Registered On: December 25, 2013
Kirkby, home Burnley 15/2/92. 2 – 2.
Met my pro ref friend for a pint in Gainsborough after the game.
He said: “Don’t say a word about the ref. I speak first.”
He then listed every error from a pro point of view then said, “So, for me, he gets a zero.”
I had already reached the same conclusion. My notes said ‘Football cannot survive such men.’
15/4/95 Gurnam Singh once had a zero. Lost to Donny 0 – 5. He was responsible for four of their goals. Their assistant manager said we should have had two penalties. At least SIX match changing decisions in 90 minutes.
That’s why poor performances cannot get really low marks. You have to leave room for performances like this pair.
Incidentally, thought Deadman didn’t do as badly as fans were suggesting in ‘that game’. (Can’t recall what it was. And going through my notes is a time-consuming task.)