One month into a cold, football-less desert, and with a couple of weeks remaining before the Liga I season resumes, it’s about time for a winter break update… Continue reading
This blog is now on Twitter @RomaniaBalls. (Follow me!) Which means that I haven’t been working on historical articles, because there is so much going on in Romanian football right now. Big transfers — Steaua’s existential crisis — Most entertaining of all: mind-boggling low-level corruption! Read on…
is a Romanian word meaning a fixed match. Apparently it is also used in Russian, with a wider meaning encompassing all kinds of enchufe – doing things by connections. It could come either from Yiddish or Polish. Apparently.
This week the big Liga 2 news is of unprecedented punishments meted out for match-fixing in Romania’s second tier. Continue reading