This season his whistle is being used more than at any time over the seasons but his yellow card count is only slightly higher than normal. He is continuing his efforts to top the penalty leader board but has been less keen to dish out a red.

  Mr. Foy's Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos Total Match Avg
Games 9     7  
Fouls 265 29.4 4th 199 27.3
Yellows 28 3.1 8th 24 3.3
Reds 1 0.1 11th 2 0.2
Penalties 3 0.3 5th 2 0.3
Fouls per Yellow - 9.5 11th - 8.3

Homer? (2009-2010)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
9 135 11 1 2 130 17 0 1 265 28 1 3
  51% 39% 100% 67% 49% 61% 0% 33%        
Premiership Average
7 48% 43% 38% 66% 52% 57% 63% 34% 199 24 2 2
Ref Foy is above average in awarding yellow cards to visiting squads this season.

However he likes to disrupt away squads efforts less than the average.   

Previous Fulham games what was refed by Christopher Foy

14-03-2009 Premiership Bolton 1-3 Fulham 0y 0r
Bookings: None
Our first away win of the 2008/2009 season only had to wait some 30 games :).

03-02-2008 Premier Fulham 2-1 Aston Villa 3y 0y
Bookings: Davies (Fulham) Bouma, Davies (Aston Villa)
First win for Roy Hodgson, first goal for Jimmy Bullard after return from a season out injured, a magnificent free kick, first game for Brian McBride in 6 months and Fulham's first win in 15 games.

Foy red carded Billy the Badger for break dancing on the pitch!!
12-04-2008 Premier Reading 0-2 Fulham 1y 0y
Bookings: Stalteri (Fulham)
Erik Nevland scored his first goal for the Fulham after an opening goal from Fulham legend Brian McBride.

The lads then went on to do what they seem to excel in, teasing the fans, as McBride, Brede Hangeland and Jimmy Bullard all struck the woodwork.

Still the great escape was on
03-05-2008 Premier Fulham 2-0 Birmingham 7y 0y
Bookings: Davies, Stalteri (Fulham) Jaidi, Jerome, McFadden, Muamba, Queudrue (Birmingham)
Brian McBride and Erik Nevland struck again to win the three points and take Fulham out of the relegation zone for the first time since Boxing Day.

One more game to go, away at Pompey. Agghhhhh. Can we make it?

23-12-2006 Premier Fulham 0-0 West Ham 3y 1r
Bookings: Helguson, (Fulham) Reo-Coker, Spector, Konchesky (sent off 85), (West Ham)
The game Zat Knight had to miss because his baby bro broke his jaw!!
21-10-2006 Premier Aston Villa 1-1 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Knight, Queudrue (Fulham)
Good game for Ref Foy who gave one pen to Villa when it could have been two and let Michael Brown off when he was a bit free with a flailing arm.
09-09-2006 Premier Newcastle 1-2 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Emre (Newcastle) Brown (Fulham)
The game in which Jimmy Bullard was put out for the season by Scott Parker

01-04-2006 Premiership Fulham 1-3 Portsmouth 4y 1r
Bookings: Helguson, Malbranque, Brown (sent off 74)(Fulham) O'Neil, Pedro Mendes (Portsmouth)
Fulham were still coming down after beating Chelsea and were all at sea. Brown put the boot in on Davis and Foy sent him off.
02-02-2005 Premiership Fulham 1-1 Aston Villa 4y 0r
Bookings: Boa Morte (Fulham) Angel, Davis, De la Cruz (Aston Villa)
The one with three missed penalties, two of which were doubtful decisions.

04-10-2003 Premiership Fulham 2-0 Leicester
Bookings: Goma, Knight (Fulham) Impey (Leicester)
Ref Foy made numerous petty and hard to understand decisions during the game, a number were against Fulham in dangerous areas around the penalty area. Fortunately Leicester were so poor that they were not able to take advantage of Foy's generousity.

14-09-2002 Premiership Sunderland 0-3 Fulham 4y 0r
Bookings: Gray, Wright (Sunderland) Brevett, Hayles (Fulham)

11-05-2002 Premiership Blackburn 3-0 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Dunn, Neill, Tugay (Blackburn)

11-11-2000 Division 1 Wimbledon 0-3 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Andersen (Wimbledon) Brevett (Fulham)

05-02-2000 Division 1 Fulham 1-0 West Brom 5y 0r
Bookings: Ball, Melville (Fulham) Carbon, Hughes, Sigurdsson (West Brom)
10-08-1999 League Cup Northampton 1-2 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Sampson (Northampton) Hughes, Sean Davis (Fulham)
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