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How Many Times Will Clattenburg Cock-Up Today?

How Many Times Will Clattenburg Cock-Up Today?

Today's game between Manchester City and Blackpool is to be officiated by controversial Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg. Deep joy - NOT!

I'm not sure if anyone has noticed but Mark Clattenburg certainly likes to hand out cards like confetti. In addition, it appears wherever he goes controversy generally follows.

Clattenburg Card Tally 2010

So far this season Mark Clattenburg has refereed 20 matches, 14 of which have been in the Premier League. The remaining six have been European games. He has shown his yellow card 64 times and sent off three players.

Now I appreciate he can only referee a match the way he sees it but there are several high profile people out there who seem to think Clattenburg is nothing more than a clown.

For example Harry Redknapp said following a Clattenburg cock-up...

'Mark Clattenburg is responsible for one of the worst refereeing decisions EVER.'

His remarks followed a decision Clattenburg made when Manchester United's Nani famously handled the ball against Tottenham at the end of October 2010 then went on to score.

'Mark Clattenburg has made a right cock-up and he knows it himself. I know he`s said to people he should have blown his whistle and given a free-kick. The refs will stick together on this but it's not right - they know a real mess was made of this situation.'

Harry continued...

'Everybody in the world has seen it for themselves. All the referee had to do was blow his whistle; book Nani for handball and it resolves the situation.'

We can only hope and pray Mr Clattenburg stayed well clear of the loopy juice last night.

City v Blackpool

Today's assistants are Jake Collin and Mick McDonough while the fourth official is Tony Bates.





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tudor
Date:Saturday January 1 2011
Time: 12:09PM

Comments

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He and Walton are the worst for us but at least we've won under Clattenberg. Walton (scouser) is so bent that we haven't won a game under him since 2005 and he always does whatever he can to mess us around. Clattenberg sent off Bellamy for "annoying him" last season.
StuMCFC
01/01/2011 12:34:00
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Isn't it convenient that the FA has written to Mancini warning him about saying anything about the referee on the eve of a game under the charge of Clattenburg? So when Clattenburg drops the inevitable bullock or three as he always seems to do, Mancini will get an FA charge if he opens his mouth. YCMIU!
fifthcolumnblue
01/01/2011 12:39:00
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Clattenbent's third trip to Eastlands already this season.
Johnny Baguette
01/01/2011 13:22:00
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Hopefully not as many times as Chris Foy has done in the Rags game. West Brom denied stone wall penalty.
eighthsin
01/01/2011 13:25:00
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