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Unlucky Webb to boss Swansea game

last updated Wednesday 11th February 2009, 11:37 AM
Howard Webb - Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Howard Webb begun his career in the Rotherham district and North East Counties Leagues and gained promotion to the National List in 1996.

He was a new addition to the Premiership List for the 2003/04 season after consistent performances in the Nationwide leagues.

Recently appointed as an FIFA official, Ref Webb, has also taken his next steps up the refereeing ladder with his Champions League debut just before taking control of The Charity Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Ref Webb said "I've never experienced any violence as a referee but then being 6'3" and 15 1/2 stone probably helps! "

Mr Webb's first game in the Premiership was Fulham's home game against Wolves back in October 2004 and after the game he was rated unfit by 60% of voters. Since that game an improving Mr Webb has reffed Fulham in 14 Premiership games and we have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 8. As the man from Rotherham was the ref for our wins over Arsenal and Tottenham and our draw at Stamford Bridge he had some saving graces but having contributed to three Fulham defeats on the trot last season he needs to boost his Fulham fan feelgood factor.

In the 14 games there have been 42 yellows, 20 for Fulham players, and three reds, one for a Fulham player and two for opposition players.

The last time Ref Webb refed Fulham in the Cup was in Feb 2005 when we lost 2-1 at Bolton :-(

Referee Stats -2008/2009
Ref Webb has been a busy bee so far this season being the 2nd busiest whistle and 4th busiest yellow carder.

Fortunately when it comes to pens and red cards he has an performance
   Mr. Webb's stats Av Premiership Ref
Total Match Avg Pos Total Match Avg
Games 22 14
Fouls 592 26.9 2nd 325 23.7
Yellows 80 3.6 4th 45 3.3
Reds 5 0.2 8th 2 0.2
Penalties 2 0.1 13th 2 0.2
Fouls per Yellow - 7.4 10th - 7.2
Homer? (2008-2009)
Total Home Away Total
Games Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen Fouls Yellow Red Pen
22 289 31 1 2 303 49 0 1 125 10 0 1
38% 40% 0% 100% 62% 60% 0% 0% - - - -
Premiership Average
14 48% 43% 40% 67% 52% 57% 60% 33% 325 45 2 2
Ref Webb gives nearly 6 out of 10 yellow card to visiting players however  there are 6 other refs who think it is right to give even more to visitors.
Previous Fulham games what was refed by Howard Webb
29-10-2008 Premier Fulham 0-1 Wigan 2y 0r
Bookings: Cattermole, Kilbane (Wigan).
Ref Webb gave Fulham a helpful shove out of a poor run of results when he and his little helpers missed A.J. being offside for his first goal. In relation to ref's as a whole we need more decisions like that to rectify some of the injustices in the last couple of seasons.
23-02-2008 Premier Fulham 0-1 West Ham 3y 1r
Bookings: Andreasen (sent off 88mins 2nd yel), Hangeland, Murphy (Fulham)
Ref Webb failed to see clear foul by the West Ham goal scorer, Solano in the 87th min.
15-12-2007 Premier Fulham 0-1 Newcastle 0y 0r
Bookings: None
The one where Ref Webb gave a penalty against Elliot Omozusi in the last minute.
07-10-2007 Premier Fulham 0-2 Portsmouth 1y 0r
Bookings: Davis (21,f) (Fulham)
11-02-2007 Premier Bolton 2-1 Fulham 5y 0r
Bookings: Thompson (Bolton) Brown, Davies, Helguson, Queudrue (Fulham)
30-12-2006 Premier Chelsea 2-2 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) Queudrue (Fulham)
29-11-2006 Premier Fulham 2-1 Arsenal 9y 1r
Bookings: Boa Morte, Brown, Helguson, Rosenior (Fulham) Flamini, Rosicky, Senderos, Song Billong, Van Persie, Senderos (sent off 66), (Arsenal)
31-01-2006 Premier Fulham 1-0 Tottenham 4y 1r
Bookings: Helguson (Fulham) Dawson, Jenas, Rasiak, Dawson (sent off 72),(Tottenham)
01-10-2005 Premiership Fulham 2-3 Man Utd 3y 0r
Bookings: Boa Morte, Diop (Fulham) Fletcher (Man Utd)
20-08-2005 Premiership Blackburn 2-1 Fulham 3y 0r
Bookings: Reid, Savage (Blackburn) Diop (Fulham
19-02-2005 FA Cup Rnd 5 Bolton 1-0 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: Nolan, Speed (Bolton)
07-11-2004 Premiership Newcastle 1-4 Fulham 2y 0r
Bookings: O'Brien (Newcastle) Volz (Fulham)

21-02-2004 Premiership Wolves 2-1 Fulham 1y 0r
Bookings: Ince (Wolves)
18-10-2003 Premiership Fulham 0-0 Wolves 4y 0r
Bookings: Inamoto, Leacock (Fulham) Miller, Naylor (Wolves)
Ref Webb booked Inamoto for diving when he was brought down in the box.
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