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Referee Hooper to boss Bristol City game

last updated Thursday 23rd September 2021, 11:55 AM

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Bristol City vrs Fulham

Championship Match Day 09 21/22 at Ashton Gate

Saturday 25th September 2021    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Referee Simon Hooper
Simon Hooper
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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.

Mr 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 and was then promoted to the Select Group of Referees in 2018 allowing him to ref in the Premier League

Mr Hooper last refed a Fulham game in January 2021, in a FA Cup game, when we won 2-0 away at QPR, he issued three yellows all to QPR players. The match went to extra-time during which Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Neeskens Kebano scored the goals in the 104th and 108th minute.

A couple of months rior to the QPR game, November 2020, Mr Hooper bossed our 2-0 win over West Brom, our first win in the Premiership 20/21. He booked five players including Bobby De Cordova-Reid (55,f), Ademola Lookman (57,f) and Harrison Reed (83,tw). Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Ola Aina scored the goals.

It was a year prior to this that Mr Hooper bossed another Fulham game, in November 2019, when we won 2-1 away at Swansea. He only booked one player Aboubakar Kamara, for a foul in the 32nd minute. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored both goals.

In the previous season, 2017/2018, Mr Hooper refed Fulham three times The last time was in March 2018, when we won 2-1 away at Swansea. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored both goals in a come back victory and Marcus Bettinelli was yellow carded in the 94th minute for timewasting. One Preston player was booked for a foul.

On Boxing Day 2017, Mr Hooper also refed Fulham when we beat Cardiff 4-2 at Cardiff City Stadium. He booked five players four of them from Fulham despite the foul count being 17 for Cardiff and 11 for Fulham. The goalscorers were Tim Ream, Floyd Ayite, Ryan Sessegnon and Stefan Johansen with Johnsen's goal coming in the 97th 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 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. Lucas Piazon scored the Fulham equaliser in the 82nd minute.

In the previous season, 2016/17, 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, a 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 has never bossed a Bristol City game before.

Last season he refed 24 games and dished out 56 yellows, a below average of 2.3 yellows per game, and a well below average 0 reds.

His busiest game in recent times was the Sutton Utd vrs Hartlepool game last week when he booked five players.

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