Tags archives: mark-clattenburg

Calm down calm down calm down - City’s message to Rooney

City won the Manchester derby 2-1, so there’s no way the following observations on England and Manchester United’s captain can be categorised as ‘sour grapes’ or the grunts of a sore loser. Wayne Rooney is thoroughly despicable on the field of play, at each and every sky blue versus red derby day. He is a cheating, conniving and manipulative ‘has-been’ who, as his once great talents recede quicker than his hairline, resorts more and more […]

Pep set to make a spectacle of Mourinho and Clattenburg

As the world fixes its gaze on the Theatre of Screams and the Manchester derby becomes the focus of Planet Football, it’s ironic that a mysterious visual impairment could yet be a key factor in the clash of Red versus Sky Blue. The nigh on blind Andre Marriner won’t be visible at The Swamp as El Mancunico unfolds to a global audience of umpteen millions, but the results of his […]

Clattenburg & Co living the life of Riley

Mike Riley was one of the highest profile referees of his generation. He was also one of the worst. As the boss of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) Riley has shown himself to be an even bigger pillock & failure off the field…no mean feat. He and his colleagues continue to plunge new depths of incompetence on a breathtaking scale week in and week out. Yes, being a referee […]

The Curse of Clattenburg strikes again

So, the world and his wife are pretty much in agreement about THAT penalty! It never was and should never have been…unless your name’s Mark Clattenburg. Even by Twattenburg’s appalling standards when officiating City games, penalising Raheem Sterling was breathtakingly bad. It begs a question or two of this most arrogant of referees…is he inept or a cheat? Is he hopeless or corrupt or, as some would have us believe, […]

Pellegrini wants bald truth behind Clattenburg display - Arsenal 2 Man City 2

It takes a lot to ruffle the luxuriant silver locks of Manuel Pellegrini, but merkin-wearing referee Mark Clattenburg has done it again. It was five months to the day since ‘Twattenburg’ – as he is ‘affectionately’ known to City fans – allowed Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel to punch the ball clear in the dying seconds at Anfield, denying the Sky Blues a stonewall penalty, and condemning them to a 3-2 defeat. […]