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Ref Stroud to boss Norwich City game

last updated Tuesday 27th March 2018, 10:15 AM

Fulham Football Club

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Norwich City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 39 1718 at Carrow Road

Friday 30th March 2018,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Referee Darren Bond
Keith Stroud
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Keith Stroud is an experienced referee at this level.

In his career he has been an International FIFA assistant referee and ran the line in the 2003 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton.

Keith 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.

Keith has refereed over 300 EFL games, including the League 2 Play-Off Final in 2013 between Bradford City and Northampton Town.

The last time Mr Stroud reffed a Fulham game was in the 3-0 home win over Sheffield United on 6th March 2018. He booked five players, four United players and Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham for a foul in the 85th minute. Mitrovic was still happy as he had scored two of Fulham's three goals by the time of his booking.

Prior to the Sheffield United game Mr Stroud refed the January 4-1 home crushing of Ipswich Town in which he booked three Fulham players, four Ipswich players and also sent off an Ipswich player in the 54th minute.

Norwich City have met up with Mr Stroud in three home games so far this season, all of which have ended in draws with a handsome total of two goals. He dished out a total of 14 yellows and one red, four of the yellows went to the home side and 10 yellows and the one red went to the visiting teams.

Last season Ref Stroud reffed 39 games dishing out 171 yellows, an above average 4.4 cards a game, and a second highest 12 reds.

This season so far he has reffed 28 games dishing out 118 yellows, an above average 4.2 cards a game, and 7 reds.

His busiest game this season, apart from the seven yellows and one red in the Fulham versus Ipswich game was the eight yellows and two reds in the 1-3 defeat of Peterborough by Bradford.

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