Video of the week: Uruguayan Goalkeeper has to Borrow Shirt From Fan

What sounds like a story from your local Sunday League team has actually happened last week in Uruguay’s Premier Division: While warming up for the game against Progreso, Penarol keeper Kevin Dawson realised that somehow there was no match short for him. Either himself or someone from the staff must have forgotten to pack it for the away game.

Luckily, a supporter in the stands was wearing a replica goalkeeper-shirt and went on borrowing his kit to the goalkeeper, receiving a Penarol jacket from the bench in return.

After the referee allowed this  unusual shirt swap, the game was set to go. And apparently the fan’s shirt proved to be a lucky charm for Dawson and Penarol, as they were able to keep a clean sheet and ed up winning the game 1:0.

Penarol is still well positioned in the fight for the national crown, being ranked 2nd after 14 rounds.

In order to maintain this position after the clash with Progreso, they really had to count on their „12th man“ this time.

Featured picture source: Twitter.com/nicopirri

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Video of the week: Bayern Munich player Niklas Süle produces ridiculous own goal

Bayern Munich has sealed the title in the German Bundesliga for the approximately 643th time in a row. After a 4:1 away win in the Bavarian derby against Augsburg, Bayern secured their 28th championship in early April already. One has to admit: their dominance in their own country’s football is thoroughly impressive.

But the football universe is used to see Bayern celebrate titles way before the season ends. So, what actually stays in mind from last weekend’s game in Augsburg is the hilarious own goal produced by Bayern’s young defender Niklas Süle to give Augsburg an early 1:0 lead.

It was an own goal that actually makes you feel sorry for the 22-year old, who now actually has become the youngest Bundesliga player to ever have scored three own goals with 22 years, 7 months and 6 days.

Not only this inglorious record should awake our pity for Süle, but, even more, the fact that the own goal was absolutely not his fault after all. And that’s what makes this goal so brilliantly hilarious, too.

This slapstick-goal started out with his teammate, Jerome Boateng, losing the ball due to a horrific stoppage error, resulting in an Augsburg attacker being able to have a one on one with Bayern’s keeper Ulreich, who then was actually able to clear the ball away. However, as you’ll probably be able to imagine by now, the ball goes straight into Süle’s face and from there it finds the back of the net. Ouch.

See for yourself: Süle’s own goal against Augsburg (from 01:35 onwards)

At least he’ll have the silverware soon to chill his face a bit after that hit.

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Say goodbye to the Wednesday Shortlist – and welcome the video of the week! (Week 1: Hilarious defender fail from England)

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing amazing. Spring is finally coming and that makes it necessary to do some proper spring cleaning. Also on this blog. I have recieved some criticism concerning the Wednesday Shortlists and the way there was one every week.

Now I’ve decided that quality should come before quantity. Hence, the Wednesday Shortlist will be put aside, however I will from time to time post some entertaining listicles with some proper banter in it.

But since I want to stay in touch with all of you at least once every week, I’ve decided to introduce a new category: The Video of the Week.

In this category I will introduce to you, probably every Wednesday again, the most hillarious sports video that crossed my path in the last week. And when does this new category start? Today!

Video of the week: Woking FC defender produces hilarious fail that makes his team lose the game in 94th minute

The first video of the week comes right from the motherland of football. And it represents the absolute beauty of lower league football. Woking FC was playing Macclesfield Town at home in England’s National League that is the 5th tier of the coutry. Everyone was expecting a 2:2-draw as we were deep in stoppage time alread. But then Joey Jones, a Woking defender, produced the fail of the season and let the visitors sneak away a 2:3-victory when he turned away from a ball that he believed to go in but that was stuck in the mud actually, allowing the opposition to score the late winner from a ball that he could easily havecleared away.

Remember what every youth coach used to tell you in your early years of playing football? „Focus your eyes on the ball!“ Well, Joey Jones probably won’t forget that anytime soon again.

Watch for yourself:

Here’s another view of the bizarre goal:

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Hogwarts United: Secret Siblings of Harry-Potter-Characters in the world of football (Wednesday Shortlist #24)

Hello Boys and Girls. Dumbledore NeinSports has prepared a new Wednesday Shortlist for you.  Here are some footballers from around the globe that could have starred in the latest Harry Potter movie too.

And to emphasize musically, how bad this shortlist is, there will be – for the first and only time – a Wednesday Shortlist Soundtrack to go with it:

Here they are: The players of NeinSports very own Hogwarts United FC

Alfie Potter (Mansfield Town, England)

Harry Granger (Partick Thistle U20, Scotland)

Dean Riddle (Sheffield United, England)

Dean Thomas (Retired)

Paul Black (Nort Carolina FC, USA)

Will Longbottom (Kidderminster Harriers, England)

Dean Crabbe (Tynecastle FC, Scotland)

Benjamin Delacourt (Cercle Brügge, Belgium)

Tom Tonks (Stourbridge FC, England)

Hedwiges Maduro (Omonia Nikosia, Cyprus)

Tobi Adebayo-Rowling (Sligo Rovers, Ireland)

Coach: Peter Snape (Currently without club)

Hit the comment section in order to tell me which one was your favourite, who I missed in my list and what subjects you’d like to see covered in an umpcoming edition!

Have a great week, everyone.

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Madness in Greece: Club president storms onto the pitch with a gun!

Ooooohh, Greece. The land where the sun always seems to shine. The land that brought us Aristotle, Socrates, science, theatre, culture and so on. However, nowadays Greece is rather known for its government’s debts and its shattered economy. However, from time to time the beautiful southern European country makes into the global headlines for other reasons too.

One of them being sports. But ever since 2004 and their sensational victory at the football European Championship in Portugal (however with playing a disgusting kind of defensive football that still has negative impacts on European football up until today. But that’s not the point now, I’ll eventually get back to it another time) these news have never been too positive. Especially the headlines from Greece’s national football league are mostly shocking and or ridiculous. Like this week.

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During the top clash between PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK Athens, ranked second, respectively first in the league table, the world of football has been shocked once more by the sheer violence that seems to have taken over this country’s football. After the regular ninety minutes were almost over, the home side, PAOK, scored the alleged winner. But referee Giorgios Kominos decided not to give it due to an offside position. That was way too much for some supporters. They stormed onto the pitch and threatened the referee and the players, who eventually had to hide in the catacombs of the stadium.

So far nothing too special, aye? But wait. Among these supporters there was club president Iwan Savvidis, being escorted by bodyguards and threatening the ref. Still not convinced by the story? Well, he was carrying a f*cking gun at that time. Yep, that’s right. A club president storms the pitch with a gun (that he luckily didn’t pull though) which leaves referee and players with no other choice but to run into the catacombs fearing for their life.

Savvidis is now being searched via arrest warrant and the Greek league will be on hold for an indefinite time, as the national government confirmed today. This has been decided since it’s by far not the first incident of this kind. Greece probably has one of the least stable and most violent football leagues in Europe. Now this is where the violence and the power games have gotten league, clubs, presidents and fans: To a suspended league and to Greek football being the laughing stock of the world again.

Let’s finish our thoughts on this matter with the words of a philosopher. Not one of the ancient greek ones (even though they’d be disappointed of this scenes too, I guess) but with Isaac Asimov who said „Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.“ How true that is for club presidents storming the pitch with a gun.

 

Farcial scenes in Portugal: Huge flag blocks VAR during goal review

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all fine and having a good time.

I surely have, because right now I’m filled with glee. And there’s hardly any better joy than that, is there?

As you hopefully remember from my other posts, I’m not really a fan of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in modern football. I think it’s rather destroying the game than actually adding value to it in its current form and stories from every league where VAR is installed seem to prove me right for once. Kind of a big deal for me, you know.

But what I’ve read the other day exceeded my expectations so hard, I felt it was inevitable to share this gleeful joy with you.

What I’m talking about is a scene from a Portuguese league game between Desportivo das Aves and Boavista Porto, which the home side won 3:0. So far, so unspectacular. But the last goal in this game was probably one of the most bizarre I’ve ever whitnessed.

Not because of the goal itself, but because of the ridiculous VAR failure that went along with it. When the referee wanted to review the goal to see if there has been an offside or not, he simply wasn’t able to do so. Why? Because a huge flag swung by the away supporters blocked the f*cking camera. Can you believe that?

Watch the hilarious incident here:

They spend millions and millions in order to install a high tech system with cameras and even more officials that slow the game down and kill emotions in order to make it fair for everyone and still manage to get blocked by a single peace of fabric. Ooooh, the irony.

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The invincibles: Football Teams across Europe that harldy lost any games this season (Wednesday Shortlist #23)

Paris St. Germain, Bayern Munich, Celtic Glasgow. Teams that will probably collect their trophies way before the last matchday. European league football has become a bit boring lately. However, there are a couple of teams that – statistically – impress even more than these. Let’s see who Europe’s invincibles truly are:

1) Lincoln Red Imps, Gibraltar. (W-D-L: 12-1-0)

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Source: Twitter.com/lincolnredimps

2) Cork City, Ireland. (3-0-0)

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Source: Twitter.com/kevoconnor12

3) FC Barcelona, Spain. (20-5-0, Boring, I know.)

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Source: Twitter.com/OptaJose

4) FC Porto, Portugal. (20-4-0, so unless they’re facing Liverpool they’re actually quite capable, apparently)

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Source: Twitter.com/kasper88ultras

5) Manchester City, England. (23-3-1, also they lost to Liverpool. What happened to that Andy Carroll and Stuart Downing club we all used to laugh at?)

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Source: Twitter.com/_jedits_

6) SSC Napoli, Italy. (22-3-1)

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Source: Twitter.com/mackolik

7) Red Star Belgrade, Serbia. (20-3-1)

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Source: Wikimedia

8) Red Bull Salzburg, Austria (16-7-1)

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Source: Wikimedia

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