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Ref Simon Hooper to boss Reading game

last updated Friday 11th August 2017, 8:43 PM

Match Referee News

Reading vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 02 1718 Madejski Stadium

Saturday 12th August 2017    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee Simon Hooper
Simon Hooper
Wilshire FA official referee Simon Hooper began his Football League career as an assistant referee in 2006/07. At the same time he was a referee in non-league football. Hooper was promoted to a Football League referee the following season. At the start of the 2016/17 season he was promoted to Select Group 2.

Mr Hooper last reffed a Fulham game when Preston visited Craven Cottage in March of this year, Fulham won 3-1, Mr Hooper yellow carded two Preston players.

Prior to the Preston game Mr Hooper had refed the opening game of last season when Fulham beat favourites Newcastle 1-0. Mr Hooper booked four players, one from Fulham, defender Denis Odoi for a foul in the 10th minute.

In the 15/17 season Mr Hooper refed three Fulham games, 2-2 draw away against Reading, the 4-1 home win against Rotherham and our 3-2 away defeat at Sheff Wed. In all he booked one opposition player and six Fulham players.

Reading were refed by Mr Hooper twice last season a 2-0 home win in the League Cup against Plymouth, one player Reading's D Williams was yellow carded and a 4-2 away win at Burton when Mr Hooper yellow carded one player, from Burton.

Last season he refed 43 games and dished out 149 yellows, an average 3.5 yellows per game, and a below average 3 reds.

His busiest game last season was between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest when he booked three Villa players, five Forest players and sent off another Forest player for two yellows.

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