Clattenburg to move to Saudi Arabia

Discussion in 'General football forum' started by anyoldblu, 16 Feb 2017 at 12:24 PM.

  1. Colin Bells Boots

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    Do they still behead cheating bastards in Saudi Arabia , in which case this could hopefully be a dangerous move for him ?
     
  2. Chipmeister

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    This doesn't add up from a football point of view. The FA must have all refs contracted and one can assume for a full season or how else can they manage the game, to have the "top" official just walk away is improbable unless for unforeseen circumstances. No word or even a semblng of justification, say it's about developing the game worldwide or whatever they make up. But absolute silence, speaks volumes for the referees body and the FA, the truth will out eventually
     
  3. BJL_City

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    The fact that the news outlets have gone "yeah he's leaving...quick! Bury it and talk about something else" says it all
     
  4. simmo

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    All very strange.

    I didn't know that Howard Webb was previously the Saudi representative.

    Clattenburg was given the fa cup final only after being awarded the champs league due to Collina influence. The fa didn't want him as English ref for euros but Collina over ruled. Sounds a right fiasco. Nothing new there !!
     
  5. TonyM

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    How about this for a movie storyline?

    A decent handsome young man rises through the game he loves by being a pillar of honesty. But due to his success this life soon becomes a wild spin of glitz and glamour. In his naivety he is led by other celebrities into a more secret part of society. One where he can be social but out of the public gaze. Places where many different vices are secretly catered for and where he unintentionally develops a weakness for gambling. Not football related obviously - he's too smart to touch that. He is adamant that he can keep this dark world away well away from his professional life and while he is in the black it's not too hard. What a great few years he has in this amazing duality of lifestyles. However the inevitable happens. The stakes increase, the wins become less frequent and his obsession grows beyond his control. Within a very short period things crumble and he's suddenly being heavy-handedly pressurized by some very dangerous people to make decisions on the pitch that would help clear his debts and keep him in one piece. But he loves football too much to become a dirty ref. He is left with no option but to flee the country. But will those shady figures let it rest there? Will they chase him down? Will they try to blacken his good name and if so will anyone believe that his decisions were not corrupt but instead simply the actions of a truly shit ref.
    Roll credits...
     
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  6. Chipmeister

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    Tend to agree there, all very convenient. The top ref walks away from the game at his peak without any reaction ummmmmmmm
     
  7. Neville Kneville

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    A truly shit ref, who is apparently the best we have in this country (had).

    And who could argue that he's the best, when we have decisions like that incredible penalty decision for Spurs week or so ago, when he had superhuman powers to correctly spot the touch ? I didn't see it til the replay, & I don't think any at the ground did, but Clattenburg did. And he was right. Eyes like an eagle.

    Ok, he missed the one on Sterling & Balotelli etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc & of course the red card Arsenal should have had the other day & he missed the attack on Otamendi by Ibrahimovic, even when he saw it on video afterwards & was asked about it.

    But he saw that foul in the Spurs game ok.
     
  8. BigOscar

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    Clearly doing a runner to avoid something, bent twat
     
  9. KentBlue

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    Yup. The haste with which he has gone would definitely suggest something amiss somewhere. He was awful in that Arse/Hull game, absolutely bent over double to help the Tarquins. And then within a few days he's done a runner?
     
  10. Bentheblue

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    Totally agree. Our top ref leaving suddenly mid contract and mid season, yet the media seems think there is nothing at all odd or suspicious. I wonder why they can not be arsed to do a bit of digging.
     

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