Saturday, September 30, 2006

Leyton Orient gain promotion in 18 crazy seconds

I haven't posted in a while, primarily because I don't watch many movies these days, and about the only sport I watch is soccer. What's brought me back is something we all seem to love, which is sports fans going crazy. Watch this clip of Leyton Orient, a small club, and keep in mind that it's a promotion from the fourth division of English soccer to the third division:

"Leyton Orient went into their final game of the season against Oxford United needing to equal or better the result Grimsby Town achieved against Northampton Town to gain their first automatic promotion for 36 years. After 75 minutes, with the score at 2-2, came the news that Grimsby had been awarded a penalty, which they converted to take a 1-0 lead.

The next fifteen minutes were tense. Orient threw everything they had at Oxford, wasting several chances. Then, 5 minutes into injury time, came 18 seconds which turned the entire situation on its head - as Andrew "Buono" Buonocore attempts to explain on the club's internet commentary, before giving in to tears of joy (included)."


At 9/30/2006 07:42:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Oh, holy crap that rules. That's up there with many of the best fan reactions I've seen--the '86 Mets Game 6, the Titans after The Miracle, etc.

At 10/01/2006 03:56:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I watched this something like ten times when I found it. Simple incredible!

At 10/01/2006 04:09:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

One more thing: this win made relegated Oxford, their arch rivals in yellow in this video, down to the fifth division. Oxford were once in the top division!


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