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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #45 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 19:26 »
20. Correct on Keith Butcher. Not quite Busch but Busch + er = Butcher. I'll get my coat.
34. Correct again, Michael Lowe. Swing low, sweet chariot., coming for to carry me home. And Lo, a star appeared in the East. Keeps low rather than going up.
44. Ling is part-correct but something needs to be added (a task) to get the referee I was thinking of.

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #46 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 19:41 »
20. Correct on Keith Butcher. Not quite Busch but Busch + er = Butcher. I'll get my coat.
34. Correct again, Michael Lowe. Swing low, sweet chariot., coming for to carry me home. And Lo, a star appeared in the East. Keeps low rather than going up.
44. Ling is part-correct but something needs to be added (a task) to get the referee I was thinking of.

There was, I recall, a referee called A Jobling, from Morecambe, I think. A fiendishly difficult clue this one!

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #47 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 20:03 »
Google has located the miniature railway in Abbeydale Park, which is located in Dore - hence the key. Could the answer be the referee from Worcester whose career ended abruptly when he let himself down badly?
« Last Edit: Fri 16 Jul 2021 20:54 by JCFC »

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #48 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:22 »
Was 24 George Sawyer?

« Last Edit: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:33 by John Treleven »

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #49 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:25 »
No, same home town, but a good couple of decades later.

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #50 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:34 »
24 Ron Groves
41 Steve Dorr

« Last Edit: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:56 by John Treleven »

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #51 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:42 »
24 Ron Groves
41 Steve Dorr

Again, right town for 24, but wrong referee! Not M S Vieth either.
We have arrived at the same conclusion for 41, however.

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #52 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 21:47 »
20. Correct on Keith Butcher. Not quite Busch but Busch + er = Butcher. I'll get my coat.
34. Correct again, Michael Lowe. Swing low, sweet chariot., coming for to carry me home. And Lo, a star appeared in the East. Keeps low rather than going up.
44. Ling is part-correct but something needs to be added (a task) to get the referee I was thinking of.

There was, I recall, a referee called A Jobling, from Morecambe, I think. A fiendishly difficult clue this one!

A Job -ling is correct. Refereed the League Cup Final 2nd leg between Leicester and Stoke in April 1964 at the end of an 8 year career as a FL referee.

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #53 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 22:00 »
JT - 24 was Eddie Hughes of Weston-super-Mare who played five minutes under the allocated 45 in the 2nd half of a Palace v Fulham game in 1978 and was forced to retrieve the players from the dressing room to play the extra five minutes. Those of us who had gone at what we thought was the final whistle were not amused but Fulham still hung on to win 1-0.
JT & JCFC - a point each for Steve Dore for 41. Strange but I was thinking of D Orr of Iver Bucks, a FL ref for 5 seasons in the mid-1990s.
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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #54 on: Fri 16 Jul 2021 22:13 »
Which leaves -

19.    Everybody loves a man with a name of some convenience
Everybody certainly loves Raymond but it was not Lowestoft or Ray Johnson.
Think USA and then a tenuous link between the surname and a convenience!

25.    Nuts in 18, and thatís the short of it
18 is certainly Kirkpatrick, try shortening that and see what you come up with.

27.    Tall stories from both sides of the Thames (2 referees leading to one answer)
my dad used to tell me stories that I now know were complete tosh, and they could be called............?

28.    Oh  *@#*, I thought I ordered red ones for the extension, not yellow
one of the easier ones I think. Read the whole clue through. you were on the right lines but not Rob / Keith Stiles
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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #55 on: Sat 17 Jul 2021 09:03 »
19 Johnson
25 Kirkby
27 Crook & Dennis "crookedness"
28 Dawes

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #56 on: Sat 17 Jul 2021 09:41 »
19 Johnson
25 Kirkby
27 Crook & Dennis "crookedness"
28 Dawes

Nice try JT, particularly Tommy Dawes for the extension, but not who I had in mind. Four short clues:

19. 'The Stump' church (location)
25. Short / diminutive
27. Di Canio (one referee out of the two who make up the answer)
28. Fairly recent departure

Over to you and JCFC and any others who think they can crack these four.

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #57 on: Sat 17 Jul 2021 09:51 »
I was looking for somebody with the initials KP for 25 but I may be looking in completely the wrong direction

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #58 on: Sat 17 Jul 2021 09:58 »
19 Ray Tinkler
25 Paddy Power/Pat Miller/Alan Seville
27 Paul Alcock & Mike Bull
28 Neil Swarbrick
« Last Edit: Sat 17 Jul 2021 10:21 by John Treleven »

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Re: Close season Quiz
« Reply #59 on: Sat 17 Jul 2021 11:22 »
I was looking for somebody with the initials KP for 25 but I may be looking in completely the wrong direction

No you're not, you've just given me the answer!
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