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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Controversial verdict: Swiss court convicts sunday league keeper for injuring an opponent

It’s a thing that all of us amateur football players know: Sunday league football will probably get you injured in a game sooner or later. Being it over-motivated opponents, aftermaths of Saturday-night-drinking, lack of professionality in terms of prevention or just bad luck: football is one of the sports with the most injuries. Whereas suffering a strained hamstring is one thing, severe injuries aren’t a rarity either. Getting injured is a risk that amateur footballers and professionals the like are constantly exposed to – and mostly aware of, too.

How bad things can go proved a game in the Swiss 8th tier between FC Wil 1900 and Henau 2. After a striker of Henau and the Goalkeeper of Wil crashed into each other, the striker suffered severe knee injuries, because the keeper went into the tackling feet-first. A scene as we unfortunately get to see quite frequently in Sunday league football. But this case took an uncommon turn.

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Source: Pixarbay.

One and a half years after the game, a Swiss court had dealt with the indictment that the striker decided to place after a knee-injury and after having lost the ability to play football again. The court found the keeper guilty of physical injury resulting from negligence and convicted him to pay over 6000 Swiss Francs: a revolutionary decision. It’s one of the first times that a court ruled over a foul in amateur sports – up until now this has mostly been classified as a simple accident.

The case has raised general questions about the legal situation of amateur football in Switzerland: Is the state of awareness about possible injuries with effects beyond the football pitch (I’m talking about inability to work, costs for medical treatments, depression after an injury, etc.) reason enough for making injuries in amateur football a matter of self-responsibility? Should a football pitch be a platform for juristically untraced violence?

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Source: Pixarbay.

Or is it too harsh to convict footballers of crimes and influencing their future negatively due to an accident that happened during sports? Are judges even in a position to judge on a matter like that when they have no visual evidence of the scene? Or is this all an overreaction of our justice system thanks to which we’ll have to deal with hundreds of similar cases now every month?

The discussions still haven’t come to a halt and also made myself and many of my friends who play amateur football reconsider our situation when it comes to injuries on the pitch.

What do you think? Has the Swiss court done the right thing or should injuries in amateur football remain a matter of self-responsibility? Share your opinion in the comment section below!