In a few hours, Glentoran striker Matty Burrows will find out if he has beaten Messi, Neymar, Nasri and co to the Puskas goal of the year award. BBC reports that Matty is doing his best to keep it together at today's ceremony
"I don't think it's going to sink in until I actually turn up," he says. "I'm just going to try and act normal. I don't want to run about getting loads of autographs like a proper fan."
He also claims that when the video started to go viral on youtube, his reaction was this
"I was going flip", he says. "The phone didn't stop for the next few days. I wasn't used to that sort of stuff. It was crazy."
Going flip ain't a much used term round these parts so we turned to Urban Dictionary which informed us of the meaning of Flip Mode
When you get hit on the head and undergo a major personality change; usually from normal to evil.
this may explain the following
Because Burrows, remember, is a part-time player. The Glentoran squad only train in the evenings as most have jobs during the day - teachers, call-centre workers. Their captain is a sportswear rep.
Burrows is not working at the moment. He wants to focus on his football. He lists Ronaldo and Messi as his heroes and says his style has been compared to Michael Owen.
The comparison to Michael Owen is obviously about him being a part-time player, boom boom.
Here is the goal from Glentoran TV, the offical tv portal of his team, which faces a winding-up order in the next few days. We will have the result of the Zurich jury about 2 minutes after you read it somewhere else.