Tuesday, 17 May 2016
World's Worst Groundsmen?
(Image from http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40747000/gif/_40747002_footy_pitch_finale1.gif)
Creating the perfect football pitch requires several things, perhaps most obviously are good turf and the ability to produce precise markings.
Whilst a PhD in triganometry is not mandatory, the ability to paint straight lines onto the grass is pretty much a thresshold skill.
Except that is, in the seventh tier of Norwegian football, if British tabloid newspaper The Mirror is to be believed. Reporting on the wonky state of the white lines on the pitch for a recent fixture between Nordic minnows Julebygda and Riska 3, The Mirror writes "we're just amazed they managed to actually play a game through the inevitable fits of laughter..."
Have a look at the handiwork of groudsmen Quang Minh Ha and Nick Duy Do using the following weblink to see for yourself (photos included):