I'm not arguing the point, I'm telling you my observations. These things did happened, they happened several times, involving several different people; but now they won't happen again. This was over a decade, not a year or two. We've had bad eggs for sure, and it won't be the last time. We don't long tolerate unstable individuals. Maybe we've had bad luck in that regard, who knows. I can tell you that not every one of them was a "bad egg"; Sometimes shit happens. I guess I should state that this isn't a strictly "for fun" group. We don't pay to play; we have a private team on a private field. We have a strict 18 and up age restriction, strict gear restrictions, strict rules, etc. Don't get me wrong; we have a blast, but there is no "giggling" on the field. Perhaps our atmosphere isn't conducive to couples; and that's why it hasn't worked out.
Anyways, I understand why people can't grasp the concept; but really, you'd have to have been here and seen it to believe some of it. I'll say it again though; we've all been doing this for a long time, and we were all happy with the decision.
I can tell you we aren't the only group/team that has had these or similar issues; or taken action. I know of groups that stopped recruiting anymore players whatsoever due to problems. I know teams that will only recruit within a certain age range "essentially".
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