Completely Crap ‘Falling Leaf’ Penalty Costs Austrian Side Promotion (Video)

Chris Wright

14th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

Allow us to set the scene. After a 1-0 victory apiece over the two legs, the play-off to reach the second tier of Austrian football has come down to a penalty shoot-out.

As the shoot-out reached sudden-death with Wattens falling 4-3 behind to Blau-Weiss Linz , it was left to Wattens’ erstwhile captain and striker Armin Hobel to puff out his chest, step up to the plate and keep his side in it…

Scheiße. Absolutely…fudging…scheiße.

I guarantee that all Leicester City fans’ first thought while watching this was ‘Kermogant’, before a harrowing shiver ran down the entire length of their spinal column.

Video: 101GG

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  1. Veej says:

    MEGA EPIC FAIL!!!! lol, he should lock himself away in shame! Trying to be Zidane!

  2. QueerAsFuß says:

    Scheiβe…Schei-beta-e? I think you mean ‘scheiße’, with Eszett. Easy mistake to make. :) Eszett doesn’t dip below into subscript and the lower loop is not actually connected to the straight trunk.

    The shot kind of looks like he was trying to pass it to the torwart that’s how fail it is. Confusing keeper mind tricks!
    “Hey striker! You could try and make a penalty or you could pass me that ball with a most gentle lob into my hands.”

    That blau und weiß, I am not ein leben lang. :|

  3. Chris says:

    @QueerAsFuß: Cheers for the heads up – I suppose if anyone’s going to notice a beta/eszett mix-up then it’s going to be you!

  4. Nick says:

    Antonín Panenka has a lot to answer for. And the captain as well.

  5. andy says:

    this is painful to watch!

  6. Jens says:

    The town is called Wattens no “Wassen” (which sounds like the German equivalent of “Whazzup”, btw). And it was Wattens falling behind now newly promoted Blau-Weiss Linz, not the other way round.

  7. Kolejorz says:

    Must have taken coaching lessons from the English.

  8. QueerAsFuß says:

    @ Chris- yes it was my one and only time to shine on WAATP? *wipes away tear* I can die happy. :P

    BTW any news on a Summer/Fall print edition Pies? I really enjoyed the first issue.

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  10. pop says:

    linz got promoted, not wattens. you have to correct that (and you have to work on your German, mate)

  11. Chris says:

    @Pop and Jens: Cheers fellas, hopefully it’s all been corrected now.

    I had to translate the source from German and it looks like I dropped a couple of rickets along the way – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

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