Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Maybe Graham Carr should take a look at Plateau United Feeders as we search for our next goal scorer?

With goal difference at stake, it was important to get as many goals as possible...

Police Machine FC only have themselves to blame for missing
out on promotion after such a disappointingly narrow victory.
Slightly off topic here, but this is a story which made me laugh so I thought I would mention it anyway.

In a lower division of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) two teams, Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine FC, were battling for promotion and as they were level on points it looked like it could all potentially come down to goal difference.  It was therefore vitally important to approach their final games with an attacking mentality and go looking for goals.

As it turned out both teams managed to get the big victories they were hoping for with the scores as follows:

Plateau United Feeders 79-0 Akurba FC
Police Machine FC 67-0 Bubayaro FC

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!  Class!

Police Machine's disappointingly narrow victory meant that they slipped behind Plateau United Feeders on goal difference and so presumably they must be cursing themselves for not making the most of so many missed chances.

What makes it even more incredible is that at half-time the scores were 'only' 7-0 and 6-0, so in the second half Plateau United Feeders were averaging a goal every 37.5 seconds!!

To be fair, the Nigerian Football Federation are treating the matter suspiciously with Director of Competitions, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, issuing the following statement:

Puma"The teams involved, their players and officials, match officials, coordinator and anyone found to have played some role in this despicable matter would be severely dealt with."

It makes you wonder though, how did they possibly think that no-one would get suspicious?  Surely common sense should have told them that if you need a big scoreline to help your goal difference and you end up winning 79-0 then someone's obviously going to smell a rat.

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