Monday, 10 January 2011

Matty Burrows – the wonder stuff

The FIFA Ballon D’Or football awards for 2010 are being announced tonight. Amidst the predictable nominees for the prestigious awards of player of the year, coach of the year, World XI and so on there is a surprise nomination for goal of the year. The candidate is Glentoran F.C. player Matty Burrows who scored a wonder goal for his club against Northern Ireland rivals Portadown. I lived in Belfast during the 1960s, just two streets away from the Oval where The Glens play and my dad turned out for them in his youth. The side has produced some great footballers including Danny Blanchflower, Peter Doherty, Bertie Peacock, Billy Bingham, Jimmy McIlroy, Terry Conroy, Tommy Jackson and Tommy Cassidy. Tonight could be another glorious moment in The Glens proud history. Here’s Burrows’ wonder goal.

1 comment:

BanksyBoy said...

Totally brilliant, did you see, on the news last night, how he can re-create it too? But, as they say, the fairy tale ending didn't actually happen after all...