December 02, 2004

The Rules: all football clubs have rules, some are more secret than others. Brentfords manager has spilled the beans; if he gets into a scrap he gets fined 100, whereas a player who uses a sunbed gets fined a fiver.

posted by Fat Buddha to soccer at 01:56 PM - 4 comments

no dissing of ground and club staff - 20 I didn't realize the word "diss" was used outside of middle school. That's another reason I love the British..

posted by blarp at 02:05 PM on December 02

Critising a player publicly 100 Publicly saying how good we are, that we will win the game or League 100 Post-match interviews must be an expensive business if you're not allowed to praise or criticize your players.

posted by afx237vi at 03:40 PM on December 02

Nice link FB. I'd missed that. I like the fact that Allen routinely fines them for being booked for dissent. It should be more draconian though.

posted by squealy at 04:46 PM on December 02

there's always a way around the rules...especially those that try and stamp out negative comments. last month in india, australian cricketer jason gillespie told the world's press after the third test in mumbai - 'I'm not allowed to criticise the pitch, but a mate of mine told me it was a disgrace'.

posted by owlhouse at 05:15 PM on December 02

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