Month: October 2013

Goals sometimes slip through the net

Last week I wrote about the goal that shouldn’t have been allowed for Chelsea against Cardiff. Another goal that weekend that shouldn’t have counted took place in the Bundesliga, during the Bayer Leverkusen v Hoffenheim match. From a corner Stephen

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 01.11.2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 01.11.2013 Some interesting Videos & Articles for your weekend viewing/reading Please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members I am grateful to those from the UK AND ABROAD who continue to send me BLUE

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When does a goalkeeper’s control of the ball end?

There was a very odd goal scored in the Premier League last Saturday and I am sad to have to admit that it was a mistake on the part of the referee. Those of you who watched the BBC’s Match

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Videos & Articles — Fri 25th Oct 2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 25.10.2013 Some interesting Videos & Articles for your weekend viewing/reading Please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members I am grateful to those from the UK AND ABROAD who continue to send me BLUE

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Videos & Articles — Fri 18.10.2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 18.10.2013 Some interesting Videos & Articles for your weekend viewing/reading Please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members I am grateful to those from the UK AND ABROAD who continue to send me BLUE

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When did you last see a contested drop-ball?

A couple of weeks ago I was at Reading FC’s training ground for an academy game, when I bumped into David Downs, Reading FC historian, Reading Post columnist and Welfare Officer for the Academy. David raised an incident that had

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Is this the worst job in football?

In 1933, a local referee, Charles Kearse, proposed at a meeting of the Reading Referees Association that they make an award at the end of each season for the club linesman who received the highest recommendations from members refereeing on

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Referee can’t undo physio’s saving interference

When I was on holiday in France last month I caught a snatch of a video of a football match on television. The ball was about to go into an empty goal when the club physio, who was standing alongside

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Videos & Articles — Fri 11th Oct .2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 11.10.2013 Some interesting Videos & Articles for your weekend viewing/reading Please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members I am grateful to those from the UK AND ABROAD who continue to send me BLUE

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Videos & Articles — Fri 04.10.2013

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 04.10.2013 Some interesting Videos & Articles for your weekend viewing/reading. Please feel free to FORWARD again to all colleagues/friends/RA members. I am grateful to those from the UK AND ABROAD who continue to send me

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