"Who's da B'stard in the black / yellow / pink.....",.... as the Mike Dean debacle continues to gather pace, you'd really have to ask yourselves who would want to be a football referee?
'Narcissistic, attention-craving pedants and their jealous younger brothers' is the opinion of our in-house sports psychobabbleologist Prof Harold Windybottom, ' and closet fascists with a penchant for Swastika-adorned underwear'
Straight after his outstandingly poor performance in midweek, Mike 'you talkin to me mutha' Dean has found himself way out in the lead in the worst Premiership referees polling - with an amazing 35% of the vote - which is more than double that of Mark ClattenSpanner with 16% in second (see: http://redcardtheref.com/?p=3460).
Clattenspanner recently received the much coveted (probably) referee of the year award at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, pouring scorn on the optical prowess of most Premiership fans.
But hey, the FA have brought in just the man to steady the leaking referee ship for tonights FA Cup third round tie in Michael Oliver - ranked 4th worst in the same poll with 6% of the vote. With a massive international viewing likely for the trendy Friday Night football viewing opportunity, the FA will be hoping that there will not be a repeat of last weeks fiasco.
Let's hope that Oliver keeps his cool in what will undoubtedly be a pretty lively atmosphere at the London Stadium and let's hope the Hammers see some good fortune......or failing that a balanced refereeing performance will suffice!
Meanwhile, Dean looks to have an unassailable lead in the ‘MOST WORSTEST’ refereeing competition!