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He'll be offered a ridiculous amount to do far less and with far more control than he has now.  Why wouldn't he do it? 

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6 minutes ago, forameus said:

He'll be offered a ridiculous amount to do far less and with far more control than he has now.  Why wouldn't he do it? 

Because Clattenburg should want to referee the top games and, possibly, the next World Cup Final. He should have a few years at the top left but it seems that he's taken the easy money instead.

Clattenburg was complaining about the media scrutiny of his decisions recently. He bottled giving Gibbs a red card for a professional foul at the weekend. The pressure seems to have got to him.

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Because Clattenburg should want to referee the top games and, possibly, the next World Cup Final. He should have a few years at the top left but it seems that he's taken the easy money instead.
Clattenburg was complaining about the media scrutiny of his decisions recently. He bottled giving Gibbs a red card for a professional foul at the weekend. The pressure seems to have got to him.


Far too harsh.

He's chosen the money but not in the same way of players. They're well paid but not to the same extent. He's cashing in as he approaches the end of his career. Fair play to him. The grief that refs get is ridiculous.

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Far too harsh.

He's chosen the money but not in the same way of players. They're well paid but not to the same extent. He's cashing in as he approaches the end of his career. Fair play to him. The grief that refs get is ridiculous.


This. The guy's getting a huge paycheck by spending a year in Saudi while he still can. I've done the same myself. Not quite sure why anyone would deny him that right.

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He's a referee. It's hard to give even the slightest of fucks.

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This is worse than Brexit, IMO. Great referee, great bloke, great value. England's loss is Saudi Arabia's gain. 

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He was a good ref. Best of luck to him.

To the h8ers-

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Do people forget this guy was unfairly branded a racist by Chelsea and sections of the media a couple years back?

Don't blame him for going although Saudi Arabia wouldn't be for me personally.

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It's a good day to be running a footy lad banter account. Just post something along the lines of: 'Surprised Mark Clattenburg has left the Premier League. He was having such a good season for [Insert Team Here] !! *at least four crying emojis*.'

2,000 Retweets and 4,000 Likes, please.

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Chasing the money is absolutely fair enough as a referee isn't making big money even in the EPL. At the same time, he is a referee so does anybody really care?

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18 hours ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Chasing the money is absolutely fair enough as a referee isn't making big money even in the EPL. At the same time, he is a referee so does anybody really care?

arent they on around 60 grand a year?

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16 minutes ago, 54_and_counting said:

arent they on around 60 grand a year?

No idea, but that's hardly ridiculous money and if he's being offered double that in Saudi Arabia then he's absolutely entitled to go for it. The difference between 100K a week and 200K a week isn't as much as the difference to someone in earning 120K a year instead of 60K a year, as in the first scenario you're absolutely loaded either way but in the second scenario you'd have a completely different standard of living.

Edited by Honest_Man#1
Fixing figures.

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Imagine seeing greed as bad. :lol: He's more than entitled to go for it. Money is as good a motivator as anything else.

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Imagine seeing greed as bad. He's more than entitled to go for it. Money is as good a motivator as anything else.


Greed is fucking awful.

But this isn't greed. This is financial planning, and considering options.

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Depends on how far the greed goes tbh. I'll definitely concede that greed going too far is bad, but in this instance, Clattenburg would be an absolute tube to turn it down. Refereeing is a thankless task with f**k all help coming from the authorities.

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