Author Topic: Final League Matches Sat 8th & Sun 9th MAY 2021  (Read 2627 times)

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Re: Final League Matches Sat 8th & Sun 9th MAY 2021
« on: Tue 04 May 2021 20:14 »

I was wondering if Graham Salisbury at Wigan is a potential swansong with his son being appointed as fourth official. He's already done two Wigan homes this season - they lost them both 5-0!

It is. A fitting finale for an outstanding NL servant.

He's had a very long and very decent Football League career. Always feel uncomfortable with someone who has been well remunerated for his hobby described as a servant though.

A tad harsh?  He might have been "well remunerated" for his years on the Football League (although there is an argument that his "hourly rate" is not that high, given the commitment) but my guess is that he has ploughed is way through quite a few seasons of parks football, semi-pro football and attended numerous training meetings, association meetings and other mandatory meetings.  99.99% of referees could look the RA's motto in the eye and my guess is that he is not part of the 0.01% who could not.

Having seen him referee many times down the years, he's not one of my favourite officials - he always gives the impression of really not wanting to be there - but I appreciate and respect his longevity.
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