cranking up the heating in summer. The coup de grace was removing bog paper from opposition toilet cubicles.
Sofa so gooooood...
Post-nouveau riche Russians Anzhi Makhachkala could still afford furniture even after their cash dried up. In 2013, the club installed leather armchairs in the away dressing room at FC Saturn Ramenskoye – where Anzhi hosted European ties because of security concerns in their native Dagestan – in an attempt to induce “lethargy and calm” in Europa League opponents Tottenham. Eintracht Frankfurt tried something similar in the mid-’70s, piping soothing hymns into visitors Werder Bremen’s changing area. Alas, the away teams won both matches comfortably.
The key to victory
How to overcome a 2-0 deficit? Peru’s half-time tactics while trailing Argentina in the 1929 Copa America were certainly bold. An official ran into the Argentine dressing room, locked the door and legged it. Such ingenuity would have been all the more impressive had Argentine players not just climbed out of the window and made it 3-0. “Peru are stupid boys,” said coach Francisco Olazar.
Positive energy duly installed in Cardiff