Match Officials Blackburn v Cardiff

07 December 2012 01:01
Mr Simon Hooper is the man in charge.

He is assisted by Duncan Street and Anthony Backhouse.

The Fourth Official is Paul Tierney.

Simon Hooper from Wiltshire is in his 5th season a Football League referee. His first League 2 game was a 1 - 0 win for Shrewsbury at Exeter in August 2008.

Since then he's remained a Football League referee with Championship matches under his belt as well as regular gigs in League 1 and 2.

So far this season he has officiated 17 matches and has issued 37 yellow cards and 2 red.

He was in charge of City's 2 - 0 win at Millwall in September. Last season he  was the referee for City's abysmal 3 - 0 defeat at Ipswich.

Oher noticeable City games officiated by Mr Hooper was a 3 - 1 win at Doncaster and a 6 - 1 home win over Derby.

Source: Cardiff City Online