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Paul Martin


Grade - Category 5

Year started refereeing - 2002

First Match - St Mirren v Celtic Under 17s

Who or what influenced you to become a referee?  I wanted to stay involved in football after my [playing days were behind me!

Career Highlights - Having officiated at Celtic Park and Ibrox would be my highlights

If you could officiate any match, involving any teams, what would it be?   An Old Firm derby of course!

Have you any hobbies outside refereeing?   Painting, art, opera, ballet

Do you have any advice for new/young referees?   Confidence is the biggest thing.

Has anything funny/interesting/embarassing happened to you at a game?   I had a dog run away with the only match ball once!

What's the best thing about being a referee?   The social side and cammeraderie.


Food - Indian or Chinese

Drink - Lager & Vodka

Films - Star Trek franchise

Music - U2 & Biffy Clyro


SPL News

Sky Sports
  • Queen's Park Football Club say they are concerned about the future of Hampden Park after the Scottish FA admitted they were considering leaving the national stadium.

  • Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has distanced himself from speculation linking him to the managerial vacancy at Rangers.

  • Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie says his side have "nothing to lose" after drawing Rangers in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, but hopes his players can get time off work for the game.

  • Hearts and Hibernian will face each other in the William Hill Scottish Cup for the third season running after being paired together in the fourth round.

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