Month: September 2012

Guest speaker Sep 2012: Lorraine Deschamps MBE – “individuals as part of team”

At our September meeting we were pleased to welcome back as for a return visit guest speaker Lorraine Deschamps. Quite a lot has happened to top Lorraine since her first visit in March 2010. The major event of course was

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There should be a six second warning

My next door neighbour is an avid television football fan but he confessed to me during the Olympics, that he ‘couldn’t bring himself’ to watch women’s football. That was a great pity for there was a number good women’s matches

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Open meeting – September 2012

It’s that time again – our monthly meeting at our new venue – Earley Home Guard Social Club, Pitts Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 1BT – 7.45pm start, Thursday 20 September.   Those of you who made it along to our first

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Local clubs in substitution experiment

Some of the clubs competing in the Reading Football League are taking part in a national experiment with substitutions. At the last general meeting of the International FA Board, who are guardians of the Laws, the FA obtained agreement for

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Additional assistant referees are now official

There’s an old saying that the good referee is the one that you don’t notice but as I’ve said in this column before, that depends on the players. That’s not an excuse for a lower performance but a matter of

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Technology but only for the goal line

The close season this year, (that’s if you have noticed one, what with Euro 2012 and then the Olympic football), has been a momentous one. This has taken place mostly off the pitch, with the biggest decisions being made at

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