English Premier League pandering to namby pambyism

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (1st right) was shown a red card for a tackle on Jack Wilshere (3rd left) of Arsenal. Photo: Xinhua

Of all the things we fans enjoy when watching soccer, now is the time to count the number of tackles and savour them.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 5:20am


Remember to make time for family

I am writing in response to the story 'Girl falls to death while sneaking out of flat to celebrate 16th birthday' (South China Morning Post, September 27).

This tragedy should never have happened.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Extended-band races only serve to confuse

Proliferation of those annoying, confusing extended-ratings band races has now added an extra muddle for the rank and file punter with the northern hemisphere three-year-olds qualifying for the grade below their rating.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

John says . . .

What would it be like to follow a superhero around for a day? Would their life be as we imagined? Or could their attempts to help ordinary people sometimes create problems for them? Wai-ki's story comes up with some interesting answers to these questions.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Courts warned over delicate disputes

A new Supreme People's Court opinion is urging mainland courts to take special care when handling disputes brought about by the financial crisis that involve government decisions.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Lafaele out for two games

Kowloon centre Villiamu Lafaele will miss the next two games after being suspended for a foul tackle on HKCC's Simon Hempel in the First Division encounter last Saturday. Lafaele (pictured), one of three imports fielded by Kowloon this season, will miss tomorrow's game against DeA Tigers and next week's Causeway Bay Rams game.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Valley rule

Crown Valley wing Tom Breen tries to fend off two tacklers during Valley's 43-11 victory over CBRE Club at Sports Road last night.

Synovate Hong Kong Cricket Club are runaway leaders of the First Division but this impressive display from their nearest rivals will remind them that winning silverware this season will not be a forgone conclusion.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

2 Minutes with...NEIL CLARKE


The player-coach of the Hong Kong Gaelic Football team is all set to play a major role in the Asian Gaelic Games, which Hong Kong hosts for the first time next weekend at the Aberdeen Stadium. The 33-year-old NET teacher's advice to spectators who are brave enough to taste a little bit of Irish culture is to be prepared 'to have a lot of fun and a good time'.

21 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

First things first

What should our new finance secretary, Henry Tang, and new security secretary, Ambrose Lee, tackle first as they sort out their priorities? Share your views: write to us.

8 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Company adverts tackle 'exaggerated' reports

Nameson Industrial Limited published an advertisement last Friday in Hong Kong newspapers about the intensity of the dispute between workers and factory guards and the level of injuries.

The statement said reports in Huizhou about the incident were 'untrue and exaggerating' in terms of the number of injuries, which had caused damage to the image of the company.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Tackle the touts

When are the authorities going to crack down on all those sinister looking people who harass pedestrians in some parts of Hong Kong every five metres, trying to sell 'fake watches' or 'tailor-made' suits? Or, as this has been going on for years, does the Government have a stake in the enterprises of these people?


Tuen Mun

1 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

O'Shea tackles tough new rule

Instant-Dict captain Tim O'Shea has called on referees to be consistent when applying FIFA's controversial new tackle-from-behind rule in the coming season.

O'Shea, who started pre-season training with his Dickies teammates earlier this week, said it was 'crucial' that local referees were agreed on what constituted a red-card tackle from behind.

24 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Speed machines

Speed machines - Marine police unveil a new weapon in their fight against seaborne crime, a fleet of Australian-manufactured fast-pursuit craft. The eight launches, commissioned in a ceremony at Joss House Bay, Sai Kung, have on-board computerised global positioning systems and cost a total of $12.8 million.

22 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Girls' bad language spells trouble

It is disgusting to hear teenage girls swearing all the time.

Such an attitude is not old- fashioned because, despite modern times, swearing is still rude by any standards.

21 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Governor could have done more for environment

A pity, isn't it, that part of the legacy of the out-going administration is an environment that remains one of the filthiest among the sophisticated cities of the world?

25 Jun 1997 - 12:00am