In 1823, William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball in his arms and ran with it. And for the next 156 years forwards have been trying to work out why. - Tasker Watkins VC, LJ.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Court proceedings.

I am precluded by the rules of my profession from commenting on this case. I post the link to show, simply: when I talk about a real risk of challenge to decisions, that risk should not be discounted by decision-makers.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Concussion - Fatality.

On 30th January 2011, a 14 year old boy died in Belfast apparently because he was left on-pitch after being concussed to get a second, fatal, concussion.

You can read the details HERE, HERE, and HERE.

This happened two years after the Zurich Consensus was released.

I've written before, on this blog and elsewhere, about the failure to deal properly with concussion. As the inquest is ongoing, I will not comment on it until the verdict is returned. However, at that time I will be updating this post in full. 

For the moment, I just want to extend my sympathy to the family.