Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP
Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP
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Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP
Western Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley (centre) celebrates with teammates as they arrive in Sydney with the AFC Champions League trophy. Photo: AFP
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William Lai

William Lai

William Lai is a qualified soccer referee, instructor and assessor, and has also officiated in England and Australia. As an educator, scientist and social scientist, he is also interested in human behaviour which is why his column offers an alternative and rational commentary of what happens on and off the pitch.