Date: 25th February 2019 at 9:03pm
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Mike Dean will no longer serve as fourth official for Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea to avoid any potential for further conflict.

Tottenham boss Pochettino charged by FA after outburst at ref Dean

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) speaks to referee Mike Dean after Saturday’s defeat to Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) speaks to referee Mike Dean after Saturday’s defeat to Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his side’s defeat to Burnley on Saturday.

The Spurs boss became engaged in a lengthy and heated exchange with referee Mike Dean after the full-time whistle at Turf Moor.

Pochettino had watched his men slip to a 2-1 defeat which damaged their Premier League title aspirations.

A statement from the FA read: “Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3 following the game against Burnley on Saturday.

“It is alleged the Tottenham manager’s language and/or behaviour at the end of the fixture – both on the pitch and in or around the tunnel area – amounted to improper conduct.

“He has until 6pm on February 28, 2019 to respond to the charge.”

Dean has now been redirected from fourth official duties in Tottenham’s game at Chelsea on Wednesday to avoid any potential for further conflict with Pochettino.

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Mike Dean will no longer act as fourth official for Tottenham’s match with Chelsea (Martin Rickett/PA)

He will now be on the touchline at Manchester City v West Ham instead of Stamford Bridge, with Kevin Friend taking his place.

Press Association Sport understands the move was made by the PGMOL to avoid a potential conflict with Pochettino.

As the Spurs boss walked across the pitch on Saturday, he spoke animatedly with Dean, who remained calm.

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Mauricio Pochettino admitted after the match he crossed the line with his outburst (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pochettino’s Spanish assistant Jesus Perez jabbed his finger towards the face of Dean while the Argentinian was eventually led away by Burnley defender Phil Bardsley.

The outburst was out of character for Pochettino, who said before the charge was announced he would not contest any disciplinary action, admitting he may have “crossed the line”.

Pochettino did not reveal what was said or the reason for the strength of his feelings, with the only really contentious decision appearing to be the award of a corner that led to Chris Wood’s opening goal.

PA SPORT

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  • Tappaspur April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Loss adds to strength. I was/am gutted we lost that game. Thats why I aint been on. I find when im upset I say things I dont mean… I thought we’d go unbeaten for the rest of the season (catching up on draws) but I know we are over achieving on the pitch. Poch doesn’t deserve any criticism. The w a n k e r s running the club are. I think we are gonna be in their hands for too long. They don’t realize that in business (being business men) the “product” is the main thing. Lewis aint selling till levy can afford to buy it which will be never. Why cant someone come buy my club in my TOTTENHAM who cares about both

  • Tappaspur April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Mike dean is a c u n t.. TOTTENHAM will bounce back.

  • Eddie April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I admire your stoicism Tappa,however ENIC won’t sell until the time is right.However the price they want/expect will not be met unless there is a trophy winning side to match their expectations.Expect a long wait unfortunately.

  • Tappaspur April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Enic have caused so much hatred here in TOTTENHAM and the people are confusing it with the staff and players. They’re doing their best. If Mercedes dont improve their car you cant blame Lewis for not winning as much.

  • Ronan April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Agree poxy. Inert complacency when in a position of strength, denying a coveted coach the reinforcements he has more than earned.
    Will the lesson penetrate the walls of lilywhite house?

  • dilly April 10, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Brendan Rodgers is expected to become Leicester City’s new manager after Celtic gave him permission to speak to the Premier League club.
    The Northern Irishman took training as normal on Monday but the Foxes are keen to install a successor to the sacked Claude Puel as soon as possible.
    Rodgers has won seven domestic trophies out of seven in his time in Glasgow.
    (BBC Sport)

    • Ronan April 11, 2019 at 8:16 am

      It’s what happens when ambitious coaches are denied the means to get their team to the next level. They will go to clubs where owners are prepared to invest in football success.

      • Only Me April 11, 2019 at 12:55 pm

        I think Celtic don’t have the cash, and even if they did, winning the league in Scotland gets you to the play offs of the CL. Unless they merge with English leagues, Scotland leagues will start to fade away even more. 1 team winning every year is boring.

        • Ronan April 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm

          Celtic have more cash than to be giving him a first xi half composed of loanees. It is a horribly run club.

          • Only Me April 11, 2019 at 3:07 pm

            They are on track for the treble treble… why spend money? They are hundreds of millions short of taking the next step. At this point, Celtic would struggle to get promoted out of the Championship and they are so far ahead of the pack that I could manage them and win the league. I am all for making it about the football, but at some point you need to acknowledge, the next step doesn’t exist. The only way to change their fortunes is a superleague, or forgetting about domestic football and put 100% of their effort into Europe each season, buy players for that goal and rest them for domestic games before European matches. End of the day, there is nothing in Scotland, no money, no glory, so attracting players will be very hard.

            As for “they are rich” they only just crape into top 50 richest clubs. they are behind Brighton even with CL money. If they fail to make the CL they would not even make top 70! They cant afford to spend like a top side when they get money which is less than most championship sides.

            • Ronan April 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm

              The why spend attitude is the reason he wants out. After everything he’s done he’s been left with a worse hand in terms of players than when he arrived. It’s also well recognized up there that there are plenty of clubs of similar financial status – Benfica, Porto, Ajax – who consistently marshal their resources to far greater effect in terms of bringing players in and competing in europe.
              But my poing was it’s something enic should see as a warning. Also an opportunity: they could do a lot worse this summer than trying to get Poch Ciaran Tierney.

              • poxy April 12, 2019 at 7:12 am

                True! Celtic were nearly as inactive last Summer as us – complacency once again setting in with the board; they bought one player who had been on loan last season anyway and otherwise let a few decent players go. Indeed, on the basis that you can’t really win your own trophy, Celtic were my winners of the least coveted (by fans at any rate!)award in football “WE DID AN EVEN WORSE TRANSFER WINDOW THAN THE SPURS!” What these blockheads who run football clubs don’t seem to grasp (Levy applicable here but then he decided to build a shopping mall which hasn’t helped) is that the optimum time to spend on player recruitment is from a position of strength and, therefore, tranquillity; the less desirable option is when you’re struggling and you buy in a state of panic. Celtic will probably throw some money at ill advised purchases when they’re following behind in Rangers’ slipstream and even US, we’ll probably release the purse strings a tad when we’re sitting in seventh place and taking regular hammerings from the Big Five, a very likely forthcoming scenario if we follow the course of action of allowing our best players to leave the club.

    • Only Me April 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      If this doesn’t put Scottish PL in perspective I don’t know what will. Leaving the champions, likely to be champions again and best team in the league, for a team that is basically PL mid table side that is struggling.

      • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2019 at 1:19 am

        It reinforces the truth!

        • Only Me April 12, 2019 at 3:28 am

          Once upon a time, Rangers and Celtic could have been a force if they joined English leagues, now I doubt they would even get in the PL.

          • poxy April 12, 2019 at 3:48 am

            Celtic might just be Premiership standard but certainly no better. They are debt free and have 38 million in the bank but one blogger pointed out, that’s rather less than Arsenal’s Nike contract (?) of 60 million per year and 300 million after five years. Another blogger remarked that Lincoln City made more money during their cup run a few seasons back than Celtic did for doing the treble! About 20 years ago Rangers and Celtic with their big gates were regulars among the worlds 20 richest clubs, so you can see how the position continues to deteriorate for them. Reality is that Celtic are a TINY club compared with Leicester despite their far greater fan base.

            Portugal and Holland are bigger countries, anyway, than Scotland but there does seem to be a genuine paucity of talent north of the border these days. Historically the most fertile breeding grounds for great footballers in these islands were Glasgow, the North East and Merseyside (and a little beyond, Ellesmere Port a fine source of talent.

        • paul April 12, 2019 at 6:52 am

          You can’t handle the truth!
          🤣

          • Harry Hotspur April 12, 2019 at 7:02 am

            Fork handles. Handles for forks!

  • Only Me April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The fact poch reacted like that really makes me think Dean said something. I am not defending our performance but i really think Dean made a few more dodgy decisions. Many little ones though.

    • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I’m pretty sure Dean must have said something, however judging by Poch’s reaction in the aftermath it seems that whatever it was seemed worse at the time. Otherwise why doesn’t Posh put in a complaint rather than accept punishment with no counter claim?

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The plot is certainly thickening. As well as Liverpool, Rangers have been set up to win the Scottish League. At the weekend looking at the table I thought, well, 5 points behind, Celtic are going to have to have a little crisis for that to occur. Whadayaknow?? Awoke this AM to hear Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is off, and who to?…….haaaa yes, that bastion of incorruptibility Leicester city!
    It’s too much, 😃….

    Be very interested to see this season pan out.

    • paul April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I’m looking forward to Northern Ireland’s leading narcissists return to the EPL and wondering if he’ll be bringing his portrait with him?

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        And his envelope….

  • paul April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    What price one of either Gerrard or Lampard returns to the EPL in a managerial capacity next season?

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I can see Lampard going to Chelsea to be number 2 with Zizu after failing to get Derby up.

  • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I will never lose fait in my TOTTENHAM matter whos in charge.

    • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I think its because I live here.

  • Elevenstonedidiots April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    He came out and admitted he was a pillock. Given that he Normally handles himself with such decorum i think we can forgive him blowing the odd gasket. I mean the guy has to work with Sissoko on a daily basis!

  • Nick April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The truth will out with this going to the FA.With all refs now wearing microphones they will have to have the recording as evidence.Either Poch has been over sensitive or Dean has over stepped the mark,either way Poch gets sanctioned & Dean gets the publicity he craves.

    • dilly April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      The fall out of Poch’s unusual outburst simply obscures a sub standard performance which deserved nothing and thats what we got.

      If Eriksen requires footage of taking corners then the whipped in corner for Burnley’s opener is how to take them.

      • dilly April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        When things looked bleak for Burnley at the start of the season credit the Burnley Board for sticking by Dyche and not pulling the trigger. IMO underrated Dyche is a good manager deserving his plaudits.

        • dilly April 11, 2019 at 8:44 am

          Where against Spurs his tactics worked to perfection.

      • Nick April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        Eriksen has packed his knapsack

  • Ronan February 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Agree poxy. Inert complacency when in a position of strength, denying a coveted coach the reinforcements he has more than earned.
    Will the lesson penetrate the walls of lilywhite house?

  • Eddie February 26, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I admire your stoicism Tappa,however ENIC won’t sell until the time is right.However the price they want/expect will not be met unless there is a trophy winning side to match their expectations.Expect a long wait unfortunately.

  • Tappaspur February 26, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Enic have caused so much hatred here in TOTTENHAM and the people are confusing it with the staff and players. They’re doing their best. If Mercedes dont improve their car you cant blame Lewis for not winning as much.

  • Tappaspur February 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Loss adds to strength. I was/am gutted we lost that game. Thats why I aint been on. I find when im upset I say things I dont mean… I thought we’d go unbeaten for the rest of the season (catching up on draws) but I know we are over achieving on the pitch. Poch doesn’t deserve any criticism. The w a n k e r s running the club are. I think we are gonna be in their hands for too long. They don’t realize that in business (being business men) the “product” is the main thing. Lewis aint selling till levy can afford to buy it which will be never. Why cant someone come buy my club in my TOTTENHAM who cares about both

  • Tappaspur February 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I will never lose fait in my TOTTENHAM matter whos in charge.

    • Tappaspur February 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      I think its because I live here.

  • Tappaspur February 26, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Mike dean is a c u n t.. TOTTENHAM will bounce back.

  • JimmyGrievance February 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Is Poch a man on the edge ?

    Another season of not winning anything (yet)

    Lack of funds for transfers.

    Homeless

    Player contract issues

    His boss is Daniel Levy …..

    Put that lot together with a media spotlight on you as a potential
    Contender for the PL title…..

    Lesser men would crumble ….

    • poxy February 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      I just don’t know how he does it, keeping us up near the top and I believe it may soon be beyond him if, for instance, we allow Toby, Verts and Ericksen to leave in the summer. First, we weakened the situation with our full backs, since which time we have diminished our midfield department. This Summer the plan would seem to be to reduce our effectiveness at the centre of defence and then at some time in the not so distant future it will be time to kill off our goals department by taking the money for HK. At some stage, Poch is going to wake up one morning and decide he no longer wants to put himself through all this. I’m sure his outburst at t he ref on Saturday is more to do with emotions simmering below the surface and the frustrations he has to endure as Spurs’ boss.

    • poxy February 26, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      I should have finished by saying: THE FUTURE IS BLEAK: THE FUTURE IS ENIC!

  • Legoverlass February 26, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    All the media spotlight post Turf Moor has been on the Pooch/ Dean bust up. It completely overshadows the reality of that performance in which Pooch once again made some appalling tactical selections and substitutions. He tinkered again with the back line despite its last performance in the CL showing. Burnley were always going to be a physical and we have been poor all season at defending dead balls and corners yet he throws Foyth in there who is probably physically one of our weAkest defenders and Foyth is bundled of the ball for Burnley’s first headed goal.He then shovelled SON out wide to accommodate Kane when Son has been on fire lately and a season a result Son was ineffective and Kane was not match sharp.Then he takes of Winks, throws in Llorente and we fail to deceiver any crosses of quality the entire match. In my book Pooch is tactically poor in many games and having complained about the number of games the team had played over recent weeks we have a two week break and come out in a season defining game without any energy or intensity. No wonder he has deflected the spot,Ishtar away from the team towards an end of match incident involving a disputed corner. He should be looking at how totally inept we are at defending in corner or high balls into the box and this problem has been ongoing all season.

  • poxy February 26, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    To our blogger below, eight points actually, but still two Old Firm games to be played! During Rangers nine-in-a-row, w,hen Souness left DURING the season, Rangers form slumped so badly that they had to overcome Aberdeen in the very last game to OVERTAKE them and win their – at the time – third in a row! Rangers will certainly win the Scottish title next year (unlikely Celtic, with an ageing team, will find the right replacement to successfully take on Gerrard next time around – just like old Baldy is unlikely to luck out again post Poch)); no, the question is whether Celtic will win it this year now!! A slump in form now a very real possibility, starting at Hearts tomorrow? I’m temporarily escaping that and our probable reverse at Chelsea tomorrow night by attending the highly enjoyable once monthly cheese bash at The Wellington in Birmingham.

    I’ll stick with the Reds winning our premiership. Admittedly, it’s not looking so good presently with the seven point lead being whittled down to a single point, but I believe Pool have a nice run in towards the end of the season and Man City are likely to have a heavier programme with European Cup and F.A. Cup commitments in the mix. Mind you, Liverpool might still get through against Bayern (how about 1-1 in the second leg?). Of course, it might improve their title aspirations, should they go down to the Germans.

  • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Watching Politics and Corbyn and the independants are saying the PM should have taken no deal off the table. Why cant they see we only have 3 options 1) the EU sanctioned deal as is, 2) No deal, 3) go against the vote and stop the exit? MP’s are acting like the negotiations are between Britain and the PM, no Britain and the EU.

    • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      FYI – I believe the deal was shit, and the time for getting involved is not 1month from cut off, but 2yrs ago. Labour and other parties should have accepted the vote and tried to make the best for Britain, they instead spent the time trying to look better than each other.

  • paul February 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

    What price one of either Gerrard or Lampard returns to the EPL in a managerial capacity next season?

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:26 am

      I can see Lampard going to Chelsea to be number 2 with Zizu after failing to get Derby up.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:04 am

    The plot is certainly thickening. As well as Liverpool, Rangers have been set up to win the Scottish League. At the weekend looking at the table I thought, well, 5 points behind, Celtic are going to have to have a little crisis for that to occur. Whadayaknow?? Awoke this AM to hear Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is off, and who to?…….haaaa yes, that bastion of incorruptibility Leicester city!
    It’s too much, 😃….

    Be very interested to see this season pan out.

    • paul February 26, 2019 at 11:15 am

      I’m looking forward to Northern Ireland’s leading narcissists return to the EPL and wondering if he’ll be bringing his portrait with him?

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

        And his envelope….

  • paul February 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Very hard to step it up again after you’ve stepped it right down. Welcome back Brenda, looking forward to it!

  • JimmyGrievance April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Is Poch a man on the edge ?

    Another season of not winning anything (yet)

    Lack of funds for transfers.

    Homeless

    Player contract issues

    His boss is Daniel Levy …..

    Put that lot together with a media spotlight on you as a potential
    Contender for the PL title…..

    Lesser men would crumble ….

    • poxy April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I should have finished by saying: THE FUTURE IS BLEAK: THE FUTURE IS ENIC!

    • poxy April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      I just don’t know how he does it, keeping us up near the top and I believe it may soon be beyond him if, for instance, we allow Toby, Verts and Ericksen to leave in the summer. First, we weakened the situation with our full backs, since which time we have diminished our midfield department. This Summer the plan would seem to be to reduce our effectiveness at the centre of defence and then at some time in the not so distant future it will be time to kill off our goals department by taking the money for HK. At some stage, Poch is going to wake up one morning and decide he no longer wants to put himself through all this. I’m sure his outburst at t he ref on Saturday is more to do with emotions simmering below the surface and the frustrations he has to endure as Spurs’ boss.

  • Legoverlass April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    All the media spotlight post Turf Moor has been on the Pooch/ Dean bust up. It completely overshadows the reality of that performance in which Pooch once again made some appalling tactical selections and substitutions. He tinkered again with the back line despite its last performance in the CL showing. Burnley were always going to be a physical and we have been poor all season at defending dead balls and corners yet he throws Foyth in there who is probably physically one of our weAkest defenders and Foyth is bundled of the ball for Burnley’s first headed goal.He then shovelled SON out wide to accommodate Kane when Son has been on fire lately and a season a result Son was ineffective and Kane was not match sharp.Then he takes of Winks, throws in Llorente and we fail to deceiver any crosses of quality the entire match. In my book Pooch is tactically poor in many games and having complained about the number of games the team had played over recent weeks we have a two week break and come out in a season defining game without any energy or intensity. No wonder he has deflected the spot,Ishtar away from the team towards an end of match incident involving a disputed corner. He should be looking at how totally inept we are at defending in corner or high balls into the box and this problem has been ongoing all season.

  • poxy April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    To our blogger below, eight points actually, but still two Old Firm games to be played! During Rangers nine-in-a-row, w,hen Souness left DURING the season, Rangers form slumped so badly that they had to overcome Aberdeen in the very last game to OVERTAKE them and win their – at the time – third in a row! Rangers will certainly win the Scottish title next year (unlikely Celtic, with an ageing team, will find the right replacement to successfully take on Gerrard next time around – just like old Baldy is unlikely to luck out again post Poch)); no, the question is whether Celtic will win it this year now!! A slump in form now a very real possibility, starting at Hearts tomorrow? I’m temporarily escaping that and our probable reverse at Chelsea tomorrow night by attending the highly enjoyable once monthly cheese bash at The Wellington in Birmingham.

    I’ll stick with the Reds winning our premiership. Admittedly, it’s not looking so good presently with the seven point lead being whittled down to a single point, but I believe Pool have a nice run in towards the end of the season and Man City are likely to have a heavier programme with European Cup and F.A. Cup commitments in the mix. Mind you, Liverpool might still get through against Bayern (how about 1-1 in the second leg?). Of course, it might improve their title aspirations, should they go down to the Germans.

  • dilly February 26, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Brendan Rodgers is expected to become Leicester City’s new manager after Celtic gave him permission to speak to the Premier League club.
    The Northern Irishman took training as normal on Monday but the Foxes are keen to install a successor to the sacked Claude Puel as soon as possible.
    Rodgers has won seven domestic trophies out of seven in his time in Glasgow.
    (BBC Sport)

    • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 9:31 am

      If this doesn’t put Scottish PL in perspective I don’t know what will. Leaving the champions, likely to be champions again and best team in the league, for a team that is basically PL mid table side that is struggling.

      • Harry Hotspur February 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

        It reinforces the truth!

        • paul February 26, 2019 at 10:57 am

          You can’t handle the truth!
          🤣

          • Harry Hotspur February 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm

            Fork handles. Handles for forks!

        • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 10:58 am

          Once upon a time, Rangers and Celtic could have been a force if they joined English leagues, now I doubt they would even get in the PL.

          • poxy February 26, 2019 at 2:55 pm

            Celtic might just be Premiership standard but certainly no better. They are debt free and have 38 million in the bank but one blogger pointed out, that’s rather less than Arsenal’s Nike contract (?) of 60 million per year and 300 million after five years. Another blogger remarked that Lincoln City made more money during their cup run a few seasons back than Celtic did for doing the treble! About 20 years ago Rangers and Celtic with their big gates were regulars among the worlds 20 richest clubs, so you can see how the position continues to deteriorate for them. Reality is that Celtic are a TINY club compared with Leicester despite their far greater fan base.

            Portugal and Holland are bigger countries, anyway, than Scotland but there does seem to be a genuine paucity of talent north of the border these days. Historically the most fertile breeding grounds for great footballers in these islands were Glasgow, the North East and Merseyside (and a little beyond, Ellesmere Port a fine source of talent.

    • Ronan February 26, 2019 at 9:45 am

      It’s what happens when ambitious coaches are denied the means to get their team to the next level. They will go to clubs where owners are prepared to invest in football success.

      • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 9:46 am

        I think Celtic don’t have the cash, and even if they did, winning the league in Scotland gets you to the play offs of the CL. Unless they merge with English leagues, Scotland leagues will start to fade away even more. 1 team winning every year is boring.

        • Ronan February 26, 2019 at 9:49 am

          Celtic have more cash than to be giving him a first xi half composed of loanees. It is a horribly run club.

          • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

            They are on track for the treble treble… why spend money? They are hundreds of millions short of taking the next step. At this point, Celtic would struggle to get promoted out of the Championship and they are so far ahead of the pack that I could manage them and win the league. I am all for making it about the football, but at some point you need to acknowledge, the next step doesn’t exist. The only way to change their fortunes is a superleague, or forgetting about domestic football and put 100% of their effort into Europe each season, buy players for that goal and rest them for domestic games before European matches. End of the day, there is nothing in Scotland, no money, no glory, so attracting players will be very hard.

            As for “they are rich” they only just crape into top 50 richest clubs. they are behind Brighton even with CL money. If they fail to make the CL they would not even make top 70! They cant afford to spend like a top side when they get money which is less than most championship sides.

            • Ronan February 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

              The why spend attitude is the reason he wants out. After everything he’s done he’s been left with a worse hand in terms of players than when he arrived. It’s also well recognized up there that there are plenty of clubs of similar financial status – Benfica, Porto, Ajax – who consistently marshal their resources to far greater effect in terms of bringing players in and competing in europe.
              But my poing was it’s something enic should see as a warning. Also an opportunity: they could do a lot worse this summer than trying to get Poch Ciaran Tierney.

              • Ronan February 26, 2019 at 10:46 am

                *point

              • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 10:57 am

                I know what you were suggesting with ENIC, but I don’t blame owners at Celtic as much as ENIC. They have nothing left to win in their grasp, and the clubs you talk about develop players, Celtic need to start to do the same. Plus Porto/Ajax etc… are certain to get CL football each year, but Celtic are not. I think at the end of the day, nothing they did would have kept Rodgers there, and they cant afford to spend enough to take the next step.

                • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:07 am

                  Rodgers is on the verge of a treble treble. It will make history in Scotland. Why is he not waiting 2 months and going in the summer?

                  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:13 am

                    That’s not a question to any specifically, just put it at end of the exchange.😘

                    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 26, 2019 at 11:13 am

                      *anyone

                  • Only Me February 26, 2019 at 1:04 pm

                    Because he is a fool? Perhaps Leicester said now or never?

              • poxy February 26, 2019 at 2:38 pm

                True! Celtic were nearly as inactive last Summer as us – complacency once again setting in with the board; they bought one player who had been on loan last season anyway and otherwise let a few decent players go. Indeed, on the basis that you can’t really win your own trophy, Celtic were my winners of the least coveted (by fans at any rate!)award in football “WE DID AN EVEN WORSE TRANSFER WINDOW THAN THE SPURS!” What these blockheads who run football clubs don’t seem to grasp (Levy applicable here but then he decided to build a shopping mall which hasn’t helped) is that the optimum time to spend on player recruitment is from a position of strength and, therefore, tranquillity; the less desirable option is when you’re struggling and you buy in a state of panic. Celtic will probably throw some money at ill advised purchases when they’re following behind in Rangers’ slipstream and even US, we’ll probably release the purse strings a tad when we’re sitting in seventh place and taking regular hammerings from the Big Five, a very likely forthcoming scenario if we follow the course of action of allowing our best players to leave the club.

  • Only Me April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Watching Politics and Corbyn and the independants are saying the PM should have taken no deal off the table. Why cant they see we only have 3 options 1) the EU sanctioned deal as is, 2) No deal, 3) go against the vote and stop the exit? MP’s are acting like the negotiations are between Britain and the PM, no Britain and the EU.

    • Only Me April 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      FYI – I believe the deal was shit, and the time for getting involved is not 1month from cut off, but 2yrs ago. Labour and other parties should have accepted the vote and tried to make the best for Britain, they instead spent the time trying to look better than each other.

  • paul April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Very hard to step it up again after you’ve stepped it right down. Welcome back Brenda, looking forward to it!

  • Nick February 25, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    The truth will out with this going to the FA.With all refs now wearing microphones they will have to have the recording as evidence.Either Poch has been over sensitive or Dean has over stepped the mark,either way Poch gets sanctioned & Dean gets the publicity he craves.

    • dilly February 26, 2019 at 12:33 am

      The fall out of Poch’s unusual outburst simply obscures a sub standard performance which deserved nothing and thats what we got.

      If Eriksen requires footage of taking corners then the whipped in corner for Burnley’s opener is how to take them.

      • dilly February 26, 2019 at 12:41 am

        When things looked bleak for Burnley at the start of the season credit the Burnley Board for sticking by Dyche and not pulling the trigger. IMO underrated Dyche is a good manager deserving his plaudits.

        • dilly February 26, 2019 at 12:43 am

          Where against Spurs his tactics worked to perfection.

      • Nick February 26, 2019 at 1:03 am

        Eriksen has packed his knapsack

  • JIMBO THFC February 25, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    If it means we don’t get Dean refereeing us again this season then the fine/ban he’s going to get will be well worth it.

  • Elevenstonedidiots February 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    He came out and admitted he was a pillock. Given that he Normally handles himself with such decorum i think we can forgive him blowing the odd gasket. I mean the guy has to work with Sissoko on a daily basis!

  • Only Me February 25, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    The fact poch reacted like that really makes me think Dean said something. I am not defending our performance but i really think Dean made a few more dodgy decisions. Many little ones though.

    • East Stand February 25, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      I’m pretty sure Dean must have said something, however judging by Poch’s reaction in the aftermath it seems that whatever it was seemed worse at the time. Otherwise why doesn’t Posh put in a complaint rather than accept punishment with no counter claim?

  • JIMBO THFC April 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    If it means we don’t get Dean refereeing us again this season then the fine/ban he’s going to get will be well worth it.