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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hot on the heels of many a past punitive action against those of a darker hue and of a non-christian delusion comes another from La Belle Province and I’m not talking about the fast food chain. Turbans are the target … Continue reading
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
“Self gag threat by manager Kenny Shiels,” screams the BBC headline; The Sporting Life leads with, Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels was left fuming at the decision to award St Mirren a penalty in this 1-1 draw in the Clydesdale Bank … Continue reading