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The Mike Dean Show

first_img Pinterest Facebook Share via Email Towel-gate. Photograph: Greig Cowie/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Mauricio Pochettino has waited for the moment his chairman is set to unleash the Levy Bowl to make his annual nag for some players to put in the thing. “We cannot operate in the same way as five years ago. We are in another dimension,” he roared.Pep Guardiola has cleared up a potentially tricky family affair after Bernard Mendy was caught in a trendy Manchester nightspot at 3.30am on Saturday. “I’m not his father,” he pointed out. “I would prefer him to go home earlier but I don’t control the players in that situation.”Like Stan Laurel after repeatedly clonking Oliver Hardy upside the head with a plank of wood, Manchester United’s Scott McTominay is scratching his head after the 2-1 defeat to Wolves. “I was sat with the boys in the changing room thinking: ‘How have we not won that game?’” he parped, as Ashley Young snuck out a back door.And former Watford chairman Laurence Bassini – the same one as mentioned lower down in here – has been named in court as the prospective new buyer of Bolton after the club’s tax-knack case was adjourned until 8 May. Bassini offered no comment before being driven away in a white Rolls-Royce, like it was 1976.STILL WANT MORE?Leonardo Bonucci’s comments about the racist abuse suffered by Moise Kean make it hard to feel any optimism for Italian football, writes Paolo Bandini.Jacob Steinberg on the state of Fulham.An exhausted and exhilarated Sid Lowe waxes lyrical about Villarreal 4-4 Barcelona. FIVER LETTERS“It was no surprise to see Fulham’s Rolls Royce going over a cliff despite valiant efforts by their trusty old chauffeur. Not even Lady Penelope’s pals in International Rescue could have prevented Parker’s season ending so badly” – Mark McFadden.“Re: Kristian Karamfiles saying ‘The Fiver is now so mired in Inception-style in-joke-layered-on-in-joke that it would probably appear as complete nonsense’ (yesterday’s Fiver letters). Christopher Nolan’s film is generally regarded as an intelligent, stylish, well-made, complex and thoughtful piece of work. The Fiver is more like Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. People familiar with the history of Police Academy know what to expect but newcomers are likely to be bored and unimpressed. If this ‘Scottish mate’ is someone that Kristian cares about, then he must shield him from The Fiver for as long as possible” – Matt Dony.“I see the nonsense, but I have missed the jokes” – Nick Jeffery.Send your letters to [email protected] And you can always tweet The Fiver via @guardian_sport. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Matt Dony.NEWS, BITS AND BOBSThe jury hearing the prosecution for gross negligence manslaughter of former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has failed to reach a verdict, almost 30 years after he commanded the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough at which 96 people died. The CPS is seeking a retrial of Duckenfield for manslaughter. The jury delivered a guilty verdict on the breach of safety duty charge against Graham Mackrell, the Sheffield Wednesday secretary and safety officer for the ground at the time of the disaster.Raheem Sterling has led the condemnation of Juventus’s Leonardo Bonucci after the defender claimed blame for the racist abuse aimed at his teammate Moise Kean in Cagliari was “50-50”.Fulham owner Shahid Khan has apologised for his team geronimo-ing through the Premier League trap door at the first time of asking. “Our goal was to build on promotion, invest heavily, ensuring that Fulham would always compete in the Premier League and never disappoint … that didn’t occur,” he hollered. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Share on LinkedIn André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, for £30m you say? Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters Share on WhatsApp Twitter Football Topicscenter_img Share on Twitter Share on Messenger OFFICIAL RECORDConsidering only two fixtures were played, Tuesday night was a highly instructive evening in the Premier League. Watford demonstrated the ability that could take them to a first FA Cup final since 1984. Wolves showcased the desire that could take them to a first FA Cup final since 1960. Fulham established yet again that it’s really not worth paying attention to a single word of all those pre-season predictions. And … what’s this? Ole out?!? That can’t be right. Not yet, give it a couple of weeks, will you. But Manchester United did prove that this managing lark isn’t quite as easy as their new boss had previously made it look, especially when the centre-back you’ve just sent on to shore things up throws himself into aerial challenges upside down. Oh Phil! How could you!Yet the most notable event of the evening concerned Mike Dean, who became the first referee to brandish 100 red cards since August 1992 (or in Premier League history, which sounds better, doesn’t it, making it seem less arbitrary and more of a thing). Dean reached his century by sending off perma-livid United defender Ashley Young, and fans of narrative purity will be pleased to hear this memorable milestone was something of a massive balls-up. Not that Young shouldn’t have been sent off, mind. Just that he should already have gone for two yellows, Dean having failed to book him for a cynical pull-back in the first half before booking him in the second, and also that the studs-up challenge on Diogo Jota which eventually earned Young his second yellow should have been a straight red. Oh Mike!Dean’s century of dismissals proves that he’s either doing something very right, or something incredibly wrong. Because the next cab on the rank is Phil Dowd, who only showed a mere 67 red cards during his hair-trigger Premier League career. Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United have suffered from Dean’s wrath the most, having copped a quarter of his entire red card haul between them. And they won’t be the only ones feeling picked on: Young joins a select list of players to be dismissed twice by the card-happy whistler, alongside Andy Cole, Richard Dunne, Laurent Koscielny, Fernando Torres and Mike ‘You Might Need To Google Me’ Williamson. So congratulations to Dean on reaching his ton. We’re sure it won’t be too long before he dips into his top pocket again. Oh look, this weekend he’s refereeing Birmingham v Nasty Leeds.LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Scott Murray from 7.45pm BST for hot clockwatch coverage of Manchester City 5-0 Cardiff Ciy, Chelsea 2-0 Brighton and Tottenham L-L Crystal Palace.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Towel-gate? We noticed that someone pops out from the crowd and gives them the towel when they have a throw but doesn’t when the opposition do. We asked the referee for it to be equal or kill the towels. It was probably worth an extra two or three yards of Rory Delap-style throw. It got a bit confusing until eventually Mo Besic gave us a towel. So we thank you very much for that” – Bristol City boss Lee Johnson explains the laundry-based kerfuffle during his side’s 1-0 win over Middlesbrough. The Fiver features Pinterest Same old. Photograph: José Jordan/AFP/Getty Images Barnsley have built an impressive promotion challenge on the back of the country’s meanest defence. Ben Fisher explains how.Has a team ever had to play more than one game in a day? What domestic leagues have contained sides from three countries or more? The Fiver hasn’t got a Scooby but The Knowledge has.The Premier League signings of the season … are not who you might think, reckons Martin Laurence.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!SHINY Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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