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Clattenburg Takes Charge Of Chelsea Vs City Game

Mark Clattenburg has been appointed to take charge of Monday night's clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.

The controversial 36-year-old referee has a history of 'putting his foot in it' especially in December 2009 when he took charge of a tie between Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City.

City personnel alleged that at half-time, Clattenburg asked members of their bench: 'How do you work with Craig Bellamy all week?' In the second half that followed, he booked Bellamy twice, once for dissent and then for diving, although replays suggested he was actually fouled. City manager Mark Hughes later said: 'I've seen Mark Clattenburg have a lot better games than he's had [here today]' and described his decision to send off Bellamy as 'laughable'.

I wonder what Clattenburg has in store this time?






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Date:Sunday December 11 2011

Time: 9:15AM

Your Comments

He's an awful ref. Fingers crossed he doesn't bugger up what should be a very good game.
BlueBanes
Clattenburg certainly comes with baggage.
tudor
He didn't put a foot wrong in our 1-6 victory over the rags, perhaps he's learned to handle the big occasions? Whatever happens, I'd take a repeat of that result, despite the unlikeliness of a repeat of the scoreline!
fifthcolumnblue
as long as its still 11 v 11 at the end and a City win and a good game.... is all that i want, and Clattenburg to be anonymous and his decisions to the right ones.... is all i m hoping for.... wont happen mind, but we live in hope.... the score may, but the rest not a cat in hells chance...lol
cityman51
Just don't let the fans dictate the match. The Liverpool match was had a homer ref, plus the Liverpool players begging the ref for Balotelli's red card.
slumv
According to the stats, we've only lost once in 19 games where Clattenburg has officiated. Let's hope the law of averages doesn't catch up with us tonight!
fifthcolumnblue
Probably give a pen and a red card too
nickster
Did what he was instructed to - ensure the title race stays close, the most one-sided referee performance since Walton against Everton last season. Right at the end when he overturned the corner decision despite being miles away was an even bigger giveaway than not giving Silva a stonewall penalty and letting hte Portuguese lad with the odd hair stay on the pitch after a horror tackle.
StuMCFC
 

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