Category Archives: Sport

MLS dumping on Referees – Any referee who covers games if there is a strike deserves nothing but derision.

Another league, this time the MLS in the USA, has decided to negotiate dishonestly with the representatives of match officials and train a bunch of scabs to undercut the negotiating position of real soccer referees. Divide and conquer is the … Continue reading

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So Canada’s attending Sochi is not about hard work and excellence after all?

I read this article by Kurtis Larson in the Edmonton Sun today and it made me appreciate the double standards used by those who want to get their way no matter the harm it does. Larson is berated by many … Continue reading

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FIFA world cup draw – Valcke is a poor man’s De Caunes

When listening to Valcke during the draw today it was impossible for me not to reminded of Antoine De Caunes on Eurotrash If only he would have said “ello my British chums” once. Vive Antoine, vive Eurotrash There are many … Continue reading

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The “Al Nahdha and Al Ittihad and the referee” incident – the referee got it wrong according to the Laws.

Lots of talking points here. The goalie noticed that the laces on his left boot were undone. As he kicked with his right foot it seems weird that this would phase him at this point, but he is a keeper; … Continue reading

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A tale of two fall outs from drug use – If you are an 18 year old athlete you’re held accountable, if you are a Conservative Mayor then not so much.

I hear a lot about just how bad the young are today and just how much worse they are than the previous generations etc. I also hear a lot about how the modern right are all about personal responsibility and … Continue reading

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FIFA wimps out and gives the pompous, racist jackasses in Quebec soccer what they want – shame.

FIFA under Sepp Blatter is not only one of the most corrupt governing bodies in world sport (on a par with the IOC) but can’t even follow their own procedure. In an action that completely undermines the CSA, FIFA have … Continue reading

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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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