umpires

Sticking to the Letter of the Law

Whatever the sport the common cry from fans is that they want the rules or laws to be clear cut, and the officiating of those rules or laws to be consistent. Sadly some sports still leave many rules or laws

Time to Review the Reviewers

The opening lines of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” could easily have been written with match officials in mind. “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust

Taking Their Eye Off The Ball

It is hard to imagine what Phillip Hughes’ family have gone through this past week as the inquest into the former Test cricketer’s death was carried out in Sydney. Hughes’s passing away on the cricket field following a blow to

Final Adjudication

Finding officials to officiate sporting events across all sports has become increasingly difficult in the past ten years. Regrettably in many cases the abuse these people suffer drives them out of the sport. That may well be the case but

Confined to Barracks?

Booing at sporting events has been big news in Australia this week. In truth there would be very few fans who have not at some point at one sporting event issued a boo. This writer readily admits booing referees or

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