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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Those who ignore racism are bad sports

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai HKFA misses an opportunity to show it has guts by not acting against disgusting behaviour at friendly against Philippines Only bad sports ignore racism Picture this. ... has given this impression by simply saying it is powerless to do anything without receiving an official complaint. This shows the sport's local guardian has no conscience and social ...

  2. 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

    ... under Project Phoenix, is taking great strides to improve the "hardware" of local soccer that will help grow the future of the sport. However, of parallel importance ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Ignore the naysayers and give Project Phoenix a chance

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 08:25pm by William Lai

    ... would still be where it is today, but without any focus and hope for a promising future. If there's one thing that all fans have discovered from their sport, it is hope eternal. Critics ... to hire personnel and establish key infrastructures in soccer development increases the chances of the sport's success in Hong Kong. Furthermore, Sutcliffe has transformed the way the HKFA ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Men in black well placed to choose the best

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by William Lai

    ... honour of selecting the man of the match. If Sky Sports has the televised rights then Gary Neville usually chooses, and recently, with BT Sport claiming some live broadcasting rights, ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Behold the four pillars of Dogso

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:55pm by William Lai

    ... William Lai The factors that make up the referee's case when considering Denial of an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity Behold the four pillars of Dogso The problem with obvious goal-scoring opportunities is that no one agrees exactly how obvious they ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Ingredients of violence still a risk at junior soccer tournaments

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

    ... that soccer is a contact sport. Children will inevitably bump into one another as they learn to develop their general co-ordination with their emerging skills. If parents cannot bear to see ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Soccer referees urged to take action over obstruction at set pieces

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Players are so set in their ways at set pieces that referees have to pull together to get rid of holding, pushing and blocking Consistency key to tackling obstruction The trouble with set plays is that players are set in their troublesome ways ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Goalkeepers are easy pickings for strikers 'trawling' for a penalty

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:13am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Their shortage of true ball skills means they usually come off second best against any wily attacker fishing for a foul Keepers are easy meat for sly strikers Goalkeepers who attempt to tackle opponents or play the ball with their feet are lik ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Authorities must make clear to LGBT players that football is for all

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... they come out? The risks in coming out far outweigh the benefits, so it is understandable the world over why LGBT athletes and sports stars generally prefer to keep quiet. Justin Fashanu, who died ... said. In Hong Kong, the majority of leagues and competition organisers do not do enough to promote soccer as a more inclusive sport. There are exceptions such as the Football For Life amateur ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    A balance between tit and tat

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

    ... 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 ... last year was controversially sent off for serious foul play during the red-blooded Liverpool and Manchester United match, said: "[Soccer] is becoming less and less of a contact sport ...




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