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Simon Hooper to take charge at Cardiff City on Saturday

Match Officials confirmed for trip to South Wales

28 February 2020

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistant Referees: Derek Eaton and Mark Scholes

Fourth Official: Matthew Donohue

The experienced Wiltshire referee, who tried to make it as a professional footballer in his youth, first took charge of games in the EFL back in 2008 and was appointed to the Select Group 1 of Premier League referees in the summer of 2018.

During that time he has taken charge of 19 Brentford games in three divisions, only Brighton and Hove Albion have been a more frequent assignment. He was the man in charge for our unforgettable 4-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage in April 2015 and also refereed our 1-0 win at home to QPR in October of that same year. 

Most recently he was in charge of our 2-0 win over Millwall, that game coming in November 2018, taking our tally in games he has officiated to six wins, four draws, and nine defeats. 

This season, Mr Hooper has shown 73 yellow cards and two reds in 20 matches across five competitions. 

Cardiff City 2019/20

462 fouls - 5th in the Championship

55 yellow cards - 15th in the Championship

2 red cards - 7th in the Championship

There will be Pay on the Day tomorrow, cash only, from the Away Ticket Office at Gate 12, starting at 12:30 (Collections and duplicates will also be available from this point)

Block Adult (22-59) Senior (60+) Young Persons (16-21) Junior (Under 16)

Block 119-122

£21 £16 £11 £9

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