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Who the hell is that? You may ask.

That is the name of the referee who took charge at Haig Avenue this afternoon. A rather unusual name to be refereeing in English non-league football.

Not many of the watching crowd will have known it, but today saw a sprinkling of European talent on the hallowed turf. As recently as three years ago, Mr Gavillucci was refereeing in Serie A, he spent five seasons in the Italian top flight, taking charge of the likes of Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.

Then in 2018, he was sacked by the Italian authorities for halting a match between Sampdoria and Napoli, due to vile taunts, many of which were racial, came from the stands. The Italian body put his sacking down to 'technical performances.'

There is a fascinating interview with him here: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/footb ... a-22800040

I hope he enjoyed his appearance at Haig Avenue, I will let him decide whether the atmosphere rivalled that of a Roma/Lazio derby.
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Circumstances aside, that is a brilliant read. And fair play to him. How did he referee yesterday?
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I thought he was excellent - didn't put a foot wrong.
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Definitely a step ahead of the refs we are used to. He had the Boston player booked for simulation while I was still expecting a penalty to be given. Wouldn't be surprised to see him higher up the league's very soon.
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Claudio was a class above our usual Ref. Now I know a little history; it is easy to see why. Difficult job, I certainly wouldn't do it and hats off to those who do imo.
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Port on the Kent wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:52 pm Who the hell is that? You may ask.

That is the name of the referee who took charge at Haig Avenue this afternoon. A rather unusual name to be refereeing in English non-league football.
Anyone else remember Busi Bellow?
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He certainly let the game "flow" especially in the first half when I actually thought he missed a couple of pushes on our players.Any Referee who books a player for "diving" in looking for an illegitimate penalty will always get my backing though-and I include our players in that too. Fair play to him-as others have said I thought he was blowing for a penalty, but I didn't have a great view of it whereas he did.
Overall you didn't notice him much-which is always the sign of a good referee.
Great article that and great research.
As others have said,he'll probably be in the Premier League before too long.
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Thanks for sharing!
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He’s a lovely bloke too…just exchanged a couple of messages with him today on Instagram! Bit eager I know, but I think it’s a pretty incredible story.
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Don't write to him too soon ! lets' hope he doesn't report the net malfunction !! The goalkeeper standing on an old chair to hook up the nets ,couldn't happen anywhere else could it ? Serie A ?... lol
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Liam said he wasn’t so good in his interview.
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Post by pault »

Ste_B wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:30 pm
Port on the Kent wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:52 pm Who the hell is that? You may ask.

That is the name of the referee who took charge at Haig Avenue this afternoon. A rather unusual name to be refereeing in English non-league football.
Anyone else remember Busi Bellow?
It's spelt Bisi Bello...once seen, never forgotten.
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OLD GOLD wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:19 pm Don't write to him too soon ! lets' hope he doesn't report the net malfunction !! The goalkeeper standing on an old chair to hook up the nets ,couldn't happen anywhere else could it ? Serie A ?... lol
At least he didn't need to use a towel.

https://twitter.com/Sporf/status/1378388960548896770
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Personally I thought he was the best referee I have seen at our ground in a long while.
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Biso Bello (or whatever) was truly dreadful. We seemed to have him time after time.
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You only have to watch bits of Azeem Rafiq's testimony yesterday to see how much racist abuse can hurt a person, that someone who tried to protect players from that should be shunned is shameful.
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Fair play to him for doing the right thing and not letting it stop him doing what he clearly loves to do.
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Sam wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:55 am Fair play to him for doing the right thing and not letting it stop him doing what he clearly loves to do.
Very well said. I hope he enjoys doing it here because some of the refs are darn useless and having someone of his quality can only be good learning experience for the other officials at the games he is in charge of.
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