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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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The International FA Board will take feedback from experiments by UEFA into the use of sin-bins and decide whether to give the green light for further trials.
Something else I would definitely favour is the introduction of sin-bins.
Fergie, chairman of UEFA's forum of elite coaches, said: "We're looking at the possibility of introducing sin-bins like they have in rugby - a 10-minute suspension during the match.
Blatter and his blatherers will hold up rugby and ice hockey as examples of sin-bins working but football is the biggest sport in the world for a reason.
Jonathan Ford, the Welsh FA chief executive who sits on IFAB, said he expected sin-bins - where a player has to sit out for five or ten minutes - would be discussed by the new panels along with the so-called 'triple punishment' when a player is sent off after conceding a penalty, and the offside laws.
The Irish Football Association put forward a proposal to have sin-bins for players yellow carded in games, where they would sit out for five minutes.
As the half wound down Paul Carr squared up to Simon Bunting and they both found themselves in the sin-bin.
Llanelli chief executive Stuart Gallacher last night slammed Heineken Cup bosses over a sin-bin bungle in yesterday's 22-3 European quarter-final victory over Cardiff at Stradey Park.
IT'S only been back a few weeks, but already there has been a lot of garbage talked about the return of the sin-bin in rugby union.
REFEREE boss John Fleming has given a cautious welcome to the concept of sin-bins in Scottish football.
6 ( ANI ): Uefa President Michel Platini has reportedly proposed that yellow cards should be replaced by sin-bins, like rugby, by making the offender out of the game for 10 or 15 minutes as penalty.
Firstly, the high Irish penalty count - and no sin-bins - and their ability to slow our ball down illegally.