Hilarious / amusing officiating in Bees matches

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Am I imagining Mark McCammon scoring a perfectly good goal against us for Doncaster at GP only for it to be disallowed because it went out through a hole in the netting? It might have been their 4-0 hammering of us in Leroy's time, though I think they also knocked us out of the FA Cup at home a week or two either side of that one.
Was that the Trolley??? I thought it was Leo Hounslow West (he's just a tube stop in Hounslow).
 

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Was that the Trolley??? I thought it was Leo Hounslow West (he's just a tube stop in Hounslow).
Definitely McCammon in the FA Cup game - I was in line with the 'goal' which clearly went in but came out through a hole in the side netting and wasn't given.
 

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He was simply shocking. I'm pretty sure he stood down as a lino a day or two after the game
Yes, he definitely resigned from ever officiating again the following morning. I was at that game, and his mistakes were unbelievable that night.
 

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Yes, he definitely resigned from ever officiating again the following morning. I was at that game, and his mistakes were unbelievable that night.
Agreed. We were in the seas down the side and had a good view of the lino's horror show. There was one Robert Fleck goal where fleck must have been 10 yards off!!
 

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Agreed. We were in the seas down the side and had a good view of the lino's horror show. There was one Robert Fleck goal where fleck must have been 10 yards off!!
I seem to remember standing, behind the goal. Still all of them were at the very least dubious.
 

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Maybe this one will cheer you up although only a friendly.
At GP the Ra RAS score a goal but hits the stanchion and bounces out the ref plays on whilst their supporters celebrated which we end up winning 1-0 think Marcus Gayle scored the winner
 

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I think it was James Linington who allowed Lincoln City all the time in the world to get ready after they arrived late (game kicked off at 3.40pm), then allowed Lincoln to, somewhat ironically, waste time throughout the 90 minutes. Andy Scott era.
 

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After the ‘treat’ we had on Saturday was wondering if anyone else found memories of officiating debacles swimming to the surface from the depths of their memory banks?

The notorious home march versus notts county circa 1993 springs to mind and I can still see their captain hug the ref after they equalised in the 97th (I think minute)
congrats- you've managed to make my blood pressure shoot up from just reading this!!!
 
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I think I remember Roger Milford falling on his arse at Brisbane rd., many years ago 🤷‍♂️
 

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There was a game in the 1980s when a card happy ref (possibly Martin Bodenham) booked about 14 players, mainly for innocuous challenges. At one point he booked a player for a perfectly good tackle and then a Brentford player (Andy Feeley?) found it funny and got booked for smiling. In another game Bodenham also gave Jamie Murray a 2nd yellow card following the advice of a linesman and then had to withdraw it when the lino pointed out that it was actually the other team's number 3 who had committed the offence.
 

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There was a game in the 1980s when a card happy ref (possibly Martin Bodenham) booked about 14 players, mainly for innocuous challenges. At one point he booked a player for a perfectly good tackle and then a Brentford player (Andy Feeley?) found it funny and got booked for smiling. In another game Bodenham also gave Jamie Murray a 2nd yellow card following the advice of a linesman and then had to withdraw it when the lino pointed out that it was actually the other team's number 3 who had committed the offence.
Surely that must have been Stroud. If not he must have taught him everything!
 

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Surely that must have been Stroud. If not he must have taught him everything!
You may be well be correct for the game with around 14 bookings, though the Jamie Murray 2nd yellow was definitely Bodenham. To be fair they both loved getting the cards out.
 

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Standing behind the goal, away seats were to our left.
Yup, they had a sort of net or something as segregation iirc from the Norwich fans to our right but no no mans land as such, bit like new road side bit. Remember the Wurzel tw**s singing “you’re watching first division” as they went ahead, and Fleck doing piss taking sit-ups in front of us as he scored his hat-trick.
 

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The ref who sent Canos off last game but then stood immobile as an unused Leeds sub ran across the pitch to celebrate when they scored. Just ……. What??????
 

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Trolley having a goal not given, when the ball went through a hole in the back of the net.

Nothing else that happened during that period was remotely funny.
 

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I met Mike James yesterday.
Reffed a number of games at GP including the Mansfield one where we saw 4 red cards.
Obviously a man we booed,jeered and maybe cheered too.
All in the first 5 minutes.
 

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