Posts by Barry97

  • Hard News: Protecting privilege in Epsom,

    I always thought that Epsom should get the opportunity to try out removing zoning from their 2 grammar schools and allow all the South Auckland kids to bus in. That is ACT policy isn't it?

    Since Jun 2014 • 4 posts Report

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2017: the Special…,

    I have nothing against the others, but I would really like to see Golriz Ghahraman in parliament.

    Since Jun 2014 • 4 posts Report

  • Hard News: Interesting Britain!,

    Just think what Labour could have achieved if they had actually been wholeheartedly behind their leader.

    The most hostile Labour MPs got the smallest swing with 4 of them losing their seats.

    And if it was just about how badly May had campaigned then the SNP wouldn't have suffered so badly.

    Since Jun 2014 • 4 posts Report

  • Field Theory: It has started,

    You can criticise Fred for diving or the referee for being sucked in, but the fact remains that the Croatian player did hold him back.

    In a situation like that you would back Fred to be able to turn and get a shot in. He still had a lot of work to do but was denied the opportunity. He could have stayed on his feet and let the opposition get away with professionally pushing the boundaries or fall over and milk the penalty.

    The Croatian coach said he didn't criticise Fred, only the referee. That means that he would want his players to do exactly the same. He wouldn't have complained if it had been the other way round.

    I wouldn't have given a penalty in that situation, but I referee 13 year olds. These guys are professionals and they know what they are doing when they pull people back or hold on to their jerseys. They are trying to stop their opponents from playing and if they get penalised then they have no-one to blame but themselves.

    Since Jun 2014 • 4 posts Report