Comment on Does Money Indeed Ruin Football? by paddy malarkey.

    I was talking to a TRFC fan about the one-man pitch invasion on Friday and ,while agreeing that something had to be done , I thought that his proposal of immediate closure of a stand was draconian , and suggested that time be taken to set out procedures with sanctions attached to deal with any future occurences. I reminded him that they'd had the same problem v Villareal in November , including glass bottle thrown onto the pitch , and had recieved only a fine and a warning from UEFA . I suggested that this may be the way to go . I am now deemed a "hater" 

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    Since it's quiet , blagged from the Guardian 

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    “Is it really true that a Romanian side once built a moat filled with crocodiles to stop the crowd from invading the pitch?” wondered Ben Evans in 2006.

    Incredibly, Ben, this snappy piece of hooligan deterrence actually was planned. Back in 2003, fourth-division Steaua Nicolae Balcescu found themselves in a quandary: Romanian leagues chiefs were threatening the club with expulsion following a series of pitch invasions and violent outbreaks. What was the club to do? Perimeter fencing? Increased stewarding? Not quite.

    Chairman Alexandra Cringus came up with the “innovative” concept of creating a moat surrounding the pitch, packed with fully-grown crocodiles. “This is not a joke,” insisted Cringus. “We can get crocodiles easy enough and feed them on meat from the local abattoir. The ditch is planned to be wide enough that no one could manage to jump over it. Anyone who attempted to do so would have to deal with the crocs. I think that the problem of fans running on to the pitch will be solved once and for all.” You don’t say.




     Try getting past this to invade the pitch. Photograph: Yusuke Fukuda


    And what of players tumbling off the field? Cringus planned to create the moat far enough from the pitch to prevent said calamity, yet not forgetting about the crocs; electric pipes were to be installed to keep the water heated during cold weather. The last we heard was that local authorities were considering the proposal.


    Bad Money?

    I thought the opposite , I'm afraid . The American girl wasn't in the same postcode as the ball and just threw herself towards her opponent, getting a sore one for her trouble . The Dutch girl wasn't much closer to the ball , but was at least looking at it and attempting to kick it . Foul the other way or nothing for me . All about opinions .😱

    Bad Money?
    John Clark 2nd July 2019 at 18:53

    It just says that they would be entitled to renew their connection , JC , not neccessarily be automatically re instated to their board . The timing of it all seems to be particularly fortuitous for Mr Petrie .

    Bad Money?
    Re Mr Petrie –  47.3 and 47.5

    THE HONORARY OFFICE-BEARERS AND THE OFFICE-BEARERS 47. THE HONORARY OFFICE-BEARERS AND THE OFFICE-BEARERS 47.1 The Honorary Office-Bearers and the Office-Bearers shall consist of not more than:- (a) the President; (b) the Vice-President; and (c) such former Presidents as are appointed by the Board from time to time as Honorary VicePresidents. 47.2 An Office-Bearer shall not belong to or have any prohibited connection with the same member club as any other Office-Bearer. 47.3 An Office-Bearer, for the period of his term of office as an Office-Bearer, shall be entitled, at any time during the period of his term of office as an Office-Bearer, to renounce all connections with the club on whose Official Return he is specified, subject to prior written intimation to the Board. 47.4 At the expiry, or earlier termination, of his period of office, each Office-Bearer who renounced his connection with the club or the full member on whose Official Return he was specified immediately prior to the commencement of the period of his term of office shall be entitled to renew his connections with his former club or full member (as the case may be). 47.5 For the avoidance of all doubt, neither the exercise by an Office-Bearer of his right in terms of Article 47.3 shall in any way whatsoever prejudice nor impinge upon the power, authority and role of such OfficeBearer as contained within these Articles.

    Bad Money?
    A Lee Wallace quote from the Daily Record .

    "We had a fantastic journey, a lot of ups and downs. I stayed and I was proud to do that and we managed to retain league status which was part of the fightback."

    Unchallenged sophistry .

    The article also includes this gem

    Wallace stood by Rangers during the dark times as they were demoted to the bottom tier of Scottish football following their financial troubles, playing a leading role as they rose back through the divisions.

    Deary me .