Saw this on Dave Pell’s excellent new newsletter, NextDraft. A couple of the celebrations are a bit naff, some are dead set brilliant!
In an embarassing gaffe, Perth Glory captain Jacob Burns was awarded the Joe Marston Medal for the A-League grand final’s best player after it was mistakenly awarded to Brisbane Roar playmaker Thomas Broich.
The A League is just going from strength to strength.
This incident just tops off a debacle of a season where we saw Gold Coast FC stripped of their license due to the outspoken nature of their owner, the Newcastle Jets handing back their license because of not being able to reach decent terms with the FFA, the Central Coast Mariners not making the Grand Final because of bad refereeing (the ref admitted after the game that he got it wrong), the Brisbane Roar winning the Grand Final on the back of a wrongly called penalty….and then something as simple as tallying votes correctly get’s all screwed up.
You’ve gotta feel for the Glory here.
Seriously kiddo, learn to ride the challenge rather than taking the scummy option of diving to the turf. Granted you don’t roll around theatrically injured like other footballers, but still you go to ground easily and stare straight at the ref with such anger at the lack of let’s call it protection.
How about checking out this video compilation of Lionel Messi, yes I know he occasionally goes to ground but more often than not he’s riding the challenge and looking to score or at least off load to a teammate.
Come on Harry, get back to being the sort of footballer young kids can look up to and respect. Ride the challenge!