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Referee Hooper to boss QPR game

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Queens Park Rangers vrs Fulham

FA Cup 3rd Round 2021 at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Saturday 9th January 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. 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.

Mr Hooper last refed a Fulham game in November 2020 in the 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, 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 QPR in October 2020 when they drew 0-0 at home to Birmingham. He yellow carded one player, Rob Dickie of QPR.

Last season he refed 24 games and dished out 86 yellows, a slightly above average 3.7 yellows per game, and a below average 2 reds.

His busiest game recent time wasthe QPR vrs Blackburn game back last season when he booked four players from each team.

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