Referee Tom Wharton
Tom Wharton
  • Formally Thomas Wharton, born on 3rd November, 1927, in Glasgow.
  • Most commonly listed as T. Wharton; also seen as Tom Wharton & Tiny Wharton.
  • Nicknamed Tiny due to his colossal 6'4" frame, he was one of the most iconic and respected officials of his generation.
  • Refereed the Scottish Cup finals of 1962, 1963, 1966 and 1971.
  • Represented Scotland as a FIFA referee.
  • Was awarded the OBE in 1990 for his services to Scottish football.
  • An engineer by profession.
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- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 31.12.1955 East Fife [h] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 16) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 08.11.1958 Airdrieonians [h] L1-3 (SFL First Division - game 11) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 28.02.1959 Hibernian [a] L1-4 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Clarkston) 12.03.1960 Celtic [a] L0-2 (Scottish Cup Quarter Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 26.09.1960 Celtic [n] W2-0 (Glasgow Cup Final) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 11.11.1963 Celtic [h] D1-1 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final) 0 0 - - 1-red-card.png 1-red-card.png D4-4
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 16.11.1963 St Mirren [h] W2-1 (SFL First Division - game 12) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 23.12.1963 Celtic [a] L1-2 (Glasgow Cup Quarter Final replay) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 15.02.1964 Rangers [a] L0-3 (Scottish Cup 3rd Round) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 18.04.1964 Dundee [a] L2-5 (SFL First Division - game 33) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 22.08.1964 Celtic [h] L1-5 (League Cup Section 3 - game 4) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 20.03.1965 St Johnstone [a] D2-2 (SFL First Division - game 28) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 26.02.1966 Hibernian [a] L0-2 (SFL First Division - game 21) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 12.10.1966 Clyde [h] W2-1 (Glasgow Cup Semi Final) 0 1-penalty.png - - 0 0 L0-5
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 14.01.1967 St Mirren [a] W3-0 (SFL First Division - game 19) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 07.09.1968 Rangers [a] L0-2 (SFL First Division - game 1) 0 0 - - 0 0 D0-0
- mh-referee.png Tom Wharton (Glasgow) 11.08.1969 Rangers [h] L2-3 (Glasgow Cup Final replay) 1-penalty.png 0 - - 0 0 W5-0
0 17 ← Totals → 17 3 3 0 0 1 1 D19-19
Tom Wharton's Summary
Average crime count per game 2.24 pts
The crime count % balance 50-50 even split
Thistle's ppg (@ 3pts per win) 0.882 (W4 D3 L10)
compiled to our All Games criteria @ 11-Mar-2020
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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