Castel Rigone, Week 10: The team that knows what it wants

Re-blogging from Shades of Umbria, 6 Nov. 2013. This is the 7th in a series of posts on the ethics of competition in soccer, focusing on Castel Rigone Calcio, and part of the ‘Ethics of Combat‘ category on quemdixerechaos. This blog series completes a DePauw University Faculty Fellowship that examines how and why rules and customs develop for, and in, combat and competition.

Shades of Umbria

Saturday, Nov. 2, brought a third win in a row, 1-0 vs. Melfi, which lifted Castel Rigone into tenth place in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione B. The Giornale dell’Umbria, in its Sunday coverage, called Castel Rigone “la squadra che sa quello che vuole” (“the team that knows what it wants”). This seems an apt characterization. It reminded me of a phrase used by Socrates, in Book Ten of Plato’s Republic, to describe a harmonious man as someone who “minds his own business” (620c-d).

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