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

    easyJambo 11th March 2019 at 16:05

    Cheers , EJ , but  I omitted to put "Scottish" in the post .

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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.


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    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 .😱

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    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 .