Fa Cup Final Referees

Soccer's 'black whistles' must be silenced

The clash of warring English football giants Arsenal and Manchester United last weekend was not a good advertisement for the so-called 'beautiful game'.

Saturday, 30 October, 2004, 12:00am

Local refs gain the nod despite bid to import officials

Hong Kong referees will officiate in next week's Carlsberg Cup, despite an offer by the event's promoters to ship in overseas officials to avoid a repeat of last year's unwanted headlines.

18 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Rule change essential

I agree with the views of your correspondents Tony Yuen and K Y Tsui, whose letters appeared under the headline 'Video replays can ensure fair result' (South China Morning Post, June 29).

5 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Whingeing Italians are just bad sports

I was shocked at the reaction from Italy after they were knocked out of the World Cup by South Korea.

22 Jun 2002 - 12:00am


FIND the link: Gordon Strachan summoned by the FA to a disciplinary meeting on a charge of 'insulting behaviour'; the Liverpool v Middlesbrough League Cup tie; a FIFA convention in Paris; a meeting in Athens of representatives from the main European leagues, including the Premier League. Oh, and any football phone-in on the radio.

6 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Silly mistakes anger fans

I HAVE written many letters to the Hong Kong Football Association to complain about the poor standard of refereeing.

Nowadays, there are many important tournaments in Hong Kong.

7 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Green light for overseas refs

THE Hong Kong Football Association has given the go-ahead for First Division clubs to recruit overseas referees for the coming season.

27 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

HKFA planning to pay referees

HONG KONG'S referees are set to become professionals next season.

Hong Kong Football Association chairman Stewart Lee Leung-nang said the FA was considering putting the referees on the payroll.

'We are considering changing the image of Hong Kong referees by putting them through rigorous courses and giving them a monthly salary of say $20,000 per month.

30 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Spare a thought for the referee

WITH all the recent discussions and controversy surrounding the quality of the referees at World Cup '94 and their various, sometimes even incomprehensible, interpretations of the new FIFA regulations, I would like to extend the following comments and suggestions to all my football-loving brothers and sisters who have traditionally blamed everything on the referee: The present system of FIFA-qu

1 Aug 1994 - 12:00am