Archive for December, 2006

Club Ready To Punish Own Players For Cheating

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

This story hit the news a couple of weeks ago and despite a bit of press attention it seems to have faded away again, despite the current controversy regarding the conduct of high profile players such as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Torquay United announced at the end of November that they were going to introduce disciplinary measures against any of their own players who repeatedly tried to con the referee by diving or feigning injury, and that it would be “three strikes and you’re out” – the ultimate sanction being the cancellation of their contract. (more…)

Surreal Football Chants

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

I really enjoyed this article, which appeared in the Nicky Campbell column in The Guardian today. See his full column here

Reminds me of some great chants at the Rovers, unfortunately some of the funniest aren’t printable… suffice to say that my favourite was sung to Graeme Souness when he was manager of Rangers by a bunch of guys standing in the old enclosure right behind the dugouts, and referred to a tabloid story that had appeared that week about his wife running off with a Spanish waiter she’d met when they were on holiday. I’ve no idea if the story was true, but the look on his face was priceless! (more…)