My favorite georgio story was during the playoffs one year against Fort Lauderdale, the coach told the players after the walk through that nobody would be allowed out of the hotel the night before the game. If they did leave, there would be a $1000 fine. Georgio turned to the team, asked who was going out that night and five or six hands went up. so georgio took out his wallet, produced thousands in cash paid everyone's fine on the spot while telling the coach he was welcome to come out and georgio would pay his fine too. I've heard that story several times over the years and I laugh my arse off each time.
Posted on 4/4 10:32 PM | IP: Logged
Old NASL stories are the best. Basically a decade-long LEC kinda party.
Posted on 4/5 8:55 AM | IP: Logged
I was kicked in the face by a errant Ron Futcher penalty kick while seated in row B of the old north end zone.
Posted on 4/6 9:02 AM | IP: Logged
I can't remember why I hated Ron Futcher so much-he was a dirty player, took dives,etc., but when he became a Roughneck & scored both goals on headers in the last championship game, all was forgiven.
Posted on 4/7 9:26 AM | IP: Logged
He was basically the Minnesota Kicks entire franchise before he wore the Roughnecks jersey. Screw the Kicks!