Klaas Jan Huntelaar v Chris SmallingMar 03
This video was taken from the friendly game between England and Holland on Wednesday 29th February 2012. It shows one of best knock-outs we have ever seen in a football game. Klaas Jan Huntelaar goes in for the header against Chris Smalling, he does really well and scores a great goal. However, almost immediately after the ball leaves his head the two players smash together and both fall to the floor. What follows shows the usually composed K.J.H. with a mouth full of grass and a totally dazed look in his eyes, he really doesn’t know what day of the week it is! Smalling too is on the deck and completely out of it, I can’t remember the last time I saw two players crack together in such a forceful and dramatic fashion during a football match for a good while.
Unfortunately, the great England team (no bias here…) were unable to get back in to this match and ended with a rather disappointing win for the Dutch. What will become of the currently manager-less three lions squad? Who will be appointed as the successor to Fabio Capello? Only time will tell I suppose but with the European Championships and the Olympics coming up this England side really need to start figuring a few things out and stop underachieving so dramatically. Maybe it is time to appoint an English manager (like Harry Redknapp) who knows the players inside out and knows the way that football shows be played.