Referee John Rowbotham
John Rowbotham
  • Most commonly listed as John Rowbotham; also seen as J. Rowbotham.
  • Made the grade as a FIFA referee.
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- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 05.11.1994 Rangers [a] L0-3 (SFL Premier Division - game 12) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 11.03.1995 Aberdeen [h] D2-2 (SFL Premier Division - game 26) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 16.09.1995 Heart of Midlothian [h] W2-0 (SFL Premier Division - game 3) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 24.08.1996 Falkirk [a] L0-1 (SFL First Division - game 2) 0 0 - - 2-red-cards.png 1-red-card.png L4-8
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 15.11.1997 Stirling Albion [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 13) 1-penalty.png 0 0 5-yellow-cards.png 2-red-cards.png 0 W10-8
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 11.04.1998 Airdrieonians [h] W2-0 (SFL First Division - game 32) 0 0 2-yellow-cards.png 5-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W5-2
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham (Kirkcaldy) 02.05.1998 Dundee [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 35) 1-penalty.png 0 2-yellow-cards.png 3-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W8-2
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 01.05.1999 Forfar Athletic [h] W1-0 (SFL Second Division - game 35) 1-penalty.png 0 1-yellow-card.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W7-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 02.01.2002 Clyde [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 21) 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 0 L0-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 23.02.2002 Inverness Caledonian Thistle [h] D2-2 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final) 0 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 W1-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 05.03.2002 Inverness Caledonian Thistle [a] W1-0 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final replay) 0 0 2-yellow-cards.png 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 L1-2
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 06.04.2002 Airdrieonians [a] D1-1 (SFL First Division - game 33) 0 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 W1-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 01.09.2002 Aberdeen [a] W1-0 (Scottish Premier League - game 5) 0 0 4-yellow-cards.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 1-red-card.png W6-4
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 19.10.2002 Hibernian [h] L0-3 (Scottish Premier League - game 11) 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 4-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W4-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 23.11.2002 Aberdeen [h] W2-1 (Scottish Premier League - game 16) 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 D1-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 30.08.2003 Motherwell [a] D2-2 (Scottish Premier League - game 4) 0 0 6-yellow-cards.png 3-yellow-cards.png 1-red-card.png 1-red-card.png L7-10
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 04.10.2003 Hibernian [h] L0-1 (Scottish Premier League - game 8) 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 D1-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 01.11.2003 Rangers [a] L1-3 (Scottish Premier League - game 11) 0 1-penalty.png 5-yellow-cards.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 0 L2-10
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 10.01.2004 Greenock Morton [a] W3-0 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 2-penalties.png 0 3-yellow-cards.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 1-red-card.png W16-3
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 09.03.2004 Aberdeen [a] D0-0 (Scottish Premier League - game 27) 0 1-penalty.png 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 0 L0-6
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 27.03.2004 Hibernian [h] D1-1 (Scottish Premier League - game 30) 1-penalty.png 0 1-yellow-card.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W7-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 24.08.2004 Stenhousemuir [a] W5-2 (League Cup 2nd Round) 1-penalty.png 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 W6-0
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 04.12.2004 St Johnstone [h] L0-4 (SFL First Division - game 17) 0 0 1-yellow-card.png 1-yellow-card.png 0 0 D1-1
- mh-referee.png John Rowbotham 05.03.2005 Falkirk [a] L1-2 (SFL First Division - game 28) 1-penalty.png 0 2-yellow-cards.png 2-yellow-cards.png 0 0 W7-2
0 24 ← Totals → 24 8 2 34 39 5 4 W95-64
John Rowbotham's Summary
Average crime count per game 6.63 pts
The crime count % balance 60-40 in favour of Thistle
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 1.542 (W10 D7 L7)
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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