Meet the Referee – Simon Hooper

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on Simon Hooper, who was appointed the referee for the Swansea City v Southampton Emirates FA Cup game on Saturday, 8 January 2022.

Simon Hooper

Referee Hooper was assisted by Andrew Fox and Richard Wild, with Tom Reeves the 4th Official for the game.

Name: Simon Hooper
Born: 15 July 1982
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire.

Background:
In May 2018, Simon Hooper was promoted to Referee Select Group 1 by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) having taken charge of 42 matches across all competitions during the 2017/18 season, a decision which former referee Mark Halsey disagreed with, commenting that better referees should have been promoted ahead of him.

Hooper made his Championship bow in Norwich City’s 4-0 win over Barnsley in January 2009 and now has over 135 Championship games under his belt.

Swans related Fact(s):
This was the 9th time that Hooper has officiated a Swansea City home game.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
8-Jan-2022FA Cup 3rd RoundSwans2:3Southampton
20-Oct-2021ChampionshipSwans2:1West Bromwich Albion
24-Apr-2021ChampionshipReading2:2Swans
5-Feb-2021
Championship
Swans
2:0
Norwich City
29-Nov-2018
Championship
Swans
1:2
Fulham
22-Sep-2018
Championship
Middlesbrough
0:0
Swans
28-Aug-2012
Capital One Cup
Swans
3:1
Barnsley
01-Jan-2011
Championship
Swans
1:0
Reading
19-Oct-2010
Championship
Swans
0:0
Queens Park Rangers
12-Dec-2009
Championship
Swans
0:1
Nottingham Forest
18-Aug-2009
Championship
Swans
0:0
Reading

In summary, Simon Hooper’s record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P9 W4 D2 L3

Away Games
P2 W0 D2 L0

Overall Record
P11 W4 D4 L3

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 72%

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