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      Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect

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      HScRed1
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      Looks like he is off to Saudi, shame as he is one of the few decent refs in the EPL.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38993655
      « Last Edit: Feb 16, 2017 11:32:00 pm by JD, Reason: Title expanded »
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #1 : Feb 16, 2017 04:07:23 pm »
      Good riddance, I think he's an awful referee.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #2 : Feb 16, 2017 04:15:22 pm »
      He'll have to sort his hair out, offensive haircuts aren't allowed don't ya know!
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #3 : Feb 16, 2017 04:24:16 pm »
      Good riddance Clatterbunghole.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #4 : Feb 16, 2017 05:05:27 pm »
      Off you pop nobhead, won't be missed.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #5 : Feb 16, 2017 05:09:40 pm »
      Obviously needs the cash and less attention,  cheerio!
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #6 : Feb 16, 2017 05:12:09 pm »
      On c**t leaves (Webb) & another c**t jumps in (Clattenburg)...
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #7 : Feb 16, 2017 05:39:47 pm »
      Decent last year but he's been absolutely awful this season. His performance in the Arsenal v Hull match was one of the worst I've seen in years.

      Won't be missed.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #8 : Feb 16, 2017 06:22:29 pm »
      Sure it's purely footballing reasons why he is going there and not at all financial related...
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg
      Reply #9 : Feb 16, 2017 11:31:29 pm »
      Don't mind Clattenburg.  Didn't he take advice off Gerrard one game to send off one of the blueshite.

      Thought he was one of the better refs in the league if I'm being honest - there's a whole lot of sh*t on the current list.

      Clearly wasn't liked by the suits because he was a young fella who enjoyed the benefits of professionalism.  Good luck to the fella - I wouldn't be a ref.  Hope he doesn't get any decisions wrong in Saudi Arabia because I'm fairly sure they have a different idea of punishment than we do in this country.

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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #10 : Feb 17, 2017 01:44:45 pm »
      Has ruined more games of football than I've ever seen. A perennial bottler on big calls and a whistle happy c**t in the middle of the pitch causing all his games into stop start affairs. One of the worst senior referees the country has ever seen, he can f**king stay in Saudi Arabia, good riddance.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #11 : Feb 17, 2017 02:05:21 pm »
      Wasn't he the ref that sent 2 Everton players off, but let Kuyt stay on after almost breaking somebody's leg? He also could have gave CIty a penalty when we won 3-2 but he didn't. I think he has been good to us in some games.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #12 : Feb 17, 2017 02:48:02 pm »
      He was definitely one of the top refs in the league. £500k a year isn't to be sniffed at for a ref though. The Premier League is behind Italy, Spain, Germany & France when it comes to paying officials.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #13 : Feb 17, 2017 03:49:21 pm »
      He was definitely one of the top refs in the league. £500k a year isn't to be sniffed at for a ref though. The Premier League is behind Italy, Spain, Germany & France when it comes to paying officials.

      He wasn't worth a f**king carrot.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #14 : Feb 17, 2017 04:30:20 pm »
      Personally thought he was a decent ref. Refereed our 3-0 battering of the Manc Inc in 2014. His departure will just highlight the sub standard refereeing in the league to an even greater extent.


       Clearly a man motivated by money though with this move.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #15 : Feb 17, 2017 05:18:26 pm »
      Personally thought he was a decent ref. Refereed our 3-0 battering of the Manc Inc in 2014. His departure will just highlight the sub standard refereeing in the league to an even greater extent.


       Clearly a man motivated by money though with this move.

      To be honest though, refs aren't paid a huge amount in comparison to footballers. And in this country you are on a hiding to nothing, grief every single week no matter what.

      If I was in his position I would do it, one year there will set him up for life!
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #16 : Feb 18, 2017 02:47:26 am »
      To be honest though, refs aren't paid a huge amount in comparison to footballers. And in this country you are on a hiding to nothing, grief every single week no matter what.

      If I was in his position I would do it, one year there will set him up for life!

      Yeah that's true. I probably underestimate just how little they do get paid.
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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #17 : Feb 18, 2017 01:04:28 pm »
      Yeah that's true. I probably underestimate just how little they do get paid.

      Not too shabby for 90 mins work twice a week, plus expenses & freebies.

      http://www.totalsportek.com/money/english-premier-league-referee-salaries/

      Mark Clattenburg    £120,000pa

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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #18 : Feb 18, 2017 01:15:26 pm »
      Not too shabby for 90 mins work twice a week, plus expenses & freebies.

      http://www.totalsportek.com/money/english-premier-league-referee-salaries/

      Mark Clattenburg    £120,000pa



      Oh! That's quite a bit over what is considered 'underpaid'!



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      Re: Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League with immediate effect
      Reply #19 : Feb 18, 2017 09:10:27 pm »
      Not too shabby for 90 mins work twice a week, plus expenses & freebies.

      http://www.totalsportek.com/money/english-premier-league-referee-salaries/

      Mark Clattenburg    £120,000pa



      Don't get me wrong, I wasn't implying he was a pauper! But it's not a salary that will set him up for life. Going to Saudi Arabia for one year means he's absolutely sorted.

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