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No Respect From Redknapp For 'Scary' Referee
Daily Mail, December 29th, 2008 1PM

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has come through the honeymoon phase of his spell at White Hart Lane and is back to doing what Premier League managers know best -- blaming referees for their team's defeats. After Tottenham lost, 2-0, at lowly West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, Redknapp said referee Steve Tanner was so poor that it was "scary."
 
Redknapp was angry that Tanner failed to spot a push by Roman Bednar on Michael Dawson in the build-up to West Brom's first goal seven minutes from time. "My verdict on the referee?" Redknapp said. "I couldn't even begin to put into words what I thought of his performance. To be honest, I walked into the referees' room and saw who was in charge and I knew what was coming. I expected that sort of performance."
 
"He's not good enough. He's poor. He's just a poor referee. I've seen him make a mess of so many games before, so what we saw today didn't surprise me. When I was in the Championship, I saw him and I wondered then where he had come from. That's my honest opinion. I don't complain about referees. I never walk in after a game and complain about a referee. Never, never, ever. I haven't done for years. I don't do that. But this guy today was scary. What can I do about it?"
 
Well, you can always moan and see your complaints published by every newspaper in the country.

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