Here is a statistic the media missed after Southampton v Sunderland (8-0) refereed by Andre Marriner (Solihull) on Saturday 18thOctober 2014.
Sunderland’s last 8-0 defeat was on Saturday 25th September 1982 : Watford v Sunderland (8-0) refereed by Vic Callow (Solihull).
Both referees from Solihull.
And, incidentally, both are Solihull RA committee members.
Video of Watford’s 8 goals:
MARK CLATTENBURG axed after breaking protocol
YOU-ARE-THE-REF.COM discussion on last weekend’s games
Leicester City thought the crossbars were too high at the Liberty Stadium
STUART ATTWELL : Recalled to Premier League
KEITH HACKETT : Second thoughts on sin-bins
A website for the Vanarama CONFERENCE, full of stats
PAUL REJER : Discusses two offside calls from last weekend’s games
MLS : Referee suspended after arrest for fraud
County FA official banned for ‘kitchen’ insult to female referee
Male chauvinist fan shouted one-word jibes at female AR
Referee Course £150 fee waived – free course offer by Devon FA
Time to take off the gag : let referees explain their decisions
EGYPT : Player banned for 4 months after lifting up referee’s top
ITALY : 11-year-old handed 2-month ban for racially abusing referee
PERU : Referee, protected by riot police, is punched in the head
SCOTLAND : Referees keeping their eyes on the ball this season
YOU ARE THE REF