Referee Brian McGinlay
Brian McGinlay
  • Formally Brian R. McGinlay, born on 24th August, 1945, in Scotland.
  • Most commonly listed as Brian McGinlay, with press variants including B. R. McGinlay, B. McGinlay, B. McGinley & B. R. McGinly.
  • Officiated in 98 European club competition and international matches.
  • Later became a director of Stenhousemuir Football Club and an after-dinner speaker.
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- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 04.08.1973 Clydebank [a] W2-0 (Friendly) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 19.03.1975 Celtic [a] L0-1 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 06.02.1977 Hibernian [a] L0-3 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 09.03.1977 Celtic [a] L1-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 25) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 02.01.1978 Rangers [h] L1-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 20) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 22.04.1978 Celtic [a] L2-5 (SFL Premier Division - game 34) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 16.09.1978 St Mirren [a] L0-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 5) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 17.02.1979 Morton [a] D2-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 19) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 19.02.1979 Stirling Albion [a] W2-0 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Glasgow) 07.05.1979 Celtic [h] L1-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 34) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 29.09.1979 Hibernian [h] W2-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 7) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 30.01.1980 Kilmarnock [a] W1-0 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 24.09.1980 St Mirren [a] D0-0 (League Cup 3rd Round, 2nd leg) agg: W2-0 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 06.12.1980 Celtic [h] L0-1 (SFL Premier Division - game 17) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 27.12.1980 Morton [a] L0-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 20) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 14.02.1981 Dundee United [a] L0-1 (Scottish Cup 4th Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 26.09.1981 Celtic [a] L0-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 5) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 30.01.1982 Morton [a] D0-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 17) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 22.09.1982 Celtic [h] L0-3 (League Cup Quarter Final, 2nd leg) agg: L0-7 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 15.03.1983 Alloa Athletic [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 28) 0 0 - - 0 1-red-card.png W4-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 17.12.1983 Morton [h] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 19) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 22.09.1984 St Johnstone [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 7) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 13.10.1984 East Fife [h] D0-0 (SFL First Division - game 10) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 23.03.1985 Clydebank [a] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 32) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 21.09.1985 Hamilton Academical [h] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 7) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 19.11.1985 Celtic [h] L2-3 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 19.11.1988 Ayr United [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 15) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 08.02.1989 St Johnstone [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 26) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 04.11.1989 Raith Rovers [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 14) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 28.04.1990 Albion Rovers [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 38) 0 0 - - 1-red-card.png 0 L0-4
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 06.11.1990 Meadowbank Thistle [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 13) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 19.01.1991 Clydebank [a] W3-2 (SFL First Division - game 21) 2-penalties.png 0 - - 0 1-red-card.png W14-0
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 20.04.1991 Falkirk [h] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 35) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Brian McGinlay (Balfron) 04.04.1992 Kilmarnock [a] W3-1 (SFL First Division - game 40) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
0 34 ← Totals → 34 5 3 0 0 1 2 W33-19
Brian McGinlay's Summary
Average crime count per game 1.53 pts
The crime count % balance 63-37 in favour of Thistle
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.147 (W10 D9 L15)
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 1.091 pts
The crime count % balance 48-52 to Thistle's detriment
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.405 (W2671 D1396 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 @ 27-Nov-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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