You take a throw-in more than you do anything else during a football match, so it makes perfect sense to have it practised and perfected like any other set-piece routine.
Just ask Rory Delap.
And perhaps the now-retired throw-in legend Delap could soon pitching up at Wigan Athletic to help out Leon Barnett, who is clearly in desperate need of some advice.
Barnett and co are still trying to pick themselves up after suffering relegation from the Championship last season, a mere 12 months after suffering the same fate in the Premier League.
But After a win and four draws in their last five games in League One , there are signs that Gary Caldwell’s Latics are beginning to rediscover some much needed form except for Leo Barnett, who is struggling to take a throw-in.
Playing in his side’s 2-2 draw with Bury on Saturday, Barnett went to take the throw half way up the pitch, and it seems he lost his bearings somewhat, despite pretty much standing still.
The ball then flew out of his hands as he suddenly collapsed over the advertising hoardings – throwing his legs into the air and landing in a giant heap. The fans, players and officials looked on, completely bemused. Thankfully, Leon was alright, and avoided any sort of serious injury.
It’s comfortably the worst throw-in we’ve ever seen…
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