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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #15 on: Wed 10 Aug 2022 16:10 »

Mutn3 reported on a game that I was on last season and although he/she didn't mention my performance it was nice to read about it. I'm sure others feel the same way

Keep it up JCFC and Mutn3, it's much appreciated

Not true - you definitely got a mention !

https://ratetheref.createaforum.com/general-discussion-5/pyramid-patrol-202122/msg36337/#msg36337

Ha ha, I stand corrected.

Apologies Mutn3
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #16 on: Wed 10 Aug 2022 16:19 »
No self-respecting resident of Kelvinside would ever stoop to watching a Kerion film.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #17 on: Wed 10 Aug 2022 16:37 »

Mutn3 reported on a game that I was on last season and although he/she didn't mention my performance it was nice to read about it. I'm sure others feel the same way

Keep it up JCFC and Mutn3, it's much appreciated

Not true - you definitely got a mention !

https://ratetheref.createaforum.com/general-discussion-5/pyramid-patrol-202122/msg36337/#msg36337

Ha ha, I stand corrected.

Apologies Mutn3

And apologies from me to Conkernut for a wholly inadvertent dumb rating.

Incidentally, Mutn3 does not appear to have been active on here since April. I hope he is merely enjoying his cricket and that he has not been taken ill.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #18 on: Wed 10 Aug 2022 16:41 »
No self-respecting resident of Kelvinside would ever stoop to watching a Kerion film.
Indeed, the same thought did occur to me.

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #19 on: Thu 11 Aug 2022 21:15 »
Two unpleasantly hot buses took JCFC to

Wednesday 10th August 2022
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replay
Albion Sports   2   v   2   Barnoldswick Town
James Gallagher (W. Riding FA); Haim Fiterman, Anonymous Steve Lynch lookalike.

The officials carried on with their warm-up for some time after the players had headed indoors and as a result, it was already 19.45 when the bell was rung and play was accordingly late starting - not something likely to endear Mr Gallagher to JCFC. Fortunately for the referee, the bright sun made viewing even trickier than usual, so Mr Gallagher passed largely unnoticed.

The match got off to a lively start, Albion going ahead on 2 minutes only for Barlick to draw level within a minute. Albion regained the lead on 17 minutes. There was a wonderfully quaint piece of barracking from the other end of the stand: "That was never a foul." (It was!!) "You blackguard, referee." Shortly after the break, Albion were penalised for a back-pass, but Barlick were wide with the free-kick. They did, however, equalise once more just before the break.

Again the teams seemed more eager to get started than the officials, both referee and managers with the usual late traipse across the pitch. Things gradually became untidy, though Mr Gallagher appeared to remain calm and in control, though it was not always wholly clear where his line was drawn. As is often their wont, Albion got under their opponents' skin and Barlick received a couple of yellow cards. The half was dominated by unwelcome thoughts of looming extra-time, a view shared, it seemed, by AR2 and the Farsley groundsman.The final ten minutes of the half brought three yellows for Albion - the first leading to an indignant delegation.

So, extra time it was to be - eventually, as the turn round was delayed rather longer than usual and there seemed to be a mass meeting of players and referee before it got under way. There were some decent saves at each end, but no further score. Three minutes into the second period Mr Fiterman flagged for a clear attack-stopper and the visiting left back received his second yellow and made his way slowly across the pitch. This produced the evening's highlight as he left the field in high dudgeon, uttering the odd oath - at which point a young girl piped up very loudly "Naughty boy!" JCFC had no wish to spend the night in Bradford Bus Station and had to leave a few minutes before the end - at 22.20
The visitors' Twitter reported that they had a man booked right at the end for kicking the ball away, and that Albion went through 4-3 on penalties.

Apart from his dilatoriness (perhaps Cornish time is more relaxed) Mr Gallagher did not appear to do much wrong, but JCFC will not be in a great hurry to see him again - not, at least, if bus times are tight.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #20 on: Sun 14 Aug 2022 21:00 »
At the start of the day, Brighouse Town were second in the tabke, only Bridlington Town denying them the top spot. Bitter experience suggested that this state of affairs was unlikely to last long - and bitter experience proved correct at

Saturday 13th August 2022
NPL Division 1 East
Brighouse Town   1   v   3   Hebburn Town
George Eaton (Marple); Ian McGuinness, Danny O'Brien.

The match was sponsored by the home manager, Vill Powell, to celebrate the 77th birthday of his Dad, who rejoices(?) in the first name Weaville. Suggestions that his sisters were called Beddbugg and Dungbeattle were probably inaccurate.

JCFC had attended Mr Eaton's last match as a Level 4 - a testing promotion play-off, which he coped with, though not without some controversial moments. It would be interesting to see how he fared in his first League match after promotion.

After just 2 minutes, he was faced with a choice: Hebburn had been awarded a free-kick, but complained long and hard that they should have had one earlier. Ignore them or make it clear that he was not going to accept dissent? Each course had its merits and Mr Eaton chose the former, which worked well for a while. The opening quarter was pretty frenetic and Hebburn were better at this, though after the drinks break, things slowed down and Brighouse came back into the game. A crunching challenge on 27 minutes drew a warning for the visiting number 8 - which might have been on the charitable side. On 35 minutes, Brighouse played the ball down the right wing, where their winger was well offside. His colleagues shouted to him to leave it and the ball ran into touch, giving Hebburn a throw near their corner, rather than a free-kick. Their manager had an extended moan at Mr Eaton, who again issued no formal rebuke. He did finally have a word with a player for complaining that he had been fouled.

Hebburn found the net three minutes into the second half, but Mr McGuinness had flagged for offside.The home number 10 seemed to think that "I touched the ball" meant
a) that he couldn't be penalised for a barge and
b) that he was alowed to address the referee in unparliamentary terms
and it turned out that he was correct on b). Just after the hour, home fans' hopes were raised when their team took the lead. On 64 minutes an injury saw the players  take a drinks break - unofficially, as Mr Eaton called for the official one three minutes later. A Hebburn defender received a yellow on 73 minutes, but his team equalised with a good header a minute later. It was soon the turn of a Brighouse player to see the yellow card and Hebburn exploited the home side's aerial deficiencies to add two further goals. A late free-kick for Brighouse produced a brief contretemps and possibly a yellow card, though that was not clear. As the players headed towards the dressing-rooms at the end, there was some kind of hold-up at the exit; maybe it was just "After you Cecil," as the officials watched but did not get involved.

Last season, JCFC had commented on the excellence of Mr Eaton's reverse gear. It was in evidence once again in this match - but on one occasion he missed his footing as he set off and finished on his backside. Fouls by attackers seemed to be more common than by defenders - Brighouse might even have conceded a penalty for a push. Had my usual colleague been able to attend, he would doubtless have described Mr Eaton as " a bit ineffectual," and might have offered some advice during the game. JCFC is more easily pleased and put some of the apparent diffidence down to the referee finding his feet at a new level. With a few more games under his belt, he may develop in confidence.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #21 on: Sun 14 Aug 2022 21:04 »
At the start of the day, Brighouse Town were second in the tabke, only Bridlington Town denying them the top spot. Bitter experience suggested that this state of affairs was unlikely to last long - and bitter experience proved correct at

Saturday 13th August 2022
NPL Division 1 East
Brighouse Town   1   v   3   Hebburn Town
George Eaton (Marple); Ian McGuinness, Danny O'Brien.

The match was sponsored by the home manager, Vill Powell, to celebrate the 77th birthday of his Dad, who rejoices(?) in the first name Weaville. Suggestions that his sisters were called Beddbugg and Dungbeattle were probably inaccurate.

JCFC had attended Mr Eaton's last match as a Level 4 - a testing promotion play-off, which he coped with, though not without some controversial moments. It would be interesting to see how he fared in his first League match after promotion.

After just 2 minutes, he was faced with a choice: Hebburn had been awarded a free-kick, but complained long and hard that they should have had one earlier. Ignore them or make it clear that he was not going to accept dissent? Each course had its merits and Mr Eaton chose the former, which worked well for a while. The opening quarter was pretty frenetic and Hebburn were better at this, though after the drinks break, things slowed down and Brighouse came back into the game. A crunching challenge on 27 minutes drew a warning for the visiting number 8 - which might have been on the charitable side. On 35 minutes, Brighouse played the ball down the right wing, where their winger was well offside. His colleagues shouted to him to leave it and the ball ran into touch, giving Hebburn a throw near their corner, rather than a free-kick. Their manager had an extended moan at Mr Eaton, who again issued no formal rebuke. He did finally have a word with a player for complaining that he had been fouled.

Hebburn found the net three minutes into the second half, but Mr McGuinness had flagged for offside.The home number 10 seemed to think that "I touched the ball" meant
a) that he couldn't be penalised for a barge and
b) that he was alowed to address the referee in unparliamentary terms
and it turned out that he was correct on b). Just after the hour, home fans' hopes were raised when their team took the lead. On 64 minutes an injury saw the players  take a drinks break - unofficially, as Mr Eaton called for the official one three minutes later. A Hebburn defender received a yellow on 73 minutes, but his team equalised with a good header a minute later. It was soon the turn of a Brighouse player to see the yellow card and Hebburn exploited the home side's aerial deficiencies to add two further goals. A late free-kick for Brighouse produced a brief contretemps and possibly a yellow card, though that was not clear. As the players headed towards the dressing-rooms at the end, there was some kind of hold-up at the exit; maybe it was just "After you Cecil," as the officials watched but did not get involved.

Last season, JCFC had commented on the excellence of Mr Eaton's reverse gear. It was in evidence once again in this match - but on one occasion he missed his footing as he set off and finished on his backside. Fouls by attackers seemed to be more common than by defenders - Brighouse might even have conceded a penalty for a push. Had my usual colleague been able to attend, he would doubtless have described Mr Eaton as " a bit ineffectual," and might have offered some advice during the game. JCFC is more easily pleased and put some of the apparent diffidence down to the referee finding his feet at a new level. With a few more games under his belt, he may develop in confidence.

Good to see George settling in. I’m out with him and a few friends in a couple of weeks so I’ll pass on your good comments JCFC. 👍😃

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #22 on: Sun 14 Aug 2022 22:54 »
At the start of the day, Brighouse Town were second in the tabke, only Bridlington Town denying them the top spot. Bitter experience suggested that this state of affairs was unlikely to last long - and bitter experience proved correct at

Saturday 13th August 2022
NPL Division 1 East
Brighouse Town   1   v   3   Hebburn Town
George Eaton (Marple); Ian McGuinness, Danny O'Brien.

....

Last season, JCFC had commented on the excellence of Mr Eaton's reverse gear. It was in evidence once again in this match - but on one occasion he missed his footing as he set off and finished on his backside. Fouls by attackers seemed to be more common than by defenders - Brighouse might even have conceded a penalty for a push. Had my usual colleague been able to attend, he would doubtless have described Mr Eaton as " a bit ineffectual," and might have offered some advice during the game. JCFC is more easily pleased and put some of the apparent diffidence down to the referee finding his feet at a new level. With a few more games under his belt, he may develop in confidence.

...... or not
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #23 on: Mon 15 Aug 2022 09:27 »
Did someone ask " how's the cricket going "?

To quote the famous cockney Dick Van Dyke, my club has two wheels on it's wagon, having won the first eleven, and then losing four of the last six!

Once we are (not) promoted I'll be able to slay a few more dragons on here, but I need to find that hidden cricketing cave first ! 😄
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #24 on: Wed 17 Aug 2022 08:16 »
Always trying to educate myself on days out, I found myself by the marina at the end of Flesh Hovel Lane this afternoon. In keeping with similar Marquis de Sade entries into the Leicestershire yellow pages (perhaps) , why not try two hours the same evening at Butthole Lane, the home of Shepshed Dynamo? The Shepshed Ultras did wittily key into this somewhat with a chant, but you really need to attend a game to hear why, not from myself !

A callow younger me made my Northern Premier League Assistant's debut here a hundred years ago. Shepshed Charterhouse, as was, v Colne Dynamos, as was. It wasn't a success! Let's hope for better for Martyn Gospel at ...

Shepshed v Dereham Town
Northern Prem D1
Att: 198
Difficulty 2/5
Match 3/5
Score 2:2

A genial referee, who looked to have good gentle rapport with players and colleagues alike.

Any criticism, nay, observation would be reserved for lacking an obvious sprint, for getting there in your own time has as many benefits as those who make instant up-with-play decisions before giving themselves time to think.

First half Dereham, two goals down at the break, did look as though a hard season might await, but the fightback in the second half was commendable.

The pitch, mottled greens and browns, did not take any prisoners, but what must have seemed manna from up above was the steady refreshing rain throughout, which may have got as much applause as the game.

Nothing to push the referee here, the sort of game where no one can have anything to moan about really.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #25 on: Wed 17 Aug 2022 12:41 »
the sort of game where no one can have anything to moan about really.
I bet that didn't stop anyone though!
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #26 on: Wed 17 Aug 2022 13:53 »
the sort of game where no one can have anything to moan about really.
I bet that didn't stop anyone though!

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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #27 on: Wed 17 Aug 2022 16:05 »
Another "One t"  previously unheard of, drew JCFC to

Tuesday 16th August 2022
NPL Division 1 West
Mossley   1    v   0   Runcorn Linnets
Elliot Bell (Liverpool FA); Jacob Viera, Adam Sefton.

Arriving very early in Mossley, JCFC opted for an alternative ascent through the park, in the hope that it would be easier; it wasn't, but did offer a couple of short flat sections, one a terrace with an interesting view back down to the railway line. The pie chips and gravy had been well earned and were greatly enjoyed.

The name Elliot Bell prompted thoughts of a possible long-lost sister of Currer, Ellis and Acton, quickly dismissed as silly. In appearance Mr Bell ticked all the boxes for the typical modern referee. A little research suggests that he might be about 24.

It was soon clear that this was to be quite a testing game, with plenty of physical contact and a degree of macho posturing. Mr Bell assessed the situation accurately, issuing a deserved yellow card to a Mossley defender for an attack-stopping foul, though he was surrounded by the Linnets' posse, claimimg that the ball had eventually ended up with an attacker in a possibly advantageous position. Runcorn soon levelled the yellow card count and took the lead in that competition on 23 minutes, for recklessly flattening a defender. this prompted a minor contretemps, quickly calmed, only to restart, fortunately mildly, when Mr Bell turned away to check on the injured player. Mr Viera was able to contribute a useful flag for a little tug on a shirt. On 40 minutes the Runcorn number 7 went for a ball with a raised foot - carelessly rather than recklessly - and Mr Bell was right to have just a quiet word. Linnets had a long shot over the bar on 42 minutes as JCFC was pushed to recall a shot on target.

Mossley made a good start to the second half - and did indeed force the Runcorn keeper to make a save. They had the better of things until three quarter time, but then Runcorn came back, but neither side could find the target. The Runcorn boss seemed keen to deliver a tutorial to Mr Bell, but in trith it was not required. On 80 minutes the home left winger fired a cross hard into the area, where it was immediately blocked by a defender. Mr Bell, ideally placed, immediately blew for a penalty. The posse reappeared, but their protests might have carried more weight had they not shown too great a propensity to complain about things earlier. JCFC was in no position to offer a verdict, so is happy to accept the referee's decision - as was the Mossley striker who converted the penalty to give Mossley the win.

Mr Viera took his time noting details of substitutions and on a couple of occasions Mr Bell whistled for play to resume when his assistant was marginally short of his position, but there were few other things to quibble about in a well-judged performance. His cards were correct - and did the job. His use of the whistle, sharp but short, was pleasing and he appeared to have a decent degree of interaction with the players - particularly in the second half, when his smile was used. His movement was outstanding in all modes, not just in terms of rapidity, but also in lateral coverage - no ploughing up and down the middle here! JCFC was reminded in many ways of a young Darren England - but then JCFC's judgement is notably fallible. Certainly the nearest to a purr so far this season.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #28 on: Sun 21 Aug 2022 14:50 »
For some time, the identity of the slightly improbable-looking bespectacled assistant pictured on the excellent NCEL website's "Match Officials/Latest Changes" section has been a mystery. The puzzle was solved, however, when he turned out to be the referee for

Saturday 20th August 2022
FA Cup Preliminary Round
Brighouse Town   1   v   2   Penistone Church
Thomas Smith (W. Riding FA); Jamie Albison, James Barker.

His details revealed that he took the referees course (at Harrogate) as recently as 2018, so he must have impressed to be in the middle for such a game so quickly.Mr Albison, incidentally, though looking younger has been refereeing for longer. Young Mr Baker must have "taken the Fifth" as his space remained blank.

Long-suffering Brighouse fans (is there any other sort?) know that being drawn against their side in the FA Cup is tantamount to a bye. For the first quarter, though, it looked as if things might be about to change. They dominated in terms of territory and created numerous chances, but without anything to show for their efforts. On 28 minutes, Penistone managed an attack and duly took the lead, proceeding to look the better side for the rest of the half - though Town did equalise on 39 minutes, with a long shot from the right wing.

The second half was fairly evenly contested, with thoughts that one more goal might be decisive. A substitution on three-quarter time was conducted by Mr Albison in fr4ont of the Church bench, some ten yards short of half-way - a small detail, but one which looked amateurish. On 72 minutes a Brighouse player lay injured as the ball was played forward, where a Penistone player gained possession - at which point Mr Smith whistled. Both JCFC and his colleague were expecting a drop-ball for Church in the home half, but play restarted with a free-kick to Penistone back in their own half. We must assume that advantage had been played for an offence we had missed. The kick, however, turned out well for Penistone, as the home keeper failed to collect a high ball and the visitors took the lead.  There was one other curiosity: in the 82nd minute a Brighouse player was again down injured, Mr Smith checked and raised an arm at which point the physio raced on and was about to attend to him when he recovered and she was not required. The player was not required to leave the field. Brighouse created the odd chance in the second half - including one header than should have been scored - but Penistone it is who progress to the next round. Nobody in Brighouse is surprised, though the club treasurer was disappointed to miss out on the winning bonus. All the more so, as the programme had commented on the cost of match officials in the previous weekend's game. They did not begrudge the fees, but when travel from Stockport was added (£64.80) the total came to just 20p short of £220 - no wonder we were exhorted to buy Golden goal and Raffle tickets.

There was little in the game to trouble Mr Smith. He did possess the ability to sprint rapidly, but was less energetic in his movements than most of his colleagues at this level, and showed no sign of a reverse or sideways gear. He generally seemed to favour a minimum level of intervention and on this occasion it worked well, but there were reservations as to how he would fare in a more hard-fought match. His whistle had a most irritating tone - very shrill, as if out of a Christmas cracker. That has its uses on a parks pitch, where it distinguishes it from the next pitch, but a more conventional one would be preferable here. Fortunately he did not have to use it too often.

President Hacking was in attendance, at a distance, reminiscing with spectators, and will doubtless have been happy with the proceedings.
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Re: Pyramid Patrol 2022/23
« Reply #29 on: Wed 24 Aug 2022 02:04 »
An artificial pitch, the sort where black rubber confetti appears every time the ball connects with the surface. The way forward for clubs? Seems so.

These pitches seem to exaggerate any work a player puts on the ball. Put any topspin on it, and it beats anything Barnes Wallis came up with. A bit of check, and the ball almost stands still. Yaxley, who play on a similar pitch, ought to have been prepared,  or at least brought a goalkeeper who was!  Three first half goals were down to his major errors in not understanding how the pitch would react. Not that it mattered, it was 8-0 at half time!

Harborough Tn v Yaxley
Score 9:1
Referee: Ashley Allen
Match difficulty 2/5
Entertainment 3/5

I'm a fan of anything TCM put out there. Once a day you can be sure to find " Casablanca". I'm not quite watching it on loop but I could have mistaken the referee for a young Claude Rains. I may watch a little too much television in the afternoons.

An early penalty, correct in all aspects, and little to do except watch the 'keeper find way after way to make the wrong choice. At times it seemed I was watching a struggling Sunday side. At half time, there was a small ripple of applause, but there was little excitement in watching such one way traffic.

I did have concerns that Mr Allen did allow too much protest from Harborough at times ( they were only eight up, think if it were tight?) but there really wasn't much to test him. That's another thing with these pitches, proper tackles seem very rare, and thus much less to ask the best of the referee, or ought I to say, find the better referee!

Mr Assistant (stand side) judgement of offside was certainly different to mine on a few occasions, and the third goal featured a hokey cokey flag (up one moment, down the next) that Mr Allen did not seem to pick up on. Whether Assessor Mr Taylor (I think t'was he, certainly the right area) had more to say on it,  I don't know.

Assuming there weren't any mass brawls to test Mr Allen in the final twenty minutes, he'd be happy with his day at the office. Talkative, genial and there or thereabouts.

Not so sure about his footwear though. A flash of white on each instep reminded me of winged footed Mercury. As Mercury served as an intermediary between gods and mortals, perhaps I'm not too far off!


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