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Referee Hooper returns for Swansea game

last updated Friday 29th November 2019, 12:33 PM

Match Referee News

Swansea City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 19 1920 at Liberty Stadium

Friday 29th November 2019     KO: 19:45

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee Simon Hooper
Simon Hooper
Wiltshire 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 as a Football League referee the following season and at the start of the 2016/17 season he was promoted to the full time Referee group Select Group 2. In 2018 he was promoted to the Select Group of Referees to officiate in the Premier League

Mr Hooper last reffed a Fulham game in March 2018 Fulham won 2-1 away at Preston. He booked one player from each side. The Fulham player bokked was Bettinelli for time wasting in the 94th minute.

Earlier in the season, on Boxing Day, he was the Ref when Fulham beat Cardiff 4-2 at Cardiff City Stadium. He booked five players four of them from Fulham, three for fouls, despite the foul count being 17 for Cardiff and 11 for Fulham, oh and he also booked Bettinelli for timewasting in the 92nd minute.

Earlier in this season he refed Fulham in the 1-1 away draw at Reading when he yellow carded two Reading players, red carded Fulham centre back Tomas Kalas in the first minute of the game for a last-man foul and finished up yellow carding Kamara for a foul in the 94th minute.

In the 2016/2017 season Ref Hooper bossed the Preston game at Craven Cottage in March of 2017, Fulham won 3-1, Mr Hooper yellow carded two Preston players.

He had also refed Fulham's opening game of the 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 15/16 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.

Mr Hooper last refed Swansea in September 2018, when they drew 0-0 away at Middlesbrough he booked three players all from Boro.

Last season he refed 29 games and dished out 95 yellows, an average 3.3 yellows per game, and 4 reds.

His busiest game this season so far was QPR v Blackburn when he booked eight players, four from each side.

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