Month: December 2013

Did Lloris need to scramble to save goal from drop ball?

The League Cup seems to be well down the pecking order when it comes to clubs’ priorities and for television companies these days. In its present metamorphosis as the Capital One Cup, for most viewers it only warrants a late

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Fifty years of instant replay torture

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the anniversary of the founding of the Football Association and with it the Rules of Association Football, which happened one hundred and fifty years ago. There is another anniversary of an event

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Can Platini introduce the sin bin into football?

For many years, Michel Platini, the renowned French ex-footballer, was the right-hand man of Fifa President Sepp Blatter. In fact many regarded him as the ‘power behind the throne’. Certainly, he seemed to be the one that Blatter turned to

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 27.12.2013

  Premier League appointments : Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December 2013 http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/referees/appointments.html?paramSearchContext=MATCH_WEEK&paramMatchWeek=19 Football League appointments : Boxing Day to 1st January 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3583986,00.html Scottish League appointments : Saturday 28th December to Thursday 2nd January 2014 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/23.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Saturday%2028th%20-%20Monday%2030th%20December%202013.pdf http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/24.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Wednesday%201st%20-%20Thursday%202nd%20January%202014.pdf FIFA World Cup

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Videos & Articles — Fri 20th Dec 2013

Here are current Videos & Articles and some which I have collected over the past month.  Likewise, some more collected will be sent out after Christmas. Again, please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members I am grateful to those from

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A book that changed the world

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, 8th December 1863, a meeting of ex public schoolboys, representing a dozen London and suburban football clubs, took place in a pub, the Freemasons Arms in Great-queen Street, London. They met to

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Is football seen as the cheating game?

Reading Prison closed its doors to wrongdoers for the last time last Friday, after 170 years. It was made famous of course, by Oscar Wilde and his Ballad of Reading Gaol. In its later years it became a young offenders

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