Category Archives: Laws of the Game

Holy crap the CSA actually starts to act like a national association – The Turban crisis comes back to bite them on the ass

I took the CSA to task earlier but now have to step back and look on all agog. Well on first reading it looks like the CSA has finally decided that it should act like a national governing body and … Continue reading

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Evra sending off – by the book the decision was correct, but this ref is the only one who goes by the book.

According to the Laws of the Game, A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using … Continue reading

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Clattenburg case is going to the wire – ARs and 4th say there was nothing. Mikel is out on a limb and you know the institutional racists will let him take the fall.

The situation with Clattenburg is getting distinctly hairy. The Society of Black Lawyers have got their cause celebre, Chelsea have an in on dumping on a referee and exercising that massive chip that lives on their shoulder and the Russians … Continue reading

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Clattenburg v Chelsea – right on cue a bunch of lawyers who weren’t there and haven’t got a clue what happened have decided to involve the Police.

It’s scary how a bunch of lawyers who admit not having a clue about what happened at Chelsea that day have decided to involve the police in the affair. The fact that the players involved and Chelsea have not formally … Continue reading

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Let’s make the outcomes equal – if Clattenburg is found to have made racist remarks his career should end, if Mikel has been found to have no case should his career not end also?

In the upside down world of petulant millionaires who think that no matter what they do they’ll get away with murder shouldn’t punishments¬† be equal? The laws were changed to prevent the professional foul and now defenders get sent off … Continue reading

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Torres Penalty – When are referees going to penalise forwards for kicking defenders?

Today Fernando “waste of money” Torres ran into the Newcastle box, pushed the ball ahead, dove and kicked his leg out sideways. This sideways kick contacted Anita’s leg and the referee gave a penalty kick to the player who initiated … Continue reading

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Ukraine v England – Will everyone stop whining about the goal not given. 2 wrongs did make a right here.

So the entire footballing word is distraught that Ukraine’s goal was not allowed. It crossed the line and was not given as a goal. Even Collina says it should have counted. But should it? If we are going to insist … Continue reading

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