Controversial ref Clattenburg to take charge of Saints' clash with West Ham

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Mark Clattenburg will take charge of Saints’ trip to West Ham this Saturday – the first time he will have refereed the club since they launched a formal complaint about his conduct.

Saints accused the official of making an inappropriate and insulting comment to their captain, Adam Lallana, during the 2-1 defeat away to Everton in December.

Clattenburg was alleged to have told the midfielder: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.”

Saints complained to both the Football Association and the referees’ body, the PGMOL, following the incident, but both ruled that Clattenburg had no case to answer.

The FA’s statement in response said: “The FA has given its full consideration to this matter and it is our view that the comments, as disclosed in Southampton’s letter of complaint, do not constitute misconduct under the FA’s rules.”

The club said, at the time, that they did “not feel it appropriate for Mr Clattenburg to officiate in any of our matches until this matter is properly resolved.”

However, after their complaints were thrown out, Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino did insist that he would be happy for the referee to take charge of the team’s matches.

Pochettino said: “It would not be a problem if we had Mark Clattenburg again refereeing us.

“We would try to help as much as we can. We know refereeing is a very tough job that demands a lot, and we try to have a very good relationship with him, a very impartial game, and a very fair game, which is what we all want from this game.”

The Saints boss had also added: “If we ever do come across Mark Clattenburg again, we will try to make things as easy as possible, because we know it’s a tough job.”

The Premier League yesterday confirmed that Durham official Clattenburg would be the referee for this weekend’s contest at Upton Park.

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4:07am Tue 18 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account? FindAndDestroy
  • Score: -20

5:21am Tue 18 Feb 14

Rising_Son says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him. Rising_Son
  • Score: 39

6:01am Tue 18 Feb 14

Southampton boy says...

Rising_Son wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.
so you are looking to up set the ref so he can once again put the boot in may be you should cheer him that would or could throw him off a bit. this is a must win game for me after the cup game that was not
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.[/p][/quote]so you are looking to up set the ref so he can once again put the boot in may be you should cheer him that would or could throw him off a bit. this is a must win game for me after the cup game that was not Southampton boy
  • Score: 31

6:19am Tue 18 Feb 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

slip a bag of weed in his pre match cuppa!
slip a bag of weed in his pre match cuppa! nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 19

7:00am Tue 18 Feb 14

promised land says...

Far too early to have Clattenberg refereeing one of our games. Wet spam good for a penalty in this one ?
Far too early to have Clattenberg refereeing one of our games. Wet spam good for a penalty in this one ? promised land
  • Score: 14

7:25am Tue 18 Feb 14

andoru says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton." andoru
  • Score: 43

7:27am Tue 18 Feb 14

Little Hitler says...

I predict a riot*



* not literally.
I predict a riot* * not literally. Little Hitler
  • Score: 5

7:31am Tue 18 Feb 14

WobblyCat says...

I always felt Lallana and the club were far too precious about the whole affair and I was a bit embarrassed by it. What was said should have remained between the two of them so I hope they can laugh it off. Refs put up with far worse criticisms from players for a lot less money.
I always felt Lallana and the club were far too precious about the whole affair and I was a bit embarrassed by it. What was said should have remained between the two of them so I hope they can laugh it off. Refs put up with far worse criticisms from players for a lot less money. WobblyCat
  • Score: 35

7:39am Tue 18 Feb 14

SWAYTHLING SAINT says...

All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast.
All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast. SWAYTHLING SAINT
  • Score: 22

7:48am Tue 18 Feb 14

montecristosaint says...

andoru wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."[/p][/quote]aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke.. montecristosaint
  • Score: 10

8:06am Tue 18 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

Everton complain about Clattenburg and he doesn't referee them for 6 years, Saints complain and it's 6 weeks. Just love FA consistency. Just as well Ferguson didn't complain about him, probably wouldn't have been allowed to go the Manchester let alone Old Trafford.
Everton complain about Clattenburg and he doesn't referee them for 6 years, Saints complain and it's 6 weeks. Just love FA consistency. Just as well Ferguson didn't complain about him, probably wouldn't have been allowed to go the Manchester let alone Old Trafford. JohnItaly
  • Score: 31

8:10am Tue 18 Feb 14

Egomaniac says...

WobblyCat wrote:
I always felt Lallana and the club were far too precious about the whole affair and I was a bit embarrassed by it. What was said should have remained between the two of them so I hope they can laugh it off. Refs put up with far worse criticisms from players for a lot less money.
Spot on Wobbly! Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: I always felt Lallana and the club were far too precious about the whole affair and I was a bit embarrassed by it. What was said should have remained between the two of them so I hope they can laugh it off. Refs put up with far worse criticisms from players for a lot less money.[/p][/quote]Spot on Wobbly! Totally agree. Egomaniac
  • Score: 8

8:27am Tue 18 Feb 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Get your money on us getting a penalty
Get your money on us getting a penalty Sammy2sheds
  • Score: -13

8:32am Tue 18 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Best to just forget it and get on with the game.
Best to just forget it and get on with the game. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 12

9:01am Tue 18 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

Forrget the mud slinging and insults. Clutterbuck is just a minor distraction. Pochettino had the right idea in his comments. Clutterbuck will be looking to show impartiality and even handedness to demonstrate that the things said about him are unfounded. I doubt there will be any controversy in the game, unless we win by 3--0 in which case fat Sam will be up in arms, and frankly who cares what he thinks.

What I want to see is Saints doing their best to get another three points and move towards the highest league position they can this season.
Forrget the mud slinging and insults. Clutterbuck is just a minor distraction. Pochettino had the right idea in his comments. Clutterbuck will be looking to show impartiality and even handedness to demonstrate that the things said about him are unfounded. I doubt there will be any controversy in the game, unless we win by 3--0 in which case fat Sam will be up in arms, and frankly who cares what he thinks. What I want to see is Saints doing their best to get another three points and move towards the highest league position they can this season. Alicesdad
  • Score: 15

9:03am Tue 18 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

Little Hitler wrote:
I predict a riot*



* not literally.
My lawyers will be in touch about royalties due.....
[quote][p][bold]Little Hitler[/bold] wrote: I predict a riot* * not literally.[/p][/quote]My lawyers will be in touch about royalties due..... Alicesdad
  • Score: 4

9:57am Tue 18 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Why wasn't I surprised when I first heard this?

Let's hope he's changed since he got called before the FA Panel.

He'll certainly be in the spotlight but the past is the past and I'll judge him solely on his performance on the day.

As for the banner, we're British and should be able to enjoy a sense of humour. So:
Anything in reasonably good taste with a touch of irony - fine.
Anything in bad taste, offence or that crosses the line - no thanks.
Why wasn't I surprised when I first heard this? Let's hope he's changed since he got called before the FA Panel. He'll certainly be in the spotlight but the past is the past and I'll judge him solely on his performance on the day. As for the banner, we're British and should be able to enjoy a sense of humour. So: Anything in reasonably good taste with a touch of irony - fine. Anything in bad taste, offence or that crosses the line - no thanks. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 9

10:04am Tue 18 Feb 14

Dubai-saints89 says...

Clattenburg, Nolan and Allardyce. were facing 3 of the biggest premier league egomaniac morons this weekend. its not going to be easy....
Clattenburg, Nolan and Allardyce. were facing 3 of the biggest premier league egomaniac morons this weekend. its not going to be easy.... Dubai-saints89
  • Score: 16

10:07am Tue 18 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Why wasn't I surprised when I first heard this?

Let's hope he's changed since he got called before the FA Panel.

He'll certainly be in the spotlight but the past is the past and I'll judge him solely on his performance on the day.

As for the banner, we're British and should be able to enjoy a sense of humour. So:
Anything in reasonably good taste with a touch of irony - fine.
Anything in bad taste, offence or that crosses the line - no thanks.
Yes I've given this a lot of thought and taken your comments into account. So I'ver come up with:-
Clutterbrain you are a fcuk--g ****.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Why wasn't I surprised when I first heard this? Let's hope he's changed since he got called before the FA Panel. He'll certainly be in the spotlight but the past is the past and I'll judge him solely on his performance on the day. As for the banner, we're British and should be able to enjoy a sense of humour. So: Anything in reasonably good taste with a touch of irony - fine. Anything in bad taste, offence or that crosses the line - no thanks.[/p][/quote]Yes I've given this a lot of thought and taken your comments into account. So I'ver come up with:- Clutterbrain you are a fcuk--g ****. Clever Dick
  • Score: 2

10:10am Tue 18 Feb 14

alanstreet46 says...

Not a good idea methinks. Can't imagine that Lallana would be very much in favour of bringing the whole episode to the forefront again.
Not a good idea methinks. Can't imagine that Lallana would be very much in favour of bringing the whole episode to the forefront again. alanstreet46
  • Score: 2

10:33am Tue 18 Feb 14

Jesus_02 says...

andoru wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
"You have not changed ... Same old Clattenburg"
"You have not changed since Goodison"
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."[/p][/quote]"You have not changed ... Same old Clattenburg" "You have not changed since Goodison" Jesus_02
  • Score: -2

10:35am Tue 18 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident.

He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref.

Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable.
This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident. He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref. Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable. Costa Baz
  • Score: 16

11:13am Tue 18 Feb 14

Jesus_02 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident. He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref. Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable.
In all seriousness ... he will make mistakes...its how we react to them as fans and how the team reacts to them that will make the difference.

I predict a scrappy away win .... it will do me :)
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident. He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref. Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable.[/p][/quote]In all seriousness ... he will make mistakes...its how we react to them as fans and how the team reacts to them that will make the difference. I predict a scrappy away win .... it will do me :) Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

11:15am Tue 18 Feb 14

Dubai-saints89 says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
'Red Card for Clattenburg'
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]'Red Card for Clattenburg' Dubai-saints89
  • Score: 5

11:17am Tue 18 Feb 14

Confucious says...

I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything.

Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody.
I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything. Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody. Confucious
  • Score: 12

11:44am Tue 18 Feb 14

sburman says...

How so much fuss could come out of such a throw away comment is beyond me.
The day a Premier League club is allowed to choose which ref. they have and which ref. they do not want is the day the lunatics really do take over the asylum.
Just because there is fortunes to be made or lost in the PL does not give PL clubs the right to have different rules to the rest of football.
How so much fuss could come out of such a throw away comment is beyond me. The day a Premier League club is allowed to choose which ref. they have and which ref. they do not want is the day the lunatics really do take over the asylum. Just because there is fortunes to be made or lost in the PL does not give PL clubs the right to have different rules to the rest of football. sburman
  • Score: 8

11:53am Tue 18 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

I see there are a few jobs being advertised on the official site.
No 1 is a supporters relations officer. After the comments following the Blunder land fiasco I think we are all eminently qualified to apply for that one. Personally I'm going to apply for the painting and decorating operative. I've just ordered a big tin of super white gloss and the first thing on my list is to paint some lovely white stripes on all the players home game shirts.
I see there are a few jobs being advertised on the official site. No 1 is a supporters relations officer. After the comments following the Blunder land fiasco I think we are all eminently qualified to apply for that one. Personally I'm going to apply for the painting and decorating operative. I've just ordered a big tin of super white gloss and the first thing on my list is to paint some lovely white stripes on all the players home game shirts. Clever Dick
  • Score: 15

11:58am Tue 18 Feb 14

cotswoldsaint says...

montecristosaint wrote:
andoru wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..
I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!!
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."[/p][/quote]aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..[/p][/quote]I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!! cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 9

12:01pm Tue 18 Feb 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Perhaps out the word 'last' before 'refereed'?nJust a suggestion...
Perhaps out the word 'last' before 'refereed'?nJust a suggestion... cotswoldsaint
  • Score: -6

12:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

cotswoldsaint says...

Put not 'out'
Put not 'out' cotswoldsaint
  • Score: -3

12:06pm Tue 18 Feb 14

jonny-shuttle says...

west ham away is one of my favourite fixtures. both good clubs, noisy fans and west ham dont exactly like refs at the moment so should be a fun day.
west ham away is one of my favourite fixtures. both good clubs, noisy fans and west ham dont exactly like refs at the moment so should be a fun day. jonny-shuttle
  • Score: -12

12:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Costa Baz wrote:
This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident.

He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref.

Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable.
just what I was thinking, with all the theatrics from hoof and fat face sam clutterbrain is going to be asked a lot of questions. hoof will be diving, kicking, elbowing and shirt pulling from kick off to final whistle, fat face sam will also park the bus and hope to get a lucky break away goal or a penalty. we have to hope that clutterbrain is fully aware of hoofs tactics and doesn't let his ego get in the way of refereeing the game, some hope!
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: This is probably the worst game, to give Clusterfcuk, as his first in charge of us, since the non incident. He has to balance not being too harsh towards us, with not being too lenient towards us, with the added factor that the Hoofers fall over whenever someone gets within 3 feet of them, including the ref. Obviously, our players will just have to get on with it and not let their heads drop the first time he gives a wrong decision against us, which is inevitable.[/p][/quote]just what I was thinking, with all the theatrics from hoof and fat face sam clutterbrain is going to be asked a lot of questions. hoof will be diving, kicking, elbowing and shirt pulling from kick off to final whistle, fat face sam will also park the bus and hope to get a lucky break away goal or a penalty. we have to hope that clutterbrain is fully aware of hoofs tactics and doesn't let his ego get in the way of refereeing the game, some hope! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

12:33pm Tue 18 Feb 14

J7junctionseven says...

Take loads of mini Battenberg cakes and lob them at him........might sweeten him up a bit or at least keep Fat Sam quiet for a while...:o)
COYR FOADP
Take loads of mini Battenberg cakes and lob them at him........might sweeten him up a bit or at least keep Fat Sam quiet for a while...:o) COYR FOADP J7junctionseven
  • Score: 13

12:52pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Licky_Rambert says...

Confucious wrote:
I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything. Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody.
is this your suggestion for the banner? how big is it?
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything. Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody.[/p][/quote]is this your suggestion for the banner? how big is it? Licky_Rambert
  • Score: 15

12:57pm Tue 18 Feb 14

saint christopher says...

Just need to let our footbal do the talking and make what Clattenerg and Wet Spam do irrelevant.

Interesting article on BC webste; http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/26
182706
about Man City copying Barca's academy philosophy. However Saints are already doing that, and in fact are many years in front!

Still a good time to be a Sants supporter.
Just need to let our footbal do the talking and make what Clattenerg and Wet Spam do irrelevant. Interesting article on BC webste; http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/26 182706 about Man City copying Barca's academy philosophy. However Saints are already doing that, and in fact are many years in front! Still a good time to be a Sants supporter. saint christopher
  • Score: 11

1:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

St.Winch70 says...

At least it will give the dumb amongst the Saints fans something or someone to blame, should the team that the manager picks not perform!
At least it will give the dumb amongst the Saints fans something or someone to blame, should the team that the manager picks not perform! St.Winch70
  • Score: -37

1:48pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Blackwaterblue says...

Did we ever find out who the idiot "official" was, who complained?
Did we ever find out who the idiot "official" was, who complained? Blackwaterblue
  • Score: 8

1:52pm Tue 18 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

SOME SAINTS FANS are feeling pretty low after the debacle at the weekend.

There are certain times with decision making where you have got to grab the opportunity.

An Open Bus Tour after the DOUBLE PROMOTION was a lost opportunity for the CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Using a SMART APPROACH to Team Selection would have provided THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON a chance of a WEMBLEY appearance. The day out at the JPT Final was one to savour.

Doing the research - it looks like Wet Spam want to keep a clean sheet so down scaling my prediction to a 1-0 AWAY WIN. Hope that Lovren is fit and Fonte as CB solidity is crucial. Really like the Club to invest in this position in the Summer.

TRAIN-HOLE IN THE WALL-CONCOURSE- You know it makes sense !!

CHEER UP AND SUPPORT THE SAINTS.

COYR
SOME SAINTS FANS are feeling pretty low after the debacle at the weekend. There are certain times with decision making where you have got to grab the opportunity. An Open Bus Tour after the DOUBLE PROMOTION was a lost opportunity for the CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON. Using a SMART APPROACH to Team Selection would have provided THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON a chance of a WEMBLEY appearance. The day out at the JPT Final was one to savour. Doing the research - it looks like Wet Spam want to keep a clean sheet so down scaling my prediction to a 1-0 AWAY WIN. Hope that Lovren is fit and Fonte as CB solidity is crucial. Really like the Club to invest in this position in the Summer. TRAIN-HOLE IN THE WALL-CONCOURSE- You know it makes sense !! CHEER UP AND SUPPORT THE SAINTS. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 25

2:03pm Tue 18 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Rising_Son wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.
He turned down 2 clear penalties, that what lead to Adams' complain...
The idea behind the club's complain wasn't merely coz of what he said to Adam to get him punished, the idea was to get him off our back..not to take charge of our games any more.....he does not seem to like us.....

Everton complained about him, and got what they wanted...it took the FA 6 years to put him in charge of Everton's games...That's what we wanted to achieve...Obviously it didn't happen....

I don't know what is the FA thinking....To put him back in charge just after 6 weeks......it's very strange, why do they have to choose him??
That is not fair...
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.[/p][/quote]He turned down 2 clear penalties, that what lead to Adams' complain... The idea behind the club's complain wasn't merely coz of what he said to Adam to get him punished, the idea was to get him off our back..not to take charge of our games any more.....he does not seem to like us..... Everton complained about him, and got what they wanted...it took the FA 6 years to put him in charge of Everton's games...That's what we wanted to achieve...Obviously it didn't happen.... I don't know what is the FA thinking....To put him back in charge just after 6 weeks......it's very strange, why do they have to choose him?? That is not fair... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 21

2:04pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Confucious says...

Licky_Rambert wrote:
Confucious wrote:
I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything. Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody.
is this your suggestion for the banner? how big is it?
No, my banner reads: "La la la la la la la na. La la la la la la la na"
[quote][p][bold]Licky_Rambert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I just wish refs could be as fair, unbiased and objective as football players, managers and supporters who rarely make a wrong call; are always quick to admit it when they do and never ever try to get away with anything. Until refs can match the fair mindedness of everyone else involved they will continue to occupy a lonely and thankless job. If they could for once perform immaculately, the immediate and handsome post-match reward would be not being mentioned by anybody.[/p][/quote]is this your suggestion for the banner? how big is it?[/p][/quote]No, my banner reads: "La la la la la la la na. La la la la la la la na" Confucious
  • Score: 11

2:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

cotswoldsaint wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
andoru wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..
I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!!
I wish we were playing at home !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."[/p][/quote]aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..[/p][/quote]I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!![/p][/quote]I wish we were playing at home !!!!! FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 15

2:15pm Tue 18 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

Southampton boy wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.
so you are looking to up set the ref so he can once again put the boot in may be you should cheer him that would or could throw him off a bit. this is a must win game for me after the cup game that was not
I we dont want the Ref to help us win....

We just want him to be FAIR... that's all we want..
[quote][p][bold]Southampton boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]Even though I could probably come up with a very large number of appropriate insults, I think it might be better to avoid provoking him.[/p][/quote]so you are looking to up set the ref so he can once again put the boot in may be you should cheer him that would or could throw him off a bit. this is a must win game for me after the cup game that was not[/p][/quote]I we dont want the Ref to help us win.... We just want him to be FAIR... that's all we want.. FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 21

2:42pm Tue 18 Feb 14

andoru says...

Just make sure you credit me. :-)
Just make sure you credit me. :-) andoru
  • Score: 11

5:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

FindAndDestroy wrote:
cotswoldsaint wrote:
montecristosaint wrote:
andoru wrote:
FindAndDestroy wrote:
My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him....

If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know..

Does he have any Tweeter account?
"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."
aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..
I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!!
I wish we were playing at home !!!!!
Enjoy the Home Games ...

WE HAVE FANTASTIC AWAY SUPPORT AND WE WILL GIVE IT MAX TO GET THE WIN vs THE SPAM.

UP THE SAINTS !!
[quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cotswoldsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FindAndDestroy[/bold] wrote: My Mates Tom Doug and I Are thinking of taking a banner with us to the game to show Mark Clattenburg how we feel about him.... If you have any sweet ideas on what to write on the banner please let me know.. Does he have any Tweeter account?[/p][/quote]"You've changed since you refereed Southampton."[/p][/quote]aha look forward to that banner. Nothi ng wrong with a sense of humor, bet the ref will get the joke..[/p][/quote]I agree. That's got to be the one. It certainly made me smile and reckon Clottenburg and Adam will both see the joke. Can't wait to see it on MOTD!![/p][/quote]I wish we were playing at home !!!!![/p][/quote]Enjoy the Home Games ... WE HAVE FANTASTIC AWAY SUPPORT AND WE WILL GIVE IT MAX TO GET THE WIN vs THE SPAM. UP THE SAINTS !! REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 21

5:42pm Tue 18 Feb 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

Mark Clattenburg SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SPEC SAVERS!!!!

How's that for a banner?? Maybe Spec Savers could even sponsor the banner!
Mark Clattenburg SHOULD HAVE GONE TO SPEC SAVERS!!!! How's that for a banner?? Maybe Spec Savers could even sponsor the banner! allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 12

5:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

lowemustgo says...

What will Jesus say?
What will Jesus say? lowemustgo
  • Score: 11

6:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

dadofmy3sons says...

Just be grateful it ain't Swansea we are playing with Chico squealer and also Donkey Carroll is on the sidelines.
Nolan will almost certainly do something at some stage that should get him sent off and FatSam will be about as abusive as he can just to wind Clatterbuck up.
Apart from that I am not expecting any problems for any ref whoever it may be.
flag should read;
we think the same of you as we always did.
and let the media decide who it is meant for.
Just be grateful it ain't Swansea we are playing with Chico squealer and also Donkey Carroll is on the sidelines. Nolan will almost certainly do something at some stage that should get him sent off and FatSam will be about as abusive as he can just to wind Clatterbuck up. Apart from that I am not expecting any problems for any ref whoever it may be. flag should read; we think the same of you as we always did. and let the media decide who it is meant for. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 14

9:13pm Tue 18 Feb 14

st1halo says...

sburman wrote:
How so much fuss could come out of such a throw away comment is beyond me.
The day a Premier League club is allowed to choose which ref. they have and which ref. they do not want is the day the lunatics really do take over the asylum.
Just because there is fortunes to be made or lost in the PL does not give PL clubs the right to have different rules to the rest of football.
I don't believe it was ever about the comment. It was a shrewd way of highlighting the obvious bias in Twattenburgs conduct without risking financial penalty imo.
We don't want to pick and choose referees, we just want the games judged in an unbiased and even handed manner.
If that's what we get this weekend, it was worth the trouble.

STID
[quote][p][bold]sburman[/bold] wrote: How so much fuss could come out of such a throw away comment is beyond me. The day a Premier League club is allowed to choose which ref. they have and which ref. they do not want is the day the lunatics really do take over the asylum. Just because there is fortunes to be made or lost in the PL does not give PL clubs the right to have different rules to the rest of football.[/p][/quote]I don't believe it was ever about the comment. It was a shrewd way of highlighting the obvious bias in Twattenburgs conduct without risking financial penalty imo. We don't want to pick and choose referees, we just want the games judged in an unbiased and even handed manner. If that's what we get this weekend, it was worth the trouble. STID st1halo
  • Score: 10

9:25pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

If the team have got their heads screwed on right this shouldn't be a problem. If you ask me Clattenburg's original comment was nothing more than banter and the club has got a bee in its bonnet about it and ended up making a rod for its own back.

The players now have to stay professional, keep their cool, don't show their studs in any tackle, concentrate on playing the game and above all keep their mouths shut in front of the ref.
But they are professionals and this should not have to be told to them.

I predict an anti-climax on Saturday and everything will go off smoothly with no problems, at least I hope so.
If the team have got their heads screwed on right this shouldn't be a problem. If you ask me Clattenburg's original comment was nothing more than banter and the club has got a bee in its bonnet about it and ended up making a rod for its own back. The players now have to stay professional, keep their cool, don't show their studs in any tackle, concentrate on playing the game and above all keep their mouths shut in front of the ref. But they are professionals and this should not have to be told to them. I predict an anti-climax on Saturday and everything will go off smoothly with no problems, at least I hope so. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Tue 18 Feb 14

DisplacedFan says...

Two important thnings can come out of this game . First and by far the most important, three points puts us out of harms way. Second- a bonus- it drops Big Sam right back where he belongs scrapping to stay alive. He'll be glad I'm not holding the rope for him.
Two important thnings can come out of this game . First and by far the most important, three points puts us out of harms way. Second- a bonus- it drops Big Sam right back where he belongs scrapping to stay alive. He'll be glad I'm not holding the rope for him. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 6

10:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

miltonarcher says...

In order to justify chucking the FA cup run in the bin Poch needs 3 points this weekend!
In order to justify chucking the FA cup run in the bin Poch needs 3 points this weekend! miltonarcher
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

saintbobby says...

SWAYTHLING SAINT wrote:
All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast.
Absolutely agree. Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]SWAYTHLING SAINT[/bold] wrote: All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. Spot on! saintbobby
  • Score: 7

11:35pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

saintbobby wrote:
SWAYTHLING SAINT wrote:
All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast.
Absolutely agree. Spot on!
Clattenburg's problem seems to be that he thinks everyone has come to see him. He does not seem to be aware that the best refs are never noticed.
Southampton's problem is that whether there is a bias coming from Clattenburg or not they have to rise above it and concentrate on their game and not let it get into their heads.
Pochettino has stated before that his team does not get the benefit of ref's decisions because they are "too nice" well on Saturday it would not be advisable to flare up at this ref - leave that to West Ham who have enough problems with refs themselves.
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SWAYTHLING SAINT[/bold] wrote: All eyes will be on Clattenburg so with any luck he'll be on his best behaviour. And the unpleasantness of January just might work in our favour with any borderline decisions. He will have to be seen to harbour no ill feelings toward the Kings of the South Coast.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. Spot on![/p][/quote]Clattenburg's problem seems to be that he thinks everyone has come to see him. He does not seem to be aware that the best refs are never noticed. Southampton's problem is that whether there is a bias coming from Clattenburg or not they have to rise above it and concentrate on their game and not let it get into their heads. Pochettino has stated before that his team does not get the benefit of ref's decisions because they are "too nice" well on Saturday it would not be advisable to flare up at this ref - leave that to West Ham who have enough problems with refs themselves. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 2

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