Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters
William Lai
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The Rational Ref by William Lai

Behold the four pillars of Dogso

The factors that make up the referee's case when considering Denial of an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben reacts after a foul by Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny (unseen) in their Champions League first leg match in the last 16 at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Reuters
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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.