Category Archives: UEFA/FIFA
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
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
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
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
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
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