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Author Topic: Emirates FA Cup - 2022/2023  (Read 48437 times)

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Re: Emirates FA Cup - 2022/2023
« Reply #165 on: Wed 15 Mar 2023 11:02 »
Mention of referees officiating their Ďlocalí teams and mention of Clive Penton reminded me of a match at the then Madejski Stadium between Reading and Brighton. Mark Cowburn was named as referee with Mr Penton as fourth official.

Mr Cowburn pulled up lame at some point and handed over the whistle. Unfortunately Brighton scored a very controversial goal (canít remember whether I thought the referee was right or wrong) and after the game Mr Pentonís home location began to be raised and there were all sorts of rumours that he was a Brighton supporter and that his immediate family were season ticket holders there. Iíve no idea if any of that was true.

If my memory serves me right Reading raised the matter with the Football League and got some sort of apology about the appointment although the League was quick to back the refereeís officiating.