19.11.07

Lucky 13?

For those who missed the water-football on Saturday night...



and the news today...

The Irish Football Association are calling for David Healy to be rewarded by UEFA for breaking Davor Suker's 12-year record in a European Championship qualifying campaign.

Healy goes into the final match against Spain here on Wednesday on 13 goals, three ahead of Croatia's Eduardo da Silva.

The Northern Ireland and Fulham striker set a new best at the weekend with a glorious winner in the 2-1 victory over Denmark.

He is clear favourite to finish head of the pack overall in the qualifiers - but there is no Golden Boot on offer, or any prize whatsoever.

Now the IFA are backing manager Nigel Worthington and believe the record scorer should have some silverware.

President Raymond Kennedy said: "I fully support Nigel and we will be writing to UEFA to see if we can put the wheels in motion to get something done.

"To score 13 goals for a small country is a marvellous achievement when you look at the bigger names playing for superior nations, who have more chances to score.

"The nice thing about David is he is very down to earth. He does not have any airs and graces. He is very much a team player."

If Northern Ireland beat Spain, if Latvia beat Sweden...

4 comments:

Manuel said...

I stood at the door of my house on Saturday watching the 100's of fans march in the rain to the match. I was sure they would be marching back again within the hour......fair play to them for letting the game go a head. I wouldn't give Healy an award just yet.....there's more to come.....

CyberScribe said...

there's more to come...
maybe renaming Belfast International Airport, the David Healy Belfast International Airport.

Keith said...

An airport doesn't really seem fitting, what about the "David Healy City of Belfast"?

I'm not the greatest football addict, the offside rule goes way over my head (that would be funny of the rule had something to do with height of the ball?), but it would be great to see wee Norn Iron qualify.

CyberScribe said...

It's a pity they weren't lucky and didn't qualify this time. Better luck for the World Cup