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Whistleblower

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Interesting positioning from Mr Warner. He appears to be well into the goal area looking out onto the whole field of play, a position a referee would be extremely unlikely to take up these days.
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Alf Warner
Cricket bat maker for Gunn & Moore in Nottingham
Referee of 1914 Amateur Cup Final
Promoted to F.L. mid season - January 1915
Continued through war and with F.L. to 1920-21
Refereed (May) 1921 Charity Shield
Refereed Amateur Cup Final again in 1922
Died on his 67th birthday in 1943

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Positioning - a corner?

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Mike Warner two year F.L. stint

Presumably one of those not deemed good enough after their two year trial

Made the papers three times

12.04.80 Reading v Grimsby - denied Reading pen
23.08.80 Preston v West Ham - denied West Ham pen
14.04.81 Swindon v Millwall - whistle happy & long stoppages for minor injuries

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I recall press comment on a particularly dire game and performance from Mr Warner at Stamford Bridge in Div 2. The game was v Bristol City on 27/12/80 and it ended 0-0.

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Positioning - a corner?


May well be. When I first started refereeing it was quite customary to take up a position near the goal line but usually outside the goal area. Even with corners, today a referee would position him/herself outside the penalty area somewhere alongside the D
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I recall press comment on a particularly dire game and performance from Mr Warner at Stamford Bridge in Div 2. The game was v Bristol City on 27/12/80 and it ended 0-0.

He was lucky to get to Stamford Bridge in such a short career. Those were the days !
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Mike Warner two year F.L. stint

Presumably one of those not deemed good enough after their two year trial

Made the papers three times

12.04.80 Reading v Grimsby - denied Reading pen
23.08.80 Preston v West Ham - denied West Ham pen
14.04.81 Swindon v Millwall - whistle happy & long stoppages for minor injuries


Most likely. Are there many other 2 year triallists who failed to stay on the National List ? I can recall Bidmead, Dobson, Penrose and Ireland  though I do not know the definite reason for all of them.

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A very quick look at Upton indicates about 110 two year stints 1946-2013