CCTV Footage Of David Goodwillie’s Street Fight Set To Stone Roses (Video)

Chris Wright

4th, April 2012


By Chris Wright

Blackburn striker David Goodwillie pled guilty yesterday to attacking a man by the name of John Friel outside a takeaway in Glasgow’s Queen Street at 4am on 3rd November 2010 after watching Friel punch his mate, Dundee United midfielder Danny Swanson, in the back of the head – knocking him out cold and leaving him horizontal on the pavement.

For those of you, here’s the scuffle (which is brutal in parts) as captured by CCTV but set to The Stone Roses’ ‘I Am The Resurrection’ for some reason unbeknownst to us…

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  1. NCRed says:

    “He sucker punched my mate in the back of the head” should be a viable legal defense. What a coward.

  2. Luke says:

    Anyone who can’t sit through this video or doesn’t think it’s worth a watch: Skip to 5:03

  3. Ross says:

    Fair play, if somebody had floored a mate of mine like that then I would probably do the same…obviously don’t know the back story, but the initial dig looked unprovoked, I am surprised it took so long for one of his mates to jump in!
    No condoning violence but I would hate to see a bully win the day.

    • Chris says:

      Apparently it began when Friel put his hand over one of Goodwillie’s mates’ phones in the takeaway while they were trying to take a picture of someone who was so drunk ‘they looked like they had learning difficulties.’

      Something like that anyway.

  4. Milkchew says:

    LOL! He fell into a bin after 05:03.

  5. Gaz says:

    Fingers crossed he does the bin shuffle topple thing as a celebration next time he scores!

  6. Jay Jay says:

    Sorry to sound ignorant here, but the Stone Roses track makes this whole footage seem so cool!lol – like a new Fight Club trailer!haha….Was half expecting the lads to hug it out after, but alas no, just alcohol fuelled strikes…

  7. Eeny says:

    Fair play, Goodwillie. Dickhead could have killed Danny Swanson hitting him like that.

  8. Murray says:

    So what kind of legal trouble is the sucker punching shit-for-brains in?

  9. UnitedYank says:

    Good ups to Goodwillie, what a twat that Friel is. As others have mentioned, Swanson could have been killed by that hit, or when he hit the ground.

    Was Friel punished at all?

    That was sweet when Friel fell into the trash can tho, lol…

    @ Gaz, hilarious!

  10. Mr. Sparkle says:

    He’ll be at Newcastle soon enough…all with their penchant love of convicts…

  11. Mr. Sparkle says:

    By the way what’s the purpose of CCTV if the police doesn’t even respond?

  12. Milkchew says:

    Fair point, arnt police supposed to have a like 4min repsonse time? The guys gets twated at like 30seconds then Willyman beats the hell outta the other fella at 05:03 and still no police….min you, it is Scotland.

  13. K says:

    that bouncer could really careless about whats going on here

  14. WildScotsman6 says:

    Typical weekend in Glasgow really, haha! That friel deserves a lashing for the sucker punch.

  15. sloth says:

    I’d say Friel’s assault is worthy of heavier punishment. I’m surprised anyone defended him there.

  16. jebster says:

    thought young goodwillie did what anyone would have dont ,he control him selve well up until that freil shithouse started shouting from over the road !!! then he got what he deserved !!!! free the stirling one !!!

  17. jdawg says:

    why the fuck did it take 5 mins for david to lay this punk out? you just watched him sucker punch and floor your mate,you dont stand around and start an investigation, punks like that need to be taught a lesson, at least he died it in the end

  18. dbm says:

    It took 5 minutes because he waited to make sure Swanson was safe. Only after Swanson gets up does he go after Friel.

  19. Miami says:

    you can tell this is great britain because they spend 5 minutes knobbing about before they actually do something, and the police aren’t even nearby in the bar district lmao

    what a joke

  20. dbm says:

    “you can tell this is great britain because they spend 5 minutes knobbing about before they actually do something”—its a streetfight you knob not MMA.

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