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Referee Atkinson returns for Watford game

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Fulham vrs Watford

Premier League Match Day 06 1819 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 22nd September 2018    KO: 12:30

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 appointed to referee his first Premier League game April 2005, he joined the FIFA list of referees in 2006.

In September 2010, Atkinson was handed a one-week demotion to the role of fourth official after a time-keeping dispute with Everton manager David Moyes. Everton had scored two injury-time goals to make the score 3–3 against Manchester United, but Atkinson then blew his final whistle while Everton were midway through an attack with a chance of a winner.

Ref Atkinson last refed Fulham in the Championship PlayOff 2nd Leg 2016/2017 when Reading won 1-0. In that game Mr Atkinson booked two Reading players and McDonald (38,f), Johansen (58,f) and Malone (65,d) of Fulham.

The last time Ref Atkinson refed Watford was in March of this year when they were beaten 3-0 away at Arsenal. Two Arsenal players and one Watford player, Holebas, were yellow carded

Last season Ref Atkinson officiated at 33 matches issuing 118 yellow cards and 5 reds, some 3.6 yellows per game, just above the average.

His busiest game recently was in December of last year when Man Utd and Burnley drew 2-2 at Old Trafford and 10 players were yellow carded.

























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