Season Opener - Ipswich Town vs Morecambe FC Preview & Matchday Thread

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Can we get off to a Good start???

Ipswich Win
17
74%
Morecambe Win
1
4%
Draw
5
22%
 
Total votes: 23

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Re: Season Opener - Ipswich Town vs Morecambe FC Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by LizinSpain » Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:47 am

Clive Thomas, now there is a blast from the past!!

My boss, when we were at RAF Benson (hubby ex RAF) had a brother who was a Ref. Whittle was the surname, can't remember his christian name, and he reffed one match I was at. Saw him round my bosses house at the office summer bbq and gave him a heap of abuse as he was truly dire!!! Luckily for me he thought I was pissed and took it in good humour!! Unlucky for him I was stone cold sober and meant every word!! :wink: :lol:

Even my Scottish, Celtic Supporting hubby thought the ref was atrocious and he never agrees with me when it comes to ITFC!!! :lol:

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Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:06 pm

If only we could have Barry Knight every week, we'd conquer Europe :D

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Re: Season Opener - Ipswich Town vs Morecambe FC Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Steve and Jo » Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:56 pm

Andy D'Urso was another appalling ref who comes to mind

Thing is with Saturday's Ref, he was just totally lead by the Morecambe players. Couldn't believe how fickle he was

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Re: Season Opener - Ipswich Town vs Morecambe FC Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by Ohiotractorboy » Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:01 pm

Wasn't there an Ipswich game where the other team was given the goal...even though the ball never went into the net?

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Post by Tinytown » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:51 pm

Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:01 pm
Wasn't there an Ipswich game where the other team was given the goal...even though the ball never went into the net?
Yep Chelsea at the old Stamford Bridge.

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:07 pm

Tinytown wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:51 pm
Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:01 pm
Wasn't there an Ipswich game where the other team was given the goal...even though the ball never went into the net?
Yep Chelsea at the old Stamford Bridge.
Yes I remember that, ref should have gone to Specsavers.🤓

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Post by saint jude » Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:35 pm

it were around 1970, 71, no need to research these things, some moments over time just stick in the memory. An opposition player tried a shot, hit something outside the goal, rebounded into play and ball rested in the netting if memory serves. Match official awarded a goal, it were a big talking point at the time.

no VAR, (and) replays on television were still at a formative stage and as for talking points witin an internet club forum, you'd be light years away from the idea of participating. Opposition did have a good team back then credit where it's due but with a lack of field evidence and support, incidents like that did occur.

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Post by Ohiotractorboy » Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:42 pm

Well, I don't know these Clive Thomas and Willie Collum fellas, but would love to hear the arguments as to why they were worse than that f&ckwit then!

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Re: Season Opener - Ipswich Town vs Morecambe FC Preview & Matchday Thread

Post by marko69 » Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:28 pm

Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:42 pm
Well, I don't know these Clive Thomas and Willie Collum fellas, but would love to hear the arguments as to why they were worse than that f&ckwit then!
Willie Collum is just a consistently poor referee, Ohio. Real petty decisions like what Steve & Jo was saying about the ipswich v morecambe ref….., freekicks taken when HE said, no quickies, exact positions etc. Just boring soccer!

But for Hibs fans, Craig Thomson will always be the most hated for that “officiated” Cup Final in 2012. Shocking display of bias when the game waa poised @ 2-1……… that one foul clear as day outside the box awarded as a penalty will forever haunt me.

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Post by Ohiotractorboy » Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:43 pm

Well marko, you definately made a case lol. Are you talking the 5-1 defeat to Hearts?

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Post by marko69 » Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:54 am

Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Well marko, you definately made a case lol. Are you talking the 5-1 defeat to Hearts?
(Whispers) …. Ohio, ssshhhhh! Don’t SAY what happened FFS!! :lol:,

But yes, non pen from 2-1 to 3-1, heads went down, (no wonder, hibs v fkrs + ref) …. Quickly became 4-1, and the players couldn’t give a rats arse for 5-1.

All Craig Thomsons fault.

The very next season for the jambo kit release…… Thomson seen at the shitehole Gorgie road shop.

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