Das Wembley Tor

I really must try and make this my last football post for a while. I need to move on!

Nevertheless, the 38th minute goal that was incorrectly not allowed will be known to just about every single person on the planet by now in the England Germany last 16 World Cup clash.

My German friends are loving the irony of course. In 1966, England were awarded a goal that looked to not cross the goal-line. It practically won the trophy.  Every time a dodgy goal is contested, the Germans refer to it as a Wembley goal, often these days just known as that goal.

(Here’s a link to the translated Wikipedia page, Tor being German for Goal with new expressions already developing, such as Inverse Wembley, Revenge for Wembley & Wembley Bloemfontein.)

It made me painfully remember sales that I’d been given the nod for. Then inexplicably had them taken from me. Such injustices tend to come in one of three flavours.

competition reacting to drop their price through the floor

nobbling of the decision outside the Boardroom by a disgruntled buyer

the (perhaps separate) negotiation team making a mess of things

Avoid suffering ignominy at the hands of your own Wembley Goal experience. Make sure you manage each one of these aforementioned trio of traps, way in advance.

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