Friday, February 06, 2009


Somehow this just makes it even better :

Better than this anyway :

Absolutely criminal that, all my life ITV have been cack at showing footy....surely this is the nail in the coffin.

It's emerged that they caused Dan Gosling's mum to miss her son's magic moment

Dan Gosling's mother missed Everton goal due to ITV advertising blunder

Coverage of the fourth-round replay was interrupted in the 118th minute when the broadcaster cut to an advertising break.

When the live match footage returned, Everton players were celebrating a goal by Gosling, who had broken the 0-0 stalemate. Hundreds of fans complained to the channel.

Hilary Gosling said she was among the viewers left frustrated by the incident.

"We just didn't know what was going on," she told the Mirror. "The TV pictures of the match were suddenly replaced by an advert."

"When the pictures came back, all the Everton players were on the ground. I said, 'I think that's Dan at the bottom of the pile'.

"Then the commentator said Dan had scored and we all went mad. We were jumping up and down and I was crying with excitement. There were tears and laughter, we were overjoyed.

"The first time I saw the goal was when they showed the replay. I'm so proud of him I just can't put it into words."

Sean Houlahan, Gosling's step-father, told the newspaper: "When the picture went off we were all accusing each other of touching the remote control. It happened so quickly we wondered what the devil was happening. The ball had just gone to the right wing with Everton on the attack when it flashed on to the advert.

"The next pictures we got were of all the Everton players piled on top of each other.

"We were screaming because we knew Everton had scored but we didn't know it was Dan – it was torture."

1 comment:

Albert said...

Incredible goal by Dan Gosling. Yesterday Everton played also very well against Bolton.