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  1. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    McManaman tackle exposes flaws in retrospective action

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

    ... William Lai FA's mishandling of Wigan player's challenge puts safety at risk, shows system needs review McManaman tackle exposes flaws in retrospective action The most horrible factor about this season's worst challenge, by Callum McManaman of Wigan, is not the tackle itself, but the fact it has been surpassed by an even worse scenario: the FA's pathetic, ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RATIONAL REF

    Revitalised knockout competitions could take Hong Kong soccer to the next level

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

    ... Po and Citizen in Hong Kong and Bradford City, Luton Town and Oldham Athletic in England. These teams, together with other smaller and unfashionable clubs throughout the history of the game, ... EPL teams- Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa- and became the first team from the fourth tier to reach the final of this competition since Rochdale in 1962. There is a difference of 70 places ...

  3. 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

    ... season's FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan, which is the English game's traditional recognition of a top-performing referee. The rules of the game state: "The decisions ...

  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 - 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 ... think and feel. For instance, compare Putin's words identifying gay athletes with England manager Roy Hodgson's words identifying players who have gained 100 caps for their country. ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Weighty issue of fitness has an element of luck

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

    ... determinedly, doggedly and tenaciously despite the fact his long legs and gangly body made him look as awkward as a baby giraffe rather than a well-conditioned athlete. Soccer fans, at least in England, ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    How 'Stonewall rules' keep the peace on the pitch

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

    ... other name. Whether an egg is soft or hard-boiled, it is still a boiled egg. Both Wigan and Stoke gave away penalties because the ball hit a defender on the arm when it was in an unnatural ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RATIONAL REF

    Education, not 'Olympic spirit', is solution to bad behaviour in soccer

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by William Lai

    ... Olympians were disgusted at not getting a gold or any medal. Chinese officials led the dissenters, criticising decisions that went against their athletes in badminton, cycling, gymnastics, and track and field. The world's best athletes and their mentors exhibited just as many sour grapes as they did Olympic spirit. The Olympics wasn't as "sporting" as many people claimed. ...



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