The side who took a dip in the briny deep came from further down the Firth of Forth. Kirkcaldy’s Raith Rovers can justifiably claim to be pioneers of the Scottish game – they had enjoyed a successful trip to Copenhagen in the summer of 1922 and fancied repeating the trick at the end of the following season, but this time taking in the sunnier climbs of the Canary Islands. So in the summer of 1923 they boarded the Highland Loch, which was calling in at the Canaries en route to Buenos Aires with its cargo of passengers and, apparently, chilled meat. … [Read more...] about Which football clubs have played home games at a rival’s ground?
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And from the start Liverpool tore into those deep blue-grey shirts. Eric Bailly’s first significant act was to come charging forward out of defence and perform a kind of rugby spear-tackle on Firmino. For a while United looked like a massively hung-over pub team startled to find itself facing a group of peak-condition professionals. What’s the point of picking a tough, battling, muscular team if they get out-battled, out-muscled and out-toughed? … [Read more...] about With football this dire you have to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it
"The case was a bit saucy, but... there must have been some nasty tension, so the smiles on the disciplinary committee quickly faded." … [Read more...] about Footballer suspended for five years after biting rival’s PENIS which required ten stitches after car park bust-up
The match ended in a 1-1 draw which would have given Terville their first point of the season but they were punished with two penalty points and a fine of 200 euros for failing to meet their safety obligations as hosts and for the lack of reaction from club officials when the fight broke out. … [Read more...] about Footballer is suspended for five years in France after biting opponent’s penis during a match (and his victim gets a six-month ban)
However, Amar Dhaliwal mails in to highlight an entire game being called off because of sarcasm, albeit not at the highest of levels. "Coveside FC play in the Over 30s North Shore Coaches League, here in North Vancouver, Canada," explains Amar. "A couple of years ago we were playing a rather chippy (and quite honestly dreadful) game against another bunch of has-beens. The ref had been having a complete 'mare and the latest in a string of dodgy decisions prompted one of our players to clap his hands and commend the official on his performance. In a fit of pique the referee ran over to the ball, picked it up, blew his whistle, and called the game off! Game abandoned because of sarcasm." … [Read more...] about Which club were shipwrecked on their way to a game?