Thursday, August 26

Nurse, the screens

Watched a game of Goalball betwen London and Southampton at a Paralympics Possibles event at Bath University last night (London won 9-6).

Both teams have three goalkeepers, the ball has a bell inside it and as the players have different levels of vision, both sides wear blindfolds so that everyone is performing on a level playing field. Games have to be watched in silence (a bit like the Emirates) but you can cheer when a goal is scored.

Perhaps the Premier League should take note and ensure that both West Ham and Man United wear blindfolds on Saturday to ensure a fairer game?

1 comment:

matt said...

Surely it would be a fairer game if Man U wear blindfolds and we don't? I reckon we could hold them to a draw, given a bit of luck....