Referee Bobby Davidson
Bobby Davidson
  • Formally Robert Holley Davidson, born on 19th July, 1928.
  • Most commonly listed as R. H. Davidson; also seen as R. Davidson.
  • Scotland's representative at the 1962, 1970 and 1974 World Cups.
  • Later became a director and honorary chairman of Airdrieonians.
  • Father of retired goalkeeper Alan Davidson.
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- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 16.08.1952 St Mirren [a] L1-5 (League Cup Division A, Section A - game 3) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 21.02.1953 St Mirren [h] W5-3 (SFL Division A - game 22) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 29.08.1953 Dundee [h] W4-0 (League Cup Division A, Section D - game 6) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 16.01.1954 Falkirk [a] D2-2 (SFL Division A - game 18) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 24.04.1954 Falkirk [h] W5-1 (SFL Division A - game 30) 1-penalty.png 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 D5-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 20.11.1954 Celtic [h] W4-2 (SFL Division A - game 11) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 08.10.1955 Kilmarnock [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 4) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 24.12.1955 Queen of the South [a] L2-3 (SFL First Division - game 15) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 11.02.1956 Rangers [a] L0-1 (SFL First Division - game 20) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 12.09.1956 Cowdenbeath [a] W2-1 (League Cup Quarter Final, 1st leg) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 15.09.1956 Cowdenbeath [h] W2-1 (League Cup Quarter Final, 2nd leg) agg: W4-2 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 06.10.1956 Dundee [n] D0-0 (League Cup Semi Final) aet 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 09.10.1956 Dundee [n] W3-2 (League Cup Semi Final replay) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 03.11.1956 Heart of Midlothian [a] L0-1 (SFL First Division - game 6) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 02.02.1957 St Mirren [a] D1-1 (Scottish Cup 5th Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 06.02.1957 St Mirren [h] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 5th Round replay) aet 1-penalty.png 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 D5-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 11.02.1957 St Mirren [n] L1-5 (Scottish Cup 5th Round 2nd replay) aet 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 10.04.1957 Celtic [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 28) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 01.01.1958 Clyde [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 18) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 16.08.1958 Motherwell [a] W5-2 (League Cup Section 3 - game 3) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 10.09.1958 Arbroath [h] W2-1 (League Cup Quarter Final, 1st leg) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 17.09.1958 Arbroath [a] D1-1 (League Cup Quarter Final, 2nd leg) agg: W3-2 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 25.10.1958 Heart of Midlothian [n] L1-5 (League Cup Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 04.03.1959 Third Lanark [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 27) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 03.10.1959 Motherwell [a] L0-4 (SFL First Division - game 6) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 31.10.1959 Dunfermline Athletic [a] D3-3 (SFL First Division - game 10) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 13.02.1960 Dundee United [a] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 17.02.1960 Dundee United [h] W4-1 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round replay) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 24.08.1960 Rangers [a] L3-6 (SFL First Division - game 1) 1-penalty.png 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 D5-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 13.12.1961 Hibernian [h] D2-2 (Scottish Cup 1st Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 10.01.1962 Hibernian [a] W3-2 (Scottish Cup 1st Round replay) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 24.02.1962 Dundee [h] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 26) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 08.09.1962 Clyde [h] W5-1 (SFL First Division - game 2) 1-penalty.png 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 D5-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 17.08.1963 Heart of Midlothian [h] D2-2 (League Cup Section 1 - game 3) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 21.03.1964 St Johnstone [a] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 30) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 05.09.1964 Clyde [h] L0-3 (SFL First Division - game 2) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 20.02.1965 Hibernian [a] L1-5 (Scottish Cup 2nd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 27.02.1965 Motherwell [a] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 25) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 01.05.1965 Morton [h] W2-1 (Summer Cup Section 2 - game 1) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 22.05.1965 Dundee United [h] D0-0 (Summer Cup Semi Final, 1st leg) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 26.05.1965 Dundee United [a] L0-3 (Summer Cup Semi Final, 2nd leg) agg: L0-3 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 18.08.1965 Kilmarnock [a] L0-2 (League Cup Section 3 - game 2) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 13.11.1965 Aberdeen [h] L0-3 (SFL First Division - game 11) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 05.08.1966 Airdrieonians [a] L2-5 (Jimmy Welsh Testimonial) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 31.08.1966 Dunfermline Athletic [a] L2-3 (League Cup Section 3 - game 5) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 11.03.1967 Motherwell [a] L0-5 (SFL First Division - game 25) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 02.09.1967 Kilmarnock [h] W1-0 (League Cup Section 1 - game 6) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 18.11.1967 Heart of Midlothian [h] D3-3 (SFL First Division - game 11) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 02.03.1968 Aberdeen [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 26) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 09.03.1968 Dunfermline Athletic [a] L0-1 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 14.12.1968 Arbroath [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 15) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 20.09.1969 Clyde [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 5) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 08.08.1970 Stirling Albion [a] W3-2 (League Cup Section 5 - game 1) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 14.08.1971 Arbroath [h] W4-0 (League Cup Section 7 - game 1) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 02.10.1971 Kilmarnock [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 5) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 15.01.1972 Morton [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 21) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 30.12.1972 Dumbarton [a] L2-4 (SFL First Division - game 18) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 29.08.1973 Heart of Midlothian [h] D0-0 (League Cup Section 3 - game 6) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 08.04.1974 Aberdeen [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 29) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 08.02.1975 Dumbarton [a] W1-0 (SFL First Division - game 24) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Bobby Davidson (Airdrie) 03.01.1976 Kilmarnock [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 20) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
0 61 ← Totals → 61 10 12 0 0 0 0 L50-60
Bobby Davidson's Summary
Average crime count per game 1.8 pts
The crime count % balance 45-55 to Thistle's detriment
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.541 (W26 D16 L19)
compiled to our All Games criteria @ 28-Oct-2022
Thistle's Historical Summary
Average crime count per game ᵃ 1.417 pts
Average crime count per game ᵇ 1.092 pts
The crime count % balance 48-52 to Thistle's detriment
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.405 (W2671 D1397 L2628)
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 @ 04-Dec-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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