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George Courtney - Referee... remember him ?

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flippinghated the thrower. Every time my old man saw his name in the matchday programme he'd rant "We can't play against 12 flippingmen". More often than not he was right. What a blast from the past, I'm gunna ask old man if he remembers Courtney tomorrow when I drop my kids off on way to work. I guarantee he'll rage up, will post his response if it's funny enough!

:tango: My ol fella was exactly the same. he'd read the back of the programme and " ....oh for fooks sake, not Courtney again". I grew up thinking he was Adolfs brother or summat

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Keith Hackett was a legend.

I remember him coming to visit us at Junior school

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neil midgley was a bit of a thrower as well

but hes stoking the fires with the devil so its ok now :biggrin:

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Philip Don was another joker, it beggars belief how some of them made it to the highest level - it really shows how bad the general standard is.

The real creme de la crap is still in the lower leagues though, where people like Deadman and Beeby manage to ruin games every week.

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Roger Kirkpatrick, My favourite referee in all my Footy watching days, nicknamed Mr Pickwick he could run faster Backwards than any winger was going forwards.

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god yes i remember him .....you knew you was going to be entertained if he turned up .

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Wasn't it Courtney that reffed the 1983 FA Cup Semi v Brighton, denied us a pen when Steve Foster pulled back Bannister, could be wrong, was only young then.

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Wasn't it Courtney that reffed the 1983 FA Cup Semi v Brighton, denied us a pen when Steve Foster pulled back Bannister, could be wrong, was only young then.

It was. Strange, I never realised until now, and I confirmed it on Youtube!

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Keith Hackett was a legend.

I remember him coming to visit us at Junior school

Keith Hackett was a decent bloke in his reffing days, but now he is so far up his own arse its untrue.

A bloke who comes in to our work is a former ref, and now an asessor. Craig something or other, (not sure of his sirname).He is proper funny to watch. He strolls round the shop floor then breaks out in to little sprints as if he is gonna book somebody. And is always pointing at imaginary things as if they are players.

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A bloke who comes in to our work is a former ref, and now an asessor. Craig something or other, (not sure of his sirname).He is proper funny to watch. He strolls round the shop floor then breaks out in to little sprints as if he is gonna book somebody. And is always pointing at imaginary things as if they are players.

Reminded me of this...

:laugh:

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He used to stay with our Maths lecturer at Sheffield Poly when reffing us back in the day. He said Courtney used to love winding us up to get a reaction. Courtney hated Wednesday fans with a passion.

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I know he was the original 'ref to hate' but my only memory of him was at villa park where he gave us that Jemson goal to win the game. Best bit was Les Sealey going ballistic right in front of us.

I was there lol bloody hell he went crazy

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Didn't he once send Lee Chapman off at Nottingham Forest for using 'Industrial language' I.e Chapman used the word 'Bloody' when addressing him.

That was that tvvat Elleray.

Another public school teacher.

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On 17/05/2012 at 22:29, RUMBELOWS91 said:

Remember that- Jemson deserved a Bafta for the way he ran off in celebration as if there was zero doubt it had gone in lol

It was almost a foot over the line, it wasn’t even close. I was sat on the bottom tier but part of the stand went round slightly to one side. I had a perfect view of it and it was a goal. It was Sealeys fault as he actually carried the ball over the line.

I never understood Sealey’s reaction tbh.

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12 minutes ago, sexpistol said:

It was almost a foot over the line, it wasn’t even close. I was sat on the bottom tier but part of the stand went round slightly to one side. I had a perfect view of it and it was a goal. It was Sealeys fault as he actually carried the ball over the line.

I never understood Sealey’s reaction tbh.

Here is the so called controversial goal, that was nearly a foot over the line. Check 0:55 seconds in for the slow mo replay.

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Headmaster and Freemason, says it all really. Has to join a secret society to feel “ exclusive “ , has to stand in front of children to feel authoritative and has to wear a uniform and brandish cards to feel powerful.

I bet that he made airfix models of battleships in his spare time.

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On 17/05/2012 at 22:18, @owlstalk said:

Does anyone remember the (in)famous George Courtney and the countless games he refereed for Sheffield Wednesday ?

I dont' think there's been many referee's over the course of Sheffield Wednesday's history that have needed police escorts from the pitch most times they've reffed at our place

Remember him ?

Crazy times...

 

Definitely. In a time when you only knew the name of the referee because they were notoriously [email protected]

 

Nowadays the referees to a certain extent look to be as much of a star on the pitch as the players and most are known these days. I’ve always said arguably the most important person on the pitch is the ref because if they wake up one morning and decide to shaft a team then they can and no one can stop them from doing so? We’ve been shafted many times?

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On 18/05/2012 at 16:14, WadsleyOwl said:

Wasn't it Courtney that reffed the 1983 FA Cup Semi v Brighton, denied us a pen when Steve Foster pulled back Bannister, could be wrong, was only young then.

It was. I have a mate whose daughter went to the school in Spennymoor, where he was the headmaster. Paul asked him about the non penalty. He told him if he had had the same view as the TV he would have given it. If only.

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On 17/05/2012 at 23:49, jayzman said:

The thing was though chapman was actually assaulted by their entire team but he got the red card! Wilco was livid...

Remember this,thought Wilko was going to kill him which was very out of character. 

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