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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.

Favourites:

Food - Indian or Chinese

Drink - Lager & Vodka

Films - Star Trek franchise

Music - U2 & Biffy Clyro

 

SPL News

Sky Sports
  • Celtic fans risk arrest if they turn up for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Anderlecht without a ticket, according to the Belgian club.

  • The Lisbon Lions are to be honoured at the Scottish Football Hall of Fame Dinner next month.

  • The Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Aberdeen - live on Sky Sports - has been rescheduled due to the Betfred Cup semi-finals.

  • Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has been named in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad to face Slovakia and Slovenia next month.

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