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Ref Keith Stroud to boss Middlesbrough game

last updated Saturday 07th August 2021, 10:05 AM

Fulham Football Club

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Fulham vrs Middlesbrough

Championship Match Day 01 2122 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 8th August 2021    KO: 13:30

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

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Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Referee Keith Stroud
Keith Stroud
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Keith Stroud is an experienced referee at Championship level he took up refereeing in the Wessex League when he was 19 in 1988. In his career so far he has been an International FIFA assistant referee and ran the line in the 2003 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton.

Ref Stroud also served as a Premier League referee for 2 seasons before returning to the EFL list in 2009/10 and is now a full time Select group 2 referee.

The last time Mr Stroud refed a Fulham game was in July 2020 when we won 1-0 at home to Birmingham. Mr Stroud booked four Birmingham players and Michael Hector and Denis Odoi of Fulham, both for fouls. Josh Onomah scored the only goal in the 95th minute.

Mr ~Stroud had also refed us earlier in the season in December 2019 when we lost 2-1 away at Preston. Mr Stroud saw fit to send off Denis Odoi in the 28th minute for a "reckless jump" and Joe Rafferty for a foul in the 45 minute. Mr Stroud also booked five other players, four of them Preston players with Josh Onomah, for a foul in the 88th minute, being the fifth player booked. Aleksandar Mitrovic was the Fulham goal scorer in the 81st minute assisted by Neeskens Kebano.

Just a month earlier Ref Stroud also bossed us in the 3-0 home defeat by Hull City in early November 2019. He booked two players from each team the Fulham players were Harrison Reed and Stefan Johansen both for fouls.

Prior to the Hull game Ref Stroud bossed the 2-2 home draw with Charlton on 5th October 2019. He booked Bryan and Mitrovic of Fulham and one Charlton player, all for fouls

Mr Stroud also refed our first home game of 2019/2020 when we won 2-0 against Blackburn on the 10th of August 2019. He booked two players both fom Blackburn.

Middlesbrough last met up with Mr Stroud in their 2-0 away defeat at Barnsley, in April 2021, in which Mr Stroud only booked one player, from Barnsley.

Last season Ref Stroud refed 38 games dishing out 106 yellows, an average 2.8 cards a game, and 2 reds.

His busiest game in recent times was in February of 2021 between Huddersfield and Wycombe in which he booked four players from each team
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Mr Stroud was involved in three seperate controversies when he disallowed goals and penalties in error.

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