Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chris Brass for Darlington (v Bury), 22 April 2006

Cheer Up Alan Shearer's Top 10 TV Football Moments

6. Broken Nose

The football video industry has been a rich source of income over the years as "celebrities" from Nick Hancock to Gary Lineker host their stocking-filleresque "Football Gaffe" DVDs. These variations on a theme generally feature utterly hilarious moments of people standing on the ball and scoring own goals. And the odd fight from a South American league match.

Hilarious. £15.99 to you, guv.

However, we at CUAS had to include this clip in our top Ten list as it never, ever fails to make me smile whenever I see it. Chris Brass, Bury FC's assistant manager, don't you know, attempts an overhead clearance against Darlington and breaks his own nose as he spectacularly fails to clear his defences. The fact the ball ends up in the back of his own net is a priceless bonus to what is already a brilliant clip.

Chris, we salute you. We're not laughing at you - as hapless amateur footballers ourselves, we're laughing with you.

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