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linesman

[′līnz·mən]
(engineering)
A worker who sets up and repairs communication and power lines.
An assistant to a surveyor.
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Many people of a certain age can remember the linesmen who cleared all the roads, lanes of blocked drains, overgrown vegetation in many counties of Wales.
Under 15s: One club charged with player misconduct, 12 charges of spectator misconduct, 22 charges of misconduct by linesmen or club officials, 108 players sent off, seven games abandoned.
The referee gave the goal, but the linesmen delayed three or four seconds and then puts his flag up.
The most we could reasonably ask for is that linesmen get some decisions right.
The other frustration for managers and players is the seeming dithering of linesmen, who appear incapable of giving a clear throw indication without looking at the referee.
I just hope refs and linesmen are not being put under pressure in this respect.
Both were soft penalties but even if you think that, it's not wise for linesmen to come out and say it.
TWO disputed decisions by the linesmen played a key part as Colwyn Bay suffered a third league defeat in four games.
Linesmen have always made mistakes, and always will.
Referees and linesmen are always getting stick for their errors, but no-one seriously doubts their integrity.