Mark Clattenburg to referee Saints opening game

Clattenburg takes whistle for opener

Clattenburg takes whistle for opener

First published in Sport

Mark Clattenburg has been confirmed as the referee for Saints’ opening Premier League game of the season at Liverpool on Sunday.

The official was famously subject to a complaint from the club after comments he was alleged to have made to Adam Lallana last season, but was cleared of any wrongdoing by the referee’s body PGMOL.

Clattenburg did return to referee Saints again before the end of the season.

There will be no reunion with Lallana, however, with the former Saint and now Liverpool midfielder set to miss the start of the season with a knee injury.

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6:48am Tue 12 Aug 14

InCortesewetrust says...

He was right you know!
He was right you know! InCortesewetrust
  • Score: 37

7:00am Tue 12 Aug 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat')
I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat') Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: 8

7:02am Tue 12 Aug 14

Little Hitler says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat')
Dusan Tadic makes Lallana look sh@te...
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat')[/p][/quote]Dusan Tadic makes Lallana look sh@te... Little Hitler
  • Score: 22

7:17am Tue 12 Aug 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

It was very noticeable how carefully he refereed the games following the complaint,even though he was "Innocent of any wrong doing".
He was a very good ref when he started in the prem but he started to try to live up to the media acclaim and become the centre of attention..
Frankly he was awful in the games Saints were involved in.
Lets hope that he has learned a lesson.
COYS
It was very noticeable how carefully he refereed the games following the complaint,even though he was "Innocent of any wrong doing". He was a very good ref when he started in the prem but he started to try to live up to the media acclaim and become the centre of attention.. Frankly he was awful in the games Saints were involved in. Lets hope that he has learned a lesson. COYS SFCOLDBOY
  • Score: 9

7:19am Tue 12 Aug 14

murfmeister says...

Shame he's not playing !
Shame he's not playing ! murfmeister
  • Score: -6

8:35am Tue 12 Aug 14

saintbobby says...

If Liarlana was playing at least Clattenburg could say he was right - "Adam you HAVE changed, don't like your shirt!".
If Liarlana was playing at least Clattenburg could say he was right - "Adam you HAVE changed, don't like your shirt!". saintbobby
  • Score: 9

9:04am Tue 12 Aug 14

jls217 says...

Next time he says one of our players has changed put that player straight on the transfer list please Rambo.
Next time he says one of our players has changed put that player straight on the transfer list please Rambo. jls217
  • Score: 4

9:30am Tue 12 Aug 14

Clever Dick says...

Given Clutterbrain's record against us Thievingskiverpool will get at least 2 penalties for free kicks five yards outsde the box where the player manages to stagger at least three or four paces and then falls over just inside it. In addition Brenda has already issued instructions to all defenders that it is perfectly ok to catch any goalbound shots, hold on to the ball for a few seconds while deciding the best place to throw it and Clutterbrain still won't see it. We'd best just treat this game as another pre-season warm up beause with him in charge we have next to no chance of getting a result. Unlike Adam he has never changed.
Given Clutterbrain's record against us Thievingskiverpool will get at least 2 penalties for free kicks five yards outsde the box where the player manages to stagger at least three or four paces and then falls over just inside it. In addition Brenda has already issued instructions to all defenders that it is perfectly ok to catch any goalbound shots, hold on to the ball for a few seconds while deciding the best place to throw it and Clutterbrain still won't see it. We'd best just treat this game as another pre-season warm up beause with him in charge we have next to no chance of getting a result. Unlike Adam he has never changed. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

9:56am Tue 12 Aug 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Aghhhh.... I know Clatterbrain was justified for his words to Lielana but he is always against Saints... we have won 1 game (v Leyton Orient many seasons ago) with him in charge. Penalty at Arsenal, penaltys not given at Everton (twice), penalty at Norwich....
He is a keen "home supporter" of the "bigger clubs"
I was (like last year going to have a bet on a Saints win) but there is little chance with him in charge... although I might put some money on a penalty to Liverhampton
Aghhhh.... I know Clatterbrain was justified for his words to Lielana but he is always against Saints... we have won 1 game (v Leyton Orient many seasons ago) with him in charge. Penalty at Arsenal, penaltys not given at Everton (twice), penalty at Norwich.... He is a keen "home supporter" of the "bigger clubs" I was (like last year going to have a bet on a Saints win) but there is little chance with him in charge... although I might put some money on a penalty to Liverhampton Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

11:27am Tue 12 Aug 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I admit I got it wrong and was a critic of Clutterbuck over Lala, but I still think he will be biased to the home team on this occasion. If we get a result I suspect it will be in spite of him rather than influenced by him!
I admit I got it wrong and was a critic of Clutterbuck over Lala, but I still think he will be biased to the home team on this occasion. If we get a result I suspect it will be in spite of him rather than influenced by him! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I admit I got it wrong and was a critic of Clutterbuck over Lala, but I still think he will be biased to the home team on this occasion. If we get a result I suspect it will be in spite of him rather than influenced by him!
What Clutts said was unprofessional. It doesn't matter who he said it to, whether he was right or not or whether he's a good ref or, as I generally think, a rather poor one. Refs are NOT on the pitch to offer judgments on players' characters and, IMO, he should have at least been warned to cut it out.

That's all done with now, it's a new season and I will simply judge him on how he performs on Sunday. Evenso, given the history, it's a curious appointment to say the least. Thanks FA!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I admit I got it wrong and was a critic of Clutterbuck over Lala, but I still think he will be biased to the home team on this occasion. If we get a result I suspect it will be in spite of him rather than influenced by him![/p][/quote]What Clutts said was unprofessional. It doesn't matter who he said it to, whether he was right or not or whether he's a good ref or, as I generally think, a rather poor one. Refs are NOT on the pitch to offer judgments on players' characters and, IMO, he should have at least been warned to cut it out. That's all done with now, it's a new season and I will simply judge him on how he performs on Sunday. Evenso, given the history, it's a curious appointment to say the least. Thanks FA! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Tue 12 Aug 14

buggerlugseng says...

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child wrote:
I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat')
"we agree with the ref, we agree with the ref......Lallana's a **** we agree with the ref"
[quote][p][bold]Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child[/bold] wrote: I think start with the pro Rickie Lambert songs, move on to the anti Dejan Lovren songs (e.g. Dejan Lovren, we don't care about you) then onto the anti Liarllana songs (can't think of one but one on FB last night was good, 'We guess your were right, Mark Clattenburg, we guess you were right' or Adama Liarllana you are a prat')[/p][/quote]"we agree with the ref, we agree with the ref......Lallana's a **** we agree with the ref" buggerlugseng
  • Score: 7

1:09pm Tue 12 Aug 14

insane saint says...

borrowed from a friend on facebook and thanks to him..


Agadoo doo doo, shove your Lovren up your ****
Agadoo doo doo Rickie Lambert you are class
Clattenburg, you were right, that Lallana is a ****
WE ARE RED, WE ARE WHITE
WE ARE F*****G DYNAMIIITE
AAAAAGGGAAAADOO DOO DOO...


COYS
borrowed from a friend on facebook and thanks to him.. Agadoo doo doo, shove your Lovren up your **** Agadoo doo doo Rickie Lambert you are class Clattenburg, you were right, that Lallana is a **** WE ARE RED, WE ARE WHITE WE ARE F*****G DYNAMIIITE AAAAAGGGAAAADOO DOO DOO... COYS insane saint
  • Score: 14

2:43pm Tue 12 Aug 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

At least no big headed LALA to wind up Clattenburg ... COYR+WS
At least no big headed LALA to wind up Clattenburg ... COYR+WS The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 2

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