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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Sorry seems to be the easiest word for referees' boss Mike Riley

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 09:25pm by William Lai

    ... nature that all self-respecting referees would be embarrassed to make because it would reveal their lack of knowledge of the rules. Instead of EPL referees maintaining "media silence" ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    A balance between tit and tat

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... is, tit and tat in soccer are never equal. This is why so many players, coaches, fans and commentators get so worked up over the argie-bargie nature of the game. One player returns a little ... two players are vying for a high ball, they are both expected to jump to head the ball and consequently bump into one another. That's the physical nature of soccer. However, ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Weighty issue of fitness has an element of luck

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

    ... natural fitness. These players have "good engines" and perhaps their genes play an important role in their natural athleticism. Seedorf could outrun opponents with apparently little ... example of a player with good genes and natural athleticism. King hardly trained with his teammates due to his chronic condition with his knees, but kept himself fit and ready for match days. ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    English Premier League's video technology will help referees

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

    ... regardless of whether he or she witnessed the full or particular nature of the challenge. This is to avoid the re-refereeing of incidents." So, from this season, for "coming together ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Observations on Fifa's Confederations Cup

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

    ... the goal. The Brazilian players naturally complained but Irmatov insisted that he was correct to award the goal. This decision was clearly wrong and nothing can justify it. It's unthinkable ... there was a deliberate handball by a Japan player. Replays show the player's arm was in a natural position as the ball ricocheted on to it. Two wrongs do not make a right and, just like the Uefa Champions ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Champions League final supports argument for weak refereeing

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

    ... the nature and spectacle of the match. The first occurred in the first half, with the score at 0-0. Bayern's Frank Ribery raised his arm and intentionally smashed it against the face ...

  7. 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

    ... that this "club versus country" debate occurs all over the world, with Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand the most recent to be embroiled in the debate after he pulled out of the England squad. ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Humble coin toss will confound fight against football graft

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

    ... being optional. Details are unknown about the infamous coin toss at the Manchester United versus FC Shenzhen match. If the referee did not rig the actual toss, he could have easily used another ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Ingredients of violence still a risk at junior soccer tournaments

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

    ... their children experience the game's physical nature then they are better off making them take knitting lessons. This is the same advice Rational Ref gives to adult players who complain about ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    McManaman tackle exposes flaws in retrospective action

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

    ... no retrospective action should be taken, regardless of whether he or she witnessed the full or particular nature of the challenge. This is to avoid the re-refereeing of incidents." Referee Mark Halsey ... in future matches particularly by Newcastle supporters and, as is the nature of the game, when he eventually falls victim to a nasty tackle, there inevitably will be those who will cheer and claim ...




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