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Re: I spy old refs
« on: Fri 05 Oct 2018 21:09 »
Reference the disallowed Spurs goal from a penalty at half time, this game was one of the last of the 1959/60 season (16/4/60) and Spurs lost 0-1 to a late City goal. At the end of the season, Spurs lost the Div 1 title by 2 points when 2 points were awarded for a win, and Spurs' goal average and difference were a lot better than the eventual title winners, Burnley. So in a sense, Mr Pullin's decision to disallow the goal was crucial in deciding the title destination that season. As you say, we are unlikely to see a similar situation now on the PL, with time being added on for stoppages even in added time, and I can't imagine Mr Pullin was welcomed with open arms at WHL for the remainder of his FL career.  :o   

All other things being equal, they'd have still lost the title, but by just one point !