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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Referees need rules to deal with offensive language on the field

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

    ... if a player calls a referee a cheat, this is universally deemed insulting and the player must be sent off. To accuse a match official of being a cheat is to question his integrity. In rugby ... As a result Hartley missed the Lions' triumphant tour of Australia. Soccer would do well to follow rugby in its strict enforcement of the rules, if only to remind players of their role-model ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Blunders are part and parcel of the game we love

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

    ... However, let us contrast the huge complaints directed at soccer referees with the more measured acceptance of rugby referees. For instance, the crucial refereeing clanger at the Hong Kong Rugby ... as demonstrated by rugby, everyone should accept human errors and just get on with playing the game they claim to so dearly love. ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    A balance between tit and tat

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

    ... William Lai The physical elements of the game vary widely, depending on the culture of the competition in which players develop A matter of balance between tit and tat Soccer, like rugby, hockey and basketball, is a contact sport where physical interaction between players is accepted as part of normal play. There has to be an element of give and take, or tit for tat. The trouble ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Plenty of potential for Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

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

    ... William Lai The Soccer Sevens could one day rival the rugby Sevens if the community puts in the effort to help grow the wonderful event Plenty of potential for Hong Kong's ... to be as big as the Rugby Sevens. Every stakeholder in the sports community should put on their thinking caps and help grow this wonderful competition. Agree or disagree? Contact Rational Ref ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    'Fergie Time' puts refs under pressure

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 01:19am by William Lai

    ... soccer matches should end. Soccer should follow the example in rugby. That is, when stoppage time has played out, a hooter will sound and everyone will know the match will end at the next natural ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    How 'Stonewall rules' keep the peace on the pitch

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... is that overseas players are rough and uncultured, almost as if they were rugby players despite the fact most local soccer players know next to nothing about the game with the oval ball. Even if soccer ...



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