For me it's just hard as a United fan...Mike Dean sent off Mata for something that wouldn't even have been called up by Clattenberg yesterday, the way he handled Spurs Chelsea. And to be honest, I saw Dean this weekend and he was letting everything go and the match flow happily. It's just so incredibly inconsistent, like they're using different rule books depending on their mood.Did Clattenburg do something wrong in the Chelsea-Spurs match?
I don't have that feeling.
Is it possible to prevent something like that ? Are there referees in here who can answer that question.
I haven't the feeling he did much wrong...perhaps sending offs would have made it worse...i expect some post match bans for Dembele and Lamela...
I like Clattenberg and that he didn't send anyone off - but really all refs need to be like that, rather than some incredibly fussy and to the letter and others being moderate.