By Chris Wright
First of all, ask yourself: Would we be featuring it on Pies if all had gone to plan? Probably not.
‘Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it’ or so the old maxim goes. Not that it really applies to Piotr Gawecki and Andrezej Paprocki of Polish youth side Korona Kielce who, rather than heed the important lesson that Monsieurs Henry and Pires learned the hard way while trying and failing miserably trying to execute a ‘Johan Cruyff/Jesper Olsen’ spot-kick against Man City in 2005 – the lesson being that ‘there is no way you will not look like utter cocks if you bugger it up’…
For the record, Korona eventually beat Ruch Chorzow 4-0, so fortunately the penalty (or lack thereof) didn’t particularly matter in the end – though we’d like to think that Paprocki’s teammates (to be fair, Gawecki did his bit) didn’t let it lie quite so readily.
And, of course, it would be remiss of me not to include the shambolic Henry/Pires original -y’know, for posterity’s sake…
What a pair of donuts.