Saturday, May 2, 2009

Referee Stuart Dougal praying he goes out with a bang in final season

May 2 2009 David Mccarthy

IF CARLSBERG did fairytale endings to a career, Stuart Dougal would have been announced yesterday as the Scottish Cup Final referee.

Maybe Dougal doesn't drink Carlsberg, though. Or perhaps he just doesn't believe in fairytales, which is a good job as the Hampden gig went to Craig Thomson yesterday - a decision with which Dougal fully concurs.

The 46-year-old wasn't expecting to get the nod for the Rangers-Falkirk game, having officiated at last year's final. But he's just happy to be refereeing again at the tail end of a closing season that has turned into a nightmare....more

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