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Referee Hooper back for West Brom game

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Fulham vrs West Bromwich Albion

Premier League Match Day 07 at Craven Cottage

Monday 2nd November 2020    KO: 17:30

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.

Mr Hooper last reffed a Fulham game in March 2018 when we won 2-1 away at Preston. Mitrovic scored both goals in a come back victory and 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 Fulham 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. Ream, Ayite, Ryan Sessegnon and Johansen scored the Fulham goals 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 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 West Brom in April 2019 when they lost 3-2 away at Bristol City. Mr Cooper yellow carded two City players and one West Brom player.

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

His busiest games recently was the QPR vrs Blackburn game back in October 2019 when he booked four players from each team.

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