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Referee Atkinson returns for PlayOff Final

last updated Saturday 01st August 2020, 10:02 AM

Fulham versus Brentford

Sky Bet Championship: 2019/2020 Play-Off Final

at Wembley Stadium

Tuesday 4th August 2020    KO: 19:45

Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)

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Referee: Martin Atkinson(West Yorkshire)

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Referee Martin Atkinson, the Bradford Yorkshire-born referee, started his refereeing career at the relatively early age of 16 years, as the local team did not have a referee to oversee matches. By 2003-2004, he joined the national list of referees.

Only two years after his Conference debut Atkinson was promoted to the list of Select Group Referees in 2005 refereed his first Premier League game in April 2005 and he then joined the FIFA list of referees in 2006.

Ref Atkinson last refed Fulham in the 2-1 away defeat at Burnley in January 2019.. Fulham players scored all three goals while Mr Atkinson booked three players, two of whom were Calum Chambers (34,f)and Cyrus Christie (65,f).

Just a few weeks earlier Mr Atkinson refed our 0-0 away draw at Newcastle in December 2018 when he yellow carded three players, two from Fulham, Aboubakar Kamara (84,f) and Jean Seri (87,f).

Prior to the Newcastle game Mr Atkinson refed the League Cup 2-0 defeat up at Man City when he booked one player, Vincent Kompany for a foul He also refed the home 1-1 draw with Watford in September. He booked two Fulham defenders, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Alfie Mawson and one Watford player, all for fouls.

Mr Atkinson was also the referee for our Championship PlayOff 2nd Leg 2016/2017 when Reading won 1-0. In that game Mr Atkinson booked two Reading players and Kevin McDonald (38,f), Stefan Johansen (58,f) and Scott Malone (65,d) of Fulham.

Brentford have never had the pleasure of Mr Atkinson's company before.

Last season Ref Atkinson officiated at 34 matches issuing 110 yellow cards and 2 reds, some 3.2 yellows per game. So far this season in 35 games he has waved his yellow card 101 times, so an average of 2.9 yellows a game, and his red card five times.

His busiest game recently was in september of last year when Arsenal and Tottenham drew 2-2 and 8 players were yellow carded, five for Tottenham players and three for Arsenal players.

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