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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Transparency at all tiers is essential for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:54pm by William Lai

    ... managers and players- particularly since the HKFA is laying down standards of good practice for clubs, such as having them submit full disclosures of interests that can help in preventing match ... in Hong Kong often exhibit. The HKFA has in place specific standards, security and support at all First Division matches that permit some semblance of transparency and control. Unfortunately, ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Blaming ills of the Hong Kong league on match officials is misguided

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... soccer for more than 20 years and no progress has been made despite the recent government's investment," Chow said. "This is because [of] the poor standard of referees. In fact, we ... the government's recent investment, known as Project Phoenix, is not having any impact and, bizarrely, he puts the blame squarely on standards of refereeing. The losing team should look at themselves ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Level the playing field in Hong Kong for foreigners who want to qualify as soccer coaches

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... up a sizeable portion of Hong Kong's soccer community. They are clearly valuable because they bring in variety, different perspectives and improved standards to the local game. In return ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Referees need rules to deal with offensive language on the field

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... or see such behaviour then they will mete out disciplinary sanctions. But what exactly constitutes offensive, insulting or abusive behaviour? Are there official definitions or standard ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Shin guards must protect the legs

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

    ... lightweight and comfortable. Hence standard shin pads are usually cheap thermoplastic and have a thin layer of ethylene vinyl acetate or other foam material to act as shock absorbers. Any material ... obviously do not provide adequate protection. Chelsea captain John Terry is one example of a player who defies good sense by wearing pathetically petite pads. The majority of players wear standard ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Making the right call on referees

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... that professionals cannot make mistakes assumes every full-time professional cannot do anything deemed to be remotely unprofessional or amateurish. By those standards, professional soccer players ... will ensure greater consistency and hence a higher standard of officiating in the EPL. But has this actually been the case? Assistant referees, or linesmen as they are still called, are always ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Champions League final supports argument for weak refereeing

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

    ... for making his courageous decision against Manchester United. It was a statement from Collina himself about what is expected of refereeing standards in Uefa's top competition. This is why ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Humble coin toss will confound fight against football graft

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... of the other hand and then revealed. This is the standard protocol of the coin toss, providing you are British, Australian, Canadian or American. Last Tuesday night, Australian referee Chris Beath performed the standard coin toss as expected during the AFC Cup match between Kitchee and Churchill Brothers from India. But watch referees from continental Europe, Asia or South America, ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    McManaman tackle exposes flaws in retrospective action

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... millionaire mercenaries all trying to harass, hound and hoodwink a standard salaryman referee trying his utmost to be correct, impartial and consistent. Since video replays are unacceptable in a game, ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Swansea ball boy's act against Chelsea reflects poor gamesmanship in soccer

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... instead of accepting Hazard's punishment for what it is- a standard three-match ban for violent conduct- opinions ran the gamut, from one extreme opining "Hazard deserves an eight-month ... commission last week upheld the standard ban. Had Hazard's ban been extended, this would have added extra grease to soccer's slippery slope into degeneracy, since it would have condoned all ...




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