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Clattenburg banned...

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:05 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7546968.stm

Can't the ban him for being clearly biased as well?

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Re: Clattenburg in match fixing accusations

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:06 am

Match fixing? :-?

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Re: Clattenburg in match fixing accusations

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:12 am

They've edited the article. The initial breaking news said "match fixing"....

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Re: Clattenburg in match fixing accusations

Post by Gibbon » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:13 am

Yeah, does it SAY match fixing? That's a serious allegation, and although I wouldn't be surprised if either of the two clubs involved were found to be guilty of it, not sure you should be jumping to conclusions like that... :scratch:

edit...oh okay. Stupid bbc. :numpty;

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:16 am

Fixed the title... :D

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:17 am

Be interesting to see whether they do move on to that area though; I always thought initially he was a great ref, then went down the toilet.

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:22 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/foot ... 19081.html

Clattenburg's been sacked. Is it coincidence that we're no longer bottom of the Fair Play league? :scratch:

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Post by Ethiaa » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:55 pm

Yes

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:56 pm

hahah

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:39 am

Should have stayed sacked.

In case anyone missed it, Mr Clattenburg was again in charge of a Man Utd v Spurs game at the weekend. As he was when Roy Carroll dropped Pedro Mendes' long range shot half a mile over the line and got away with it. This time, Nani took a tumble in the penalty area and deliberately grabbed the ball as he appealed for a foul. Gomes picked the ball up and then put it down to take a freekick. But Clattenburg hadn't blown his whistle, so Nani rolled it into the net and the goal was given. Gomes appealed and then the linesman raised his flag to signal there'd been a handball. Clattenburg ordered the Spurs players away, but then had a discussion with the linesman and Rio Ferdinand and decided to give the goal anyway.

Now, Gomes is a berk for assuming the freekick had been given. But common sense should dictate that the goal shouldn't stand. If Clattenburg had seen the handball and played advantage, he has the power to give the freekick if no advantage is gained. If he didn't see it, then he shouldn't overrule the linesman just because he flagged late. He should be able to understand that a neutral referee cannot give a goal knowing full well there was a blatant breach of the rules by the attacking side that lead to it. However, his neutrality has to be questioned given his astonishing decision to allow Ferdinand to join in his discussion with the linesman when the Spurs players couldn't.

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:05 am

Yup, what with that and the dodgy Liverpool goal against Sunderland, the gaffes by refs are just getting worse and worse, absolutely no common sense being applied at all.

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by theadore » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:50 pm

I think I heard BBCs resident prestonian numpty call for a referees press conference after the game... sounded like a oddly sensible suggestion. If we are supposed to be respecting referees then a little more openness and accountability should come the other way.

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:27 pm

Yeah but Wiley's trying to make out Clattenburg did the right thing.... :numpty;

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Re: Clattenburg banned...

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:06 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38993655

Clattenburg is quitting the PL for Saudi Arabia...

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