Author Topic: Who was the referee? Appeals for information  (Read 3331 times)

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Timbo

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This one ?

Ken Burns definitely. The other photo is Ron Challis.


Whilst it is ironic that Kenny Burns was the player in the Ron Challis photograph ?

John Treleven

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Not as ironic as you might think as the link I posted was from a search for "Ken Burns" so it brought up both the referee and the player
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Acme Thunderer

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I was watching The Big Match Revisited on Saturday, mainly because the main match was Palace v Nottingham Forest in Div 1 on 8th December 1979. Ref was Alan Robinson (Hants). Also featured was Ipswich's 4-0 rout of Man City, ref John Martin of Alton. How times have changed!

The third match was Middlesbrough v Southampton, also in Div 1 on 8/12/79, and featured a bizarre penalty incident when an unknown ref gave a penalty to Boro for a foul which looked outside the area and then disallowed a tap-in goal following a rebound off the goalie because the goalie had moved off his line before the kick was taken. The kick was retaken and the goalie saved it, and Boro lost 0-1. A bit of a 'Lee Mason at Brighton' moment. No real idea who the ref was and D Owen of The Wirrall was the only one who came to mind. Can anyone confirm who the ref was - Boro v Southampton, Div 1, 8/12/79? Just interested, thanks.       

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Yes, it was Derek Owen

Acme Thunderer

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Yes, it was Derek Owen

Thank you JT, a good guess on my part it seems, given that I never saw the guy in live action!

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Excellent "call"

Lines were P. Hindle (Blackburn) & J.C. Hodson (York)

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The linesman on the right of Ken Burns (left of picture) is Len Bates of Aldridge/Walsall, I was in the same RA as him in the 1970s.
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