Football

A referee has left the game in the 50th minute

Posted by Strainu on September 17, 2006
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In the Romanian second division (Liga II), George Luca, the referee of the game CFR TimiÅŸoara – CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea (1-2) stopped the game in the 50th minute, called the 2 captains and told them he is leaving. Then he left the pitch. He later declared that he did this to protest against the corruption in football.

Cătălin Tolontan, a well known journalist wrote about this on his blog and provoked lots of reactions. Here are the most interesting:

  • Most people congratulate the referee and demand the resignations of Mircea Sandu, the chairman of FRF;
  • A person claiming he knows Mr. Luca said that he was actually loosing money from refereeing;
  • Another person, signing as a well-known criminal, claims that bribes are current if you want to advance in the police;
  • Several referees from the small leagues claimed that in Liga II are promoted only the sons of former referees.

We can only hope that this will lead to some major changes in the romanian football and our referees will become as good as our teams.

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Football posts

Posted by Strainu on September 16, 2006
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When I started this blog, it was supposed to be mainly about me. Well, it still is, but that means I have to write about football 🙂

In the last month I tried to abandon football as I think it’s a game where the players always win (money, that is) and the supporters always lose (health). Easier said than done! I figured out that it doesn’t work this way, so I decided to give up the silly idea and become a supporter again.

So expect more football posts in the coming months.

HAI RAPID!

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Ole, Ole, multumim Rapidule!

Posted by Strainu on March 16, 2006
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My favorite football team, Rapid Bucharest just qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup. This is the best result any romanian team obtained in the last 14 years, so I’m really, really happy.
I just came back from the airport, were over 500 supporters waited for 2 hours in the snow for the team’s airplane. It was quite a party 🙂 And most important, the team’s name is on everybody’s lips once more…and this time it’s not a bad thing.

La aeroport dupa HSV-Rapid
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