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Ref Watch FA Cup refwatch ....... Chertsey Town (H)

Mick

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Chertsey Town arrive in Southend on Saturday exactly 10 years and 15 days after their previous visit. Last time they were at Southchurch Park where they faced Southend Manor in a 2nd qualifying round FA Cup tie. A crowd of 168 saw a 4-2 home victory earning Manor a tie against all-time leading FA Cup scorers, Kettering Town, in the next round.

The referee for Saturday is one level below our usual National League officials and can normally be found refereeing in the National League South. It will be Callum Walchester from Lowestoft, a police officer in his late twenties.

He will know his way to Roots Hall having run the line on 6 occasions and acted as Fourth Official on his most recent visit for the goalless home match with Tranmere in January 2020.

He has already refereed matches this season at Billericay, Concord, Braintree and Chelmsford; not a single home win amongst them !

Assistants are Stephen Parkinson from Watford, a former German teacher now working in health and wellbeing, and a Thomas Kelly. There appears to be two of them; one from Cambridge the other from Oxford!

Fourth Official is Jack Bloxham from Harpenden.
 

Rayleigh boy

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another official who will be delighted to upset a former league club crowd ...

another who will revel in the groans and boos and be hoping for a
"don't know what you doing " chant like he has heard on the telly ..

undoubtedly another official who is not skilled enough to call out holding and pushing fouls so we will have another game that is dominated by players wrestling matches that stop any sensible football ...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggghh ...
 

RobM

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another official who will be delighted to upset a former league club crowd ...

another who will revel in the groans and boos and be hoping for a
"don't know what you doing " chant like he has heard on the telly ..

undoubtedly another official who is not skilled enough to call out holding and pushing fouls so we will have another game that is dominated by players wrestling matches that stop any sensible football ...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggghh ...
Getting the excuses in already?
 

Mick

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another official who will be delighted to upset a former league club crowd ...

another who will revel in the groans and boos and be hoping for a
"don't know what you doing " chant like he has heard on the telly ..

undoubtedly another official who is not skilled enough to call out holding and pushing fouls so we will have another game that is dominated by players wrestling matches that stop any sensible football ...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarggghh ...
Personally I'd have thought that team selection, tactics and ability have been a bigger barrier to sensible football lately.
 

londonblue

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of course you are correct but I have found the officials poor

So have I, but I wonder if the same would be true in the FL. All referees seem to be following what happened in the Euros and letting things go that perhaps last season they wouldn't have done.

The difference is that in the Euros it was more letting it go when one player was simply stronger than the other and left the "weaker" one on the ground. Actual fouls were still given, or at least that was the way it seemed to me.

It's difficult to say whether holding and continuously putting your arm on a player's neck to stop him jumping would have been given because most teams at the Euros didn't play hoof ball.
 
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