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sin bin

1. Slang (in ice hockey, etc.) an area off the field of play where a player who has committed a foul can be sent to sit for a specified period
2. Brit informal a special unit on a separate site from a school that disruptive schoolchildren attend until they can be reintegrated into their normal classes
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If we were delegated authority by Fifa and Uefa to decide on these matters, and I called a meeting of the clubs, I think sin bins would be a shoo-in," said Mawhinney.
We have made an offer to Fifa to introduce goal-line technology and sin bins on a trial basis in a competition like the Football League Trophy, but so far those have not been taken up.
I don't support change for its own sake, but sin bins have helped to clean up rugby and I believe they could reduce the level of cynicism on the football field.
According to head of communications, John Nagle, the Football League is `quite keen' to look at the concept of sin bins and has proposed to the FA referees committee that they be tried out.
But a rule change over sin bins would have to be introduced universally.
The Football League is looking at the idea of rug by union-style sin bins
THE Football League believes it's time for the game to consider the introduction of the sin bin as a new device to control the behaviour of players.
My concern is the sin bin might undermine the entertainment value of the game and that is the last thing we want to do.
League spokesman Ian Christon said: ''We have a mandate to investigate sin bins.
Referees would be able to order players into the sin bin - a sectioned-off area near the dug-out - for a 10-minute 'cooling off' spell instead of showing a yellow card.
Sin bins will be set up on school sites and six-week summer schools will teach children to behave.
The Gaelic Players Association haven't ruled out pushing for the sin bin in future if the black card is deemed a failure.