Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sol Campbell Owns My Dad

My Dad is a big Spurs fan, so you can imagine his delight when the former England, Tottenham, and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell walked into his workplace. After taking a moment to make sure it was him, my Dad went over to ask for his autograph.

He said Sol was a really nice fellow and certainly had the imposing physique that we’d all associated with the big center back. Not chancing missing the situation for a joke my Dad asked Sol to sign it as the Tottenham player he’d enjoyed watching – not the Arsenal rival he later became.

His move was mainly met with negative views

His move was mainly met with negative views

Campbell signed two autographs and gave my Dad a noticeable smile.

When my Dad got home from work he was excited to show me the autographs of the legendary player. There we were recounting what a quality defender he was when we noticed two numbers among each autograph: a two and a three.

“Sweet, he put his shirt number on there” I said slightly jealous that my Dad had met one of his teams greater players. One of the ‘threes’ ¬†looked a bit like a five though, and as we couldn’t remember his Spurs number we decided to look it up online to get the definitive on which one it was.

After a quick google, we discovered that Campbell wore a number 6 for England and a 5 for Tottenham. So what could the 23 be then? I think you know…

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That was one costly joke.

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3 Immense Back Heel Own Goals (Videos)

Own goals are great. Just ask Jamie Carragher, who has never been able to get enough of them. But even the Merseyside maestro of scoreline mutilation has never had the stars of misfortune, incompetence, and tomfoolery align to grant him the most glorious type of oggy: The Back Heel O.G

Needs to score three actual goals this season to break even before he retires

Needs to score three actual goals this season to break even before he retires

As unlikely as this beautiful piece of unskill may seem, there have been a flurry (of two) lately. Let’s laugh and cry along with them before revealing the grandmaster of appallingly good own goals.

Misfortune – Galatasaray vs Orduspor

‘Course, the most likely way for these calamitous situations is just bad luck. A low drop kick from the goalie would rarely be so costly were the footballing god of misfortune not looking on…

Incompetence – Xerez vs Sabadell

Now Gala went on to win that game up there despite the keeper getting an assist on chipping himself. That’s not good enough, for a much better quality of back heel own goal you have to cost your team everything. You need something like… most of a rainbow flick into your net in at 0-0 in the 95th minute?

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Or click here to watch the full clip and feel the disappointment.

Tomfoolery – Sun Hei vs Citizen AA

What can you say about this? I don’t posses the prose required to do it justice. Festus Baise is like a beautiful gazelle falling down a staircase. The very goal itself is an oxymoron and the scorer, well, he’s just a moron.



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Mismatch of the Day: Episode 1 + 2 (Videos)

It’s incredible how mundane and boring people who play the beautiful game of football can be when talking about it. Now if only there were some sort of overdub that could spice it up a bit. Y’know, like make Wenger talk about slipping and slapping a pudding, or Redknapp calling someone’s mum a dwarf…

Episode One

The even better Episode Two

Villas-Boas really nails it about HMV.

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