In this age of technology, Sky Sports and ESPN aren’t the only ones covering Premier League games. In fact, I’d suggest some of the fan-made videos uploaded to the Internet, whilst not exactly of the best quality, offer an insight the big stations’ HD and 3D cameras don’t, and that’s the fan’s eye view.
Following Latics’ exciting comeback against West Ham at the weekend, many supporters took to YouTube to share their own piece of memorabilia from what could be an historic game, certainly one of the most memorable of recent times.
To start us off, here’s a superb view of Charlie’s first goal courtesy a West Ham fan who had the foresight to whip out his phone:
And now Sammon’s goal, which sparked 20 minutes of frantic football, as seen from ES1. Not the best quality, but I feel this captures the atmosphere wonderfully:
It’s no surprise most videos centre on the post-match pitch invasion, which is becoming something of staple in final home games of the season:
Here’s a (rather shaky) clip in which Ali Al Habsi becomes engulfed by supporters. “Poor Ali” indeed!
We’ve saved the best for last. This video captures N’Zogbia’s winning goal and the resultant chaos in a way Sky never could, and it’s all in glorious 480p:
I could sit and watch the last one on repeat for hours, though I’m sure I’ll enjoy it far more if Latics manage to beat the drop.
As an added bonus, try to watch the whole of this video, which sees Sky’s Charlie Nicholas going crazy over those gripping final ten minutes. It’s edge-of-the-seat stuff, even if you know the result: