Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So
Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

A little objectivity never hurt anyone

Somewhere in the flood of praise for one of the world's great sporting extravaganzas, there's still a bit of room for constructive criticism

Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So
Fans who actually made it into the stadium know how special the Hong Kong Sevens is. Some may even have to make compromises to get one of those cherished tickets. Photo: Edmond So
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.