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Mark Clattenburg appointed referee for Manchester United-Manchester City derby

The Premier League has appointed referee Mark Clattenburg in charge of the Manchester United versus Manchester City derby on Sunday. He will be joined by assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, while Jonathan Moss will serve as the fourth official at Old Trafford. In the past, Clattenburg has been accused of “favoring” […]

FA Clears Mark Clattenburg of Any Wrongdoing Over Southampton Adam Lallana Incident

The Football Association has cleared referee Mark Clattenburg of any wrongdoing over the incident involving Southampton’s Adam Lallana. In a statement from The FA, England’s governing body said: “The FA can confirm it received a complaint from Southampton concerning referee Mark Clattenburg and his alleged comments made to their player […]

It’s Time to Give Racial Witch-Hunts the Red Card in English Football

Mark Clattenburg will referee Chelsea against Swansea this Sunday. Despite Clattenburg’s magnanimous efforts to put the recent racial accusations against him to bed, we can learn some lessons, lest another hapless victim falls foul to indiscriminate accusations of racism. Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Chelsea’s John Terry are two high-profile players […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]