Referee Bob Valentine
Bob Valentine
  • Formally Robert Bonar Valentine, born on 10th May, 1939, in Dundee.
  • Most commonly listed as R. Valentine; also seen as R. B. Valentine & Bob Valentine.
  • Officiated at the 1982 World Cup and 1984 European Championships. Was in charge of the infamous pool match in said World Cup finals when West Germany and Austria "fought" out a draw.
  • After blowing his last whistle, Bob became the Scottish FA's Head of Refereeing.
  • Worked as a print compositor outside of football.
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- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 11.09.1971 Airdrieonians [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 2) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 03.03.1973 East Fife [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 25) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 18.01.1975 Heart of Midlothian [a] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 22) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 29.03.1975 Airdrieonians [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 30) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 04.10.1975 Hamilton Academical [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 6) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 27.12.1975 Arbroath [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 18) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 25.08.1976 Heart of Midlothian [a] D3-3 (League Cup Section 1 - game 4) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 20.08.1977 Motherwell [a] L0-3 (SFL Premier Division - game 2) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 04.04.1978 Aberdeen [a] L1-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 30) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 14.10.1978 Hibernian [h] W2-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 9) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 16.12.1978 Hibernian [a] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 17) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 07.04.1979 Celtic [a] L0-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 26) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 29.03.1980 Kilmarnock [a] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 26) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 03.01.1981 Heart of Midlothian [h] W1-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 22) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 19.12.1981 Hibernian [a] L0-3 (SFL Premier Division - game 16) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 24.01.1982 Dumbarton [h] L1-2 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 17.02.1982 Rangers [h] W2-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 20) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 27.02.1982 Airdrieonians [a] L1-3 (SFL Premier Division - game 22) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 06.11.1982 St Johnstone [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 13) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 12.11.1983 Alloa Athletic [h] W5-0 (SFL First Division - game 14) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 06.02.1984 Heart of Midlothian [a] L0-2 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 17.03.1984 Raith Rovers [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 31) 0 1-penalty.png - - 1-red-card.png 0 L0-9
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 15.09.1984 Airdrieonians [h] L0-1 (SFL First Division - game 6) 0 1-penalty.png - - 1-red-card.png 0 L0-9
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 14.09.1985 Alloa Athletic [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 6) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 07.12.1985 Forfar Athletic [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 18) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 25.10.1986 Morton [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 16) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 28.11.1987 Clydebank [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 23) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 23.04.1988 Queen of the South [h] L0-3 (SFL First Division - game 42) 0 0 - - 1-red-card.png 0 L0-4
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 29.10.1988 Meadowbank Thistle [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 12) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 28.01.1989 St Mirren [h] D0-0 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bob Valentine (Dundee) 31.01.1989 St Mirren [a] W3-1 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round replay) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
0 31 ← Totals → 31 1 8 0 0 3 0 L5-52
Bob Valentine's Summary
Average crime count per game 1.84 pts
The crime count % balance 9-91 to Thistle's detriment
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.29 (W11 D7 L13)
compiled to our All Games criteria @ 11-Mar-2020
Thistle's Historical Summary
Average crime count per game ᵃ 1.417 pts
Average crime count per game ᵇ 1.082 pts
The crime count % balance 48-52 to Thistle's detriment
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.405 (W2664 D1395 L2620)
from 1886-87 to 1996-97 (see crime count notes)
from 1997-98 to date (see crime count notes)
compiled to our All Games criteria @ 23-Sep-2022

crime-count.png Crime Count notes
penalty.png 5 pts are allocated for a penalty, in favour of whichever team is awarded the kick. Our data is comprehensive from 1891-92 (the season of introduction) to date.
yellow-card.png 1 pt is allocated for any given player's first yellow card, the point being in Thistle's favour when an opponent is booked and vice-versa. Second yellows are always ignored as superfluous. We introduce the yellow card count from season 1997-98 onwards as our records are comprehensive and meaningful from that season onwards. Official cautions began in the 1940s and we continue to (casually) build such data with a view to, perhaps, setting an earlier date for our yellow card analysis. Incidentally, the actual yellow card was first introduced to the Scottish domestic game in season 1979-80.
red-card.png 4 pts are allocated for sending offs, the points being in Thistle's favour when an opponent is sent-off and vice-versa. Our crime count database is 'open for business' from 1886-87 onwards as this was the first season that the English FA decreed that the referee had the power to send a player off, although the first known in a Scottish game wasn't until a season later and the first known in a Thistle game wasn't until 1891. Our data is comprehensive from then to the present day. As per the yellow, the actual red card was first introduced to the Scottish domestic game in season 1979-80.

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