Monday, March 30, 2009

Video Break

While International weekends may not be as fun as league play, they do have some benefits. Namely, the people you like to make fun of screw up in whole new ways while wearing different shirts. This weekend's blog heroes come from Poland and Germany, countries so close, you'd think they would fight once in a while.

First off, we have the own-goal of the weekend. As Mike Georger ranted about on Saturday, Northern Ireland defeated Poland 3-2. What he may not have known at the time was that the Norn Iron win wasn't all down to their own scoring prowess. No, a 78th minute own goal sealed the win.

Ouch. While the OG was credited to Zewlakow, the real culprit was the pitch. Paul Robinson feels Boruc's pain here, I think. In other Boruc news, he has ticked off Leo Beenhakker enough to get dropped from Wednesday's qualifier against San Marino. I don't think he will be missed in that one.

For another howler, we look to Germany's ever-reliable Mario Gomez. For those that do not remember, Gomez came into Euro 2008 tipped by some to be the breakout performer of the tournament. He was, in a way. His performance was so atrocious in front of the net that he will be forever remembered (by me at least) as the guy who missed a sitter from three yards out, and it wasn't that surprising. Anyway, here was his latest effort.

Luckily, the Germans were taking on Liechtenstein and the fact that the striker hit the ball 20 yards over the top of the net was of no significance. Gomez is now scoreless for Germany in his last 13 matches.


ü75 said...

Oh, and I guess I should point out, this is God's way of saying "knock it off with the Catholic sectarian shit, Boruc".

The Fan's Attic said...

Mario Gomez, aka Germany's Chris Iwelumo.

I accidentally typed Maria Gomez, which may be more appropriate.

ü75 said...

Hey, TFA-
What does "Blindganger" mean? I bet it's awesome.

The Fan's Attic said...

I wasn't sure so I looked it up and I believe it refers to an undetonated ordnance. A dud if you will.

The NY Kid said...

I am soooooooo using that:

"That date was a real Blindganger!"

The Fan's Attic said...

Or, don't go out with her, she's a real Blindganger, which would have a couple of meanings. First she's a dud, and second, if you fuck around with her you might just set her off. Equally distasteful thoughts.