Top 3 Corner Flags in English football

Carrow Road corner flag Don’t ever let it be said that I shirk the really important issues in English football. We all love a good corner flag, and here are three of my personal favourites…

Bristol Rovers corner flag3. The one Jordan Goddard urinated against at Bristol Rovers.

Yes you read that correctly. Bristol Rovers substitute Jordan Goddard relieved himself on a corner flag in front of the visiting Corby Town supporters in an FA Cup tie at the Memorial Stadium last November.

I don’t think anyone knows why he did it, but that’s ok.

Tim Cahill celebrates2. The one at Goodison Park that Tim Cahill used to beat up.

Younger readers may not recall a time when Everton midfielder Tim Cahill was a swashbuckling midfielder who regularly scored important goals for his club, but he really was.

Whenever he scored he would celebrate by shadow boxing with the nearest corner flag, and any flag that can stand up to that sort punishment is ok by me.

Nathan Tyson starts a riot1. The flag at the City Ground that almost caused a riot.

Nottingham Forest striker Nathan Tyson decided it would be a good idea to wave the corner flag in front of Derby supporters after a 3-2 win at the City Ground, sparking a mass brawl between players of both sides.

The FA weren’t impressed, and fined Forest £25,000 (£10,000 of which was suspended), Derby £20,000 (£15,000 of which was suspended), gave Tyson a suspended two-match ban and fined him £5,000.

But it’s not just about the stars. Every weekend more than 350 corner flags up and down the country bravely frame the football pitches of England’s Premier and Football League pitches. Countless others toil away further down the football pyramid, hoping for a shot at the big time.

Spare a thought for these brave heroes. Their time will come.

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About the Author: A Norwich City fan who still loves Grant Holt, just. When I visit Fortress Carrow Road I can usually be found in the Jarrold Stand with a cornish pasty in one hand and a kit-kat in the other.

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