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SlouchyMetal
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i remember refereeing Abatis about 3 years ago


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I've never played Sunday Football but I've been involved since the mid 80's as secretary with the following teams.

I regularly used to run the line too but I'm unable to now due to health reasons.

Grimsby Town Supporters Club
Bates Athletic/Belmont Television/Baton Rouge/Dominics/Mitchells Athletic (The same team)
Cricketers
SW Steelers

Unfortunately Steelers folded at the start of this season but I have just recently been opted onto the Sunday League Committee and I am currently doing observations for the "Respect" campaign on Sunday mornings now. I know that when we were watched for this we got a bad report one time but that was only because the ref had made a number of poor decisions which had antagonised our players so I would just as easily report a referee as a would a team if I think that the referee has caused the problems.


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i remember refereeing Abatis about 3 years ago


I apologise for the behaviour of my players.

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Seeing those names, and the Lynton, reminded me of when I was a regular there and we wanted to put a Sunday League team together in the early 1980's. Our registration got in too late, but we then got a call to say that Barton Estates (think Don Beardsley was one of the owners?) had withdrawn from the 1st Division, and did we want to take their place? We did, but got humped every game we played - with a 24-0 drubbing at Caistor in some Cup game getting us a "Disgrace to Grimsby Sunday League football" in the Football Telegraph. Great for cheap headlines but not looking at the story behind the result. We always had more than enough players for every game, and I always remember playing up at Nunsthorpe one Sunday and we were winning 3-1 after about 15 minutes, and Artie White who was managing them was walking up and down the sidelines, head in hands saying "it can't happen to us" End of the game parity was restored with a 19-3 win for the home side.

I was goalkeeper for a good bit of the season and can't remember us ever losing with less than 8 goals against us, and I think we let in well over the 200 mark for the full league season. Those were the days. Dave Mawer was club captain. He was crap and all by then.


I can beat your 24-0 John! On 27th. December 1975 I played (for the losing side!) in what must be the record score in the Sunday League (or any other league for that matter) LOR 31 Glentons 1. The previous season Glenton's had been near the top of the First Division but their best players deserted during the close season-but after the team had been registered. Rather than pull out Eric Hurst the manager soldiered on and managed to turn a team out for every game that season although the LOR game was touch and go only starting when one of LORs team lent us his 14 year old son to make us 7 players. He actually scored our one goal! I cannot remember how many goals we conceded that season but it was well over 200 in all competitions. Last match we played Kings Head and were winning 2-1 with six minutes to go and ended up losing 5-2!


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Quoted from Les Brechin
I've never played Sunday Football but I've been involved since the mid 80's as secretary with the following teams.

I regularly used to run the line too but I'm unable to now due to health reasons.

Grimsby Town Supporters Club
Bates Athletic/Belmont Television/Baton Rouge/Dominics/Mitchells Athletic (The same team)
Cricketers
SW Steelers

Unfortunately Steelers folded at the start of this season but I have just recently been opted onto the Sunday League Committee and I am currently doing observations for the "Respect" campaign on Sunday mornings now. I know that when we were watched for this we got a bad report one time but that was only because the ref had made a number of poor decisions which had antagonised our players so I would just as easily report a referee as a would a team if I think that the referee has caused the problems.


Didnt know you had gone to the darkside Les   , best watch what i call you next time i see you on the sideline


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Didnt know you had gone to the darkside Les   , best watch what i call you next time i see you on the sideline


I'm hoping that I'll be able to put my views over from a clubs point of view having been involved for so long as a club secretary and as for the biggest ever defeat, I'm fairly sure I can remember there being a 33-0 win once.



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Quoted from Les Brechin
I've never played Sunday Football but I've been involved since the mid 80's as secretary with the following teams.

I regularly used to run the line too but I'm unable to now due to health reasons.

Grimsby Town Supporters Club
Bates Athletic/Belmont Television/Baton Rouge/Dominics/Mitchells Athletic (The same team)
Cricketers
SW Steelers

Unfortunately Steelers folded at the start of this season but I have just recently been opted onto the Sunday League Committee and I am currently doing observations for the "Respect" campaign on Sunday mornings now. I know that when we were watched for this we got a bad report one time but that was only because the ref had made a number of poor decisions which had antagonised our players so I would just as easily report a referee as a would a team if I think that the referee has caused the problems.

Was Glyn Benbow playing while you were involved with Steelers? I remember playing for littlefields with him the only person I know to put to wear two pairs of shin pads each game one pair to protect his calf! Only thing was no one could get near him to tackle/kick him as he had a turning circle of a rudderless oil tanker!
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Was Glyn Benbow playing while you were involved with Steelers? I remember playing for littlefields with him the only person I know to put to wear two pairs of shin pads each game one pair to protect his calf! Only thing was no one could get near him to tackle/kick him as he had a turning circle of a rudderless oil tanker!


Yeah, only very briefly though. I think my first season involved with Steelers was Glyn's last. As far as I know he's still playing these days.



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I apologise for the behaviour of my players.





i was a terrible ref back then! now i terrorise the Lincoln Sunday League whilst im at Uni so you dont have to deal with me at all!


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I can beat your 24-0 John! On 27th. December 1975 I played (for the losing side!) in what must be the record score in the Sunday League (or any other league for that matter) LOR 31 Glentons 1. The previous season Glenton's had been near the top of the First Division but their best players deserted during the close season-but after the team had been registered. Rather than pull out Eric Hurst the manager soldiered on and managed to turn a team out for every game that season although the LOR game was touch and go only starting when one of LORs team lent us his 14 year old son to make us 7 players. He actually scored our one goal! I cannot remember how many goals we conceded that season but it was well over 200 in all competitions. Last match we played Kings Head and were winning 2-1 with six minutes to go and ended up losing 5-2!


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I played U16 for Louth Old Boys and we played a team from Sutton (Marisco I think) way who were all the thick edge of 17 while we were all 14-15. As we knew we'd get thumped, we only had 8 players, I was injured so got thrown upfront to stand on the half way line while the goals rained in! We asked the ref what the score was at the end at it was 36-0...


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