Several hundred Sunderland youths made their way to his dressing room, 'evidently with no friendly intentions'.

May 25th, 2011

Who'd be a referee?

"All referees are good, and all are bad. A referee only needs to make one mistake, or an assumed mistake, against a club and if he lives till he is a hundred he never gets over it."

So said Charles Sutcliffe, former referee and president of the Football League, d. 1939. Yep, 1939. And you thought your contempt for officials was all modern and shit. […]

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