The Supporters Club are presenting a special Fundraising Sporting Dinner on Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm featuring the high profile and colourful former referee Graham Poll. BBC Presenter Rob Nothman will be compering the evening’s entertainment at the Ruislip Social Club.
Graham Poll is considered the best English referee of all time in a list maintained by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. With 26 years of experience, he was regarded as one of the most prominent referees in the Premiership, often taking charge of the highest profile games. His final domestic game in a career spanning 1544 matches was the Championship play-off final on May 28, 2007 between Derby County and West Bromwich Albion. As well as refereeing the 2005 UEFA Cup Final he was the English representative at two World Cups and UEFA Euro 2000.
At the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, he refereed two matches successfully and, had he continued to receive high marks from assessors, would have been a candidate to take charge of the Final. However, in his third game, Croatia vs Australia, he cautioned the same player three times before sending the player off in an incident that made world wide news.
Rob Nothman is a freelance broadcaster, producer and after-dinner speaker. He began working for the BBC in 1982, and is still a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5-Live, presenting sports bulletins, contributing features and acting as a tipster on the Breakfast Programme’s Racing Slots. He has also presented the sport on Radio 4’s Today Programme.
Tickets for this event are priced at £40 and includes a 3 course hot buffet dinner. For more information and to order tickets contact: David Albert – Tel No 07988 792716 or email email@example.com and Jeremy Albert – Tel No 07903 805861 or email Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org (Tables of 6/8/12 available). Tickets also from the Ruislip Social Club Bar, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip HA4 6JQ.