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John W. Paterson (Linlithgow, Bothwell, Scotland)
« on: Fri 08 Oct 2021 15:15 »
Obituary in Scottish Football Historian received today

John W. Paterson, one of Scotland's leading referees in the 1960s and 1970s died on 24th August 2021, aged 92

Promoted to Class 1 in 1961-62 while living in Lithlingow (20 miles W of Edinburgh) he moved to Bothwell (9 miles ESE of Glasgow) the following year

The statutory retirement age forced him to stop at the end of 1977-78

He was on the FIFA list of elite referees for 13 years and the UEFA list for 12, during which he took charge of semi-finals in the European and UEFA cups

He officiated at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and took charge of the Celtic v Dundee United Scottish Cup Final in 1974

When the Glasgow F.A. organised a match against the Football League at Hampden to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, John won the ballot of the local referee's association members. One of his linesmen was Brian McGinlay who recalled "a lovely man and an absolute gentleman"



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Here is a list of John's European matches

1966-67   Inter-Cities Fairs Cup                   1R   21/09/1966   Juventus FC, Torino   v   AS Aris, Thessaloniki
1966-67   Inter-Cities Fairs Cup                   2R   22/11/1966   SL Benfica, Lisboa   v   DFS Spartak, Plovdiv
1967-68   Inter-Cities Fairs Cup                   1R   03/10/1967   TSV München 1860   v   Servette FC, Genčve
1968-69   European Cup Winners' Cup   1R   02/10/1968   CF Barcelona   v   FC Lugano
1969-70   European Cup Winners' Cup   1R   01/10/1969   KS Górnik, Zabrze   v   PAE Olympiakos SFP, Piraeus
1970-71   European Fairs Cup                   3R   09/12/1970   RSC Anderlecht, Brussels   v   Vitória FC, Setúbal
1971-72   UEFA Cup                                   1R   15/09/1971   Marsa FC   v   Juventus FC, Torino
1971-72   UEFA Cup                                   2R   20/10/1971   Real Madrid CF   v   PSV, Eindhoven
1971-72   UEFA Cup                                   QF   09/03/1972   Ferencváros TC, Budapest   v   FK Željeznicar, Sarajevo
1972-73   European Cup Winners' Cup   1R   27/09/1972   Landskrona BoIS   v   CS Rapid, Bucuresti
1972-73   European Cup Winners' Cup   SF   11/04/1973   AC Milan   v   TJ Sparta CKD Praha
1972-73   UEFA Cup                                   2R   08/11/1972   1. FC Kaiserslautern   v   GD CUF, Barreiro
1973-74   European Champion Clubs' Cup   1R   19/09/1973   Vejle BK   v   FC Nantes
1973-74   UEFA Cup                                   3R   12/12/1973   1. FC Köln   v   OGC Nice
1973-74   UEFA Cup                                   SF   24/04/1974   VfB Stuttgart   v   SC Feyenoord, Rotterdam
1974-75   European Champion Clubs' Cup   2R   06/11/1974   AS Saint-Étienne   v   NK Hajduk, Split
1974-75   European Cup Winners' Cup   QF   19/03/1975   SL Benfica, Lisboa   v   PSV, Eindhoven
1975-76   UEFA Cup                                   1R   01/10/1975   Olympique de Marseille   v   FC Carl Zeiss Jena
1975-76   UEFA Cup                                   2R   22/10/1975   Vasas SC, Budapest   v   Sporting Clube de Portugal, Lisboa
1976-77   European Cup Winners' Cup   2R   04/11/1976   NK Hajduk, Split   v   Club Atlético de Madrid
1976-77   UEFA Cup                                   1R   30/09/1976   AC Milan   v   CS Dinamo, Bucuresti
1977-78   UEFA Cup                                   2R   02/11/1977   FC Barcelona   v   AZ'67 Alkmaar

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1976-77   UEFA Cup    1R   30/09/1976   AC Milan   v   CS Dinamo, Bucuresti  2-1
John W. Paterson - W. D. Reid (Aberdeen) - A.W. Knox  (Glasgow)

1977-78   UEFA Cup  2R   02/11/1977   FC Barcelona   v   AZ'67 Alkmaar  1-1
John W. Paterson -  Alexander Ferguson (Glasgow) - Gerald Evans (Glasgow)

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1975-76   UEFA Cup     1R   01/10/1975   Olympique de Marseille   v   FC Carl Zeiss Jena 0-1
John W. Paterson - William Crighton (?) - George B. Smith (Edingburgh)

1975-76   UEFA Cup   2R   22/10/1975   Vasas SC, Budapest   v   Sporting Clube de Portugal, Lisboa 3-1
John W. Paterson - Alexander Ferguson (Glasgow) - D. Carle (Perth)

1976-77   European Cup Winners' Cup   2R   04/11/1976   NK Hajduk, Split   v   Club Atlético de Madrid  1-2
John W. Paterson - Jim F. Smith (Glasgow) - George B. Smith (Edingburgh).

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William D. "Billy" Reid (Aberdeen)

Edinburgh, not Edingburgh
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Mr Paterson also refereed the 1976-77 Scottish League Cup final between Celtic and Aberdeen (a game which I saw).

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Think it was Alan Ferguson (not Alexander) who hailed form Giffnock (Glasgow) ans was a Grade 1 and FIFA listed official.
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1974-75   European Champion Clubs' Cup   2R   06/11/1974   AS Saint-Étienne   v   NK Hajduk, Split
John W. Paterson - ? Dempsey - A. D. Fleming  (Glasgow).


1974-75   European Cup Winners' Cup   QF   19/03/1975   SL Benfica, Lisboa   v   PSV, Eindhoven   1-2
John W. Paterson -  K.G. Hope (Glasgow) - A.K.C. Harvie (Glasgow).

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Harry Dempsey (Croy)
A.D. Fleming (Aberdeen, not Glasgow)
K.J. (not K.G.) Hope
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I recall that during his time as a Scottish League referee A D Fleming was listed as coming from Banknock, which would appear to be between Kilsyth and Denny.

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I recall that during his time as a Scottish League referee A D Fleming was listed as coming from Banknock, which would appear to be between Kilsyth and Denny.

AD Fleming, (Drew Fleming) was originally from Banknock but due to his work with the Civil Service also lived for periods of time in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Sadly Drew recently passed away and his funeral took place yesterday.
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Kilmarnock Rotary Club

Weekly Meeting

with Drew Fleming - visitors welcome

Thu, Nov 15th 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

My Life in Refereeing.

Drew was a football referee and as the title suggests he will be telling us of his experiences.

Kilmarnock Rotary Club were entertained recently by retired football referee Drew Fleming. In a very amusing and interesting talk Drew described his career as a referee from school days to the highest levels of national and international football. Spanning decades, and mentioning some legendary footballers, Drew gave the view from ‘behind the whistle’ in grounds and stadiums from humble parks to world famous theatres of football.  Professional skill and knowledge, as well as a thick skin, are requirements of a referee, along with a well-developed sense of humour. Drew’s numerous anecdotes were appreciated by all.

As background Drew had told us : -

“I joined the Stirlingshire Referees Association in my final year at Kilsyth Academy and spent the next three years in the Stirlingshire Secondary Juvenile League. From then I moved through the Junior and senior grades before an Achilles injury forced me to retire –at age 35!

I was then appointed as a referee Supervisor, assessing performances and acting as a liaison between local Referee Associations and the Scottish Football Association. This involved me in a number of areas including Glasgow, Stirlingshire, Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire, with some specific involvements elsewhere also.

When I retired from my mainstream job (Careers Service Inspector) I became additionally involved in UEFA matches as a Referee Liaison Officer looking after teams of officials coming to Scotland  for UEFA matches from the time of their arrival until seeing them off the day after the match. I reached the retiring age for both SFA and UEFA duties simultaneously because of age limits (now abolished!) and for the past seven years have operated as a  Development Advisor in Junior football , where there is no age limit!”

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WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF FORMER RENFREWSHIRE SUPERVISOR DREW FLEMING. DREW WAS A REFEREE FOR MANY YEARS AND LATTERLY A DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR, SHOWING HIS TREMENDOUS COMMITMENT TO REFEREEING. DREW WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY EVERYONE, AND OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY

— RENFREWSHIRE REFEREES (@RENFREWREFS) OCTOBER 7, 2021

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I recall that during his time as a Scottish League referee A D Fleming was listed as coming from Banknock, which would appear to be between Kilsyth and Denny.

AD Fleming, (Drew Fleming) was originally from Banknock but due to his work with the Civil Service also lived for periods of time in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Sadly Drew recently passed away and his funeral took place yesterday.

Are you the same Scottish Ref that used to post so enjoyably on the old site? If so, welcome back
 If not, welcome anyway!

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1973-74   UEFA Cup     3R   12/12/1973   1. FC Köln   v   OGC Nice
John W. Paterson - Ian Munro - James McMahon

1972-73   UEFA Cup     2R   08/11/1972   1. FC Kaiserslautern   v   GD CUF, Barreiro
John W. Paterson - A.C. Harris (Dundee) - K. Cameron (Dumfries).