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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Paying Hong Kong soccer players a bonus if they win is good

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... will be applied retrospectively to the Uzbekistan match and we hope that this will serve as a motivating factor for the next game." So players receive HK$3,096 for their performance against ... to unsporting and unethical behaviour in a desperate attempt to avoid losing their match. In addition to instilling good ethics and sporting behaviour, the real challenge in motivating players requires ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Character of Howard Webb shines through when it counts

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:35pm by William Lai

    ... a knock-on effect and makes things difficult for match officials around the world who attempt to apply the rules properly and consistently without fear or favour. Youth, amateur and professional ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Players talk too much

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... a referee. They have no right or special privilege- even captains. Players know that if they question referees, they are buying time for themselves and also believe they are applying psychological ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Weighty issue of fitness has an element of luck

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... there, but that's only because his first touch is so crap," said Palmer's former Southampton manager, Dave Jones. Being fit, it seems, is all relative. Palmer applied himself ... these circumstances, it is unsurprising that maintaining a certain level of fitness and applying maximum effort is important. Even gifted player Marcel Desailly, in a recent interview with Rational Ref, said: ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    English Premier League's video technology will help referees

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... of player" incidents and even if at least one match official witnesses the incident, the FA's review panel can take retrospective action. It defies belief that the FA review panel will not apply ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    In search of the 'spirit' of the game of soccer

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Authorities often talk of the 'spirit' soccer should be played in, but refuse to define it, leaving the game vulnerable to cheats In search of the 'spirit' of the game Exactly what is the "spirit" that is expected of players and coaches in the beautiful game? How do players and coaches understand and apply the "spirit of the game"? ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Shin guards must protect the legs

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... choose to go without. It is usually players from South America or Africa who regularly forget to put on shin guards. In official leagues where the rules are applied more stringently, referees ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Observations on Fifa's Confederations Cup

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... the toss and, applying conventional wisdom, chose to shoot first against Italy. However Italy, in going second, won the shootout, which just goes to show that statistics mean nothing ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Champions League final supports argument for weak refereeing

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... important than applying the laws of the game. Does entertainment override the importance of justice? Consider the round-of-16 second-leg match between Manchester United and Real Madrid last season. ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Blunders are part and parcel of the game we love

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... officials have clearly erred, so Uefa should show solidarity and support them. Applying sanctions retrospectively will send a clear message to players to behave. Instead of criticising refereeing ...




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