Thursday, November 25, 2004

Fun and Games, On and Off the Field

1. "Soccer club president takes road rage to the pitch"
"The president of a soccer club in Moldova has been fined after jumping into
 his jeep and trying to run over a referee who awarded a penalty against his

2. "Row between wives stops footie match"
"A soccer match in Nottinghamshire had to be abandoned after a brawl between
 the managers' wives"

3. "Referee sends off the crowd"
"A referee abandoned an under-13s football game and sent off their parents for
 verbal abuse"

4. "Fans dump manure on kicker's lawn"
"[T]he kicker's house had been pelted with eggs ... about an hour after the
 game was over. While McCallum's wife was out cleaning up the mess, a second
 vehicle pulled up and dumped the manure"

5. "'Rig' challenges 'Boof' to battle of slow pokes"
"A charity foot race between the two slowest members of the Australian and New
 Zealand cricket teams for this week's Adelaide Test match has been arranged,
 with both to wear full-length body suits"

6. Fans put coach and player up for auction on eBay:
   "Sporting auction"
"Southampton boss Steve Wigley has become the latest high-profile name to get
 the ebay treatment... The sales pitch reads: 'Comes in used, but fairly decent
 condition, just no management, man-management, motivation or technical prowess'"
   "Dyer up for sale on ebay"
"The accompanying sales patter reads: 'Hailed in his younger years as a super-
 star in the making, Kieron Dyer has spectacularly under-achieved in his five
 years at Newcastle United, as well as in his call-ups for England"

7. "'His and hers' loos for Wayne and Coleen"
"Wayne Rooney [English soccer player] and Coleen McLoughlin [actress wannabe]
 will reportedly have side-by-side 'his and hers' loos in their new home"

8. "All Black confesses he wears make-up"
"A member of the All Blacks, New Zealand's best known and possibly toughest
 sporting team, has admitted he wears make-up"

9. "'Crazy' bingo sessions bond Portugal players"
"Portugal soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is crediting regular sessions of
 bingo for helping the national team develop team spirit ahead of the soccer
 Euro 2004 finals"

10. "'You've got no chance' - soccer star tells Brit girls"
"The 29-year-old striker, who has been single since he divorced a year ago from
 a former Miss Croatia, said he had been swamped with female admirers in the UK,
 but was only interested in Croatians"