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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Weighty issue of fitness has an element of luck

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

    ... William Lai For the fortunate few with good genes, in-built athleticism is enough. Others must work harder Weighty issue of fitness has an element of luck Just how fit do players need ... 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 ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    The ability to judge referees goes beyond Ferguson's expertise

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 09:31pm by William Lai

    ... Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), are generally not fit enough and that they are impossible to sack. "We hadn't had a really top Premier League referee for a long time," said ... development. We are at the leading edge of referee fitness. We are at the leading edge around Europe in terms of what we are doing with our referees. Are they perfect? No. Do they make mistakes? Yes. ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    A chat with Marcel Desailly

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

    ... to health, fitness and recovery? "Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Italy and AC Milan were really advanced on recovery and diet. That was something very special back then. When I moved from AC Milan ... but back then, Italy were already doing the perfect thing. Luckily we had Italian coaches at Chelsea [to instil this health and fitness mindset]. First Gianluca Vialli, then Claudio Ranieri who ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    English Premier League's video technology will help referees

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

    ... of the FA's disciplinary process, calling it "not fit for purpose". This after Wigan player Callum McManaman's dreadful challenge on United's Massadio Haidara, which ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Premier League visitors reveal how local game is far behind

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... amounts to about five people for every player. These include coaching staff, health and fitness personnel, and marketing and media executives. Runners-up City had 95, while fifth-placed Tottenham ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    McManaman tackle exposes flaws in retrospective action

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

    ... disciplinary process to be "not fit for purpose" and have demanded a change in the rule that allowed McManaman to escape sanction. If there is no perceived justice, then fans will be angry ... may come to the fore among some fans. Therefore, the FA urgently needs to demonstrate that its retrospective review system is "fit for purpose". As it stands, the FA's ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Plenty of potential for Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... conduct was exemplary, unlike some of his teammates. 3) Litmanen let goals escape him. Evergreen Finn Jari Litmanen may still be fit but has turned goal-shy. Several times he had the chance ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Powder keg matches lead to hot heads on the pitch

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Maintaining mental calm amid volatile situations can prevent officials making incorrect judgments over infringements Powder-keg matches lead to hot heads As the season comes to a crunch, mental strength is just as important as physical fitness. Kitchee goalkeeper Wang Zhenpeng knows this better than most after he lost his head in last week's critical encounter ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Daytime football matches make no sense in Hong Kong's climate

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... to perform in more suitable conditions, there should be a noticeable improvement in overall fitness and technical performance. Hopefully, this message will also filter down to HKFA's lower ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RATIONAL REF

    Restructure could boost development of young players

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 02:17am by William Lai

    ... short of physical fitness,  making his point after the youth team lost all five matches at June's qualifying  for the AFC U22 Championship in 2013. Having watched Hong Kong U21 being ...



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