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No Respect From Redknapp For 'Scary' Referee

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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