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Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has drafted in World Cup final referee Howard Webb in a bid to rein in his repeat offenders.

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Leading article: No thanks

Howard Webb's wife, Kay, still has "every confidence" in her husband. Thank goodness for that because football referees must sometimes wonder if they can do right in anyone's eyes, even their own wives.

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Howard Webb flies home to his family, insults ringing in his ears

Two years ago Howard Webb became the most hated man in Poland. This morning he will return to his home in Rotherham having added Holland to his list of no-go nations, following his record-breaking performance as the referee in Sunday's fractious World Cup final.

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When Howard Webb was appointed as the referee for the World Cup final I wrote a piece entitled ‘Howard Webb – no good can come of this’.

Simon Rice: Howard Webb - no good did come of it

When Howard Webb was appointed as the referee for the World Cup final I wrote a piece entitled ‘Howard Webb - no good can come of this’.

Gary Newbon: Howard Webb did the best he could

The European Champions Spain have become the World Champions for the first time in their first final-and deserved it. They were the better side with better players.

Dutch media blame 'chump' Webb for defeat

The Dutch media today labelled English referee Howard Webb a "chump" following his controversial display in Holland's 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup final last night.

Orange tears flow as Dutch dreams wrecked

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Van Marwijk rages at Webb as crowds jeer

Bert van Marwijk tried to blame the Netherlands' defeat on English referee Howard Webb last night after his side's negative approach failed to stop Spain in the World Cup final.

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