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Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Europe, May 16, 2010.
Great view from up top
2 great goals by Ronaldo.
Zico - 1982 World Cup
Maradona - 1986 World Cup (Goal of the Century)
Messi - vs. Getafe (Goal of the Century)
Kaka - vs. Croatia
Here are a few above-average efforts:
Gheorghe Hagi (Romania) vs Colombia - 1994 World Cup, 1st Round:
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Red Star Belgrade) vs Sampdoria - 1991/1992 European Cup, Group Stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfxYLpGZc-E P.S. You may wish to turn down the volume for this one, as the clipis accompanied by bellowing Serbian "singing" .
MAREK CITKO (Widzew Lodz) vs Atletico Madrid - 1996/1997 Champions League, Group Stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOWZ1L1CxU8Most of You lads have probably never heard of Marek Citko, a Polish midfielder of magnificent skill who emerged in the early 1990s and was seemingly destined for a highly successful career until he suffered a crippling Achilles injury whichruined him. Unfortunately, Poland hasn't produced anyoneof note since...
GEORGE BEST (Manchester United) vs SheffieldUnited -1971, First Division:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6s8QRzXnjA(Yes, I know that the video title states "Sheffield Wednesday", but that is the uploader's error - Wednesday were out of the top flight at the time...)
GABRIEL BATISTUTA (Fiorentina) vs Udinese - 1997/1998, Serie A:
ERIC CANTONA (Manchester United) vs Sunderland - 1996, Premier League:
RUBEN SOSA (Internazionale) vs Genoa - 1994/1995, Serie A:
DAVIE COOPER (Rangers) vs Celtic - 1979, Dryborough Cup:
Well, that's it for now...
Edited by: Rebajlo
the footballer who turned me into a soccer fan ... Dennis Bergkamp.
game-winning goal in the dying minutes of World Cup quarter-final.
and epic commentary of the above epic goal.
i'm just a huge fan of Bergkamp, and these goals show why.
damn, good call on those goals Rebajlo! simply amazing!
Best ... what an apt name for one of the game's all-time greats.
and Citkois such a tragic loss for the football world. what a shot that was!
Both goals side by side
See above for Maradona's and Messi's goals side by side.
Nobody has a better highlight reel than Matt Le Tissier who only played a couple of times for England.
Europe - You beat me to it! I was going toadd a Matt Le Tissiergoal today . Le Tissier was one of my favourite players, a one-club man who turned out for Southampton, a small club that I was always partial to. His skills were astounding - too bad that he was essentially ignored by England. I remember a commentator referring to his running style as "somewhat akin to a half-opened Swiss Army knife"...
Jimmy Chitwood - I'm glad that You liked the goals. AsI have mentioned before, prior to the great influx of blacks in the late 1990s I was completely football mad. As a kid, I was obsessed with the game, it's history and culture. My father (with whomI never got along) used to angrily berate me: "football, football, bloody football - that's all you are ever interested in! Bloody football!" (he was a cricket man). Of course, that assessment wasn't remotely accurate, but everyone knew me as a "walking football encyclopedia". Anyway, enough about me - let's get back to some classic goals! Here are a couple of top-class strikes by Gazza:
PAUL GASCOIGNE (Tottenham Hotspur) vs Arsenal - 1990/1991 F.A. Cup, Semi-final:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVMaIUSeRxA&feature=relatedNote the three blacks in Arsenal's wall - an unsettlingsign of the club's future
PAUL GASCOIGNE (England) vs Scotland - 1996 European Championship, First Round:
STUART PEARCE (Nottingham Forest) vs Ipswich Town - 1985/1986, First Division:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8gDtlTY1j0N.B. "Psycho" unleashes his left-foot free kick at just after the 1:00 mark.
PAOLO DI CANIO (Top Five Goals Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6Gdx_EZVc&NR=1&feature=fvwpI initially had di Canio's goal for Napoli vs AC Milan in mind, but this compilation also includes his famousstrike against Wimbledon in 1999/2000 (which the uploader erroneously lists as against Aston Villa) in addition to his top-hole effort vs Chelsea in 2002/2003. Incidentally, di Canio was never selected for Italy, which is hardly surprising given the traditional Italian preference for reliable "workhorses" as opposed to "volatile" flair players.
EMILIO BUTRAGUENO (Real Madrid) vs Cadiz - 1986/1987, Copa del Rey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEAGL-VsUZMDeft closecontrol by El Buitre...
CLAUDIO CANIGGIA (Argentina) vs Brazil - 1990 World Cup, Second Round:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3p0_R0Y5EI'm not including this goal for Caniggia's finish, but for Maradona's lead-up work. Check out his pass through the defender's legs.
As this World Cup hasn't exactly yielded too many goals so far (apart from Germany's haul against Australia ), let alone particularly memorable ones, I thought I'd post a classic from the 1978tournament.
ARCHIE GEMMILL (Scotland) vs Holland - 1978 World Cup, First Round:
I forgot about Di Canio. I wasn't watching the game in the 90's yet, but I saw a DVd of great games from the Prem and West Ham was in one of them. I can't remember who it was against. West Ham had Joe Cole,Lampard,Carrick, I think, di Canio and Rio Ferdinand on that team.
Lampard and Di Canio were fighting over who was going to take a penalty kick. Redknapp was the manager. Di Canio was upset about a call and sat down and refused to play, so Redknapp had to talk him in to going back out there and play.Edited by: Europe
Dempsey vs Juventus
Europe - thematch You referred to in which di Canio argued with Lampard about who was to take the penalty was against Bradford City during the 1999/2000 season. West Ham won 5-4, so with nine goals it stands out naturally but I remember itclearly because ofthe incidents which You touched upon.
Di Canio was so disgusted with the referee, who had failed to give a couple ofdefinitepenalties after the Italian had been blatantly fouled in the box, that heasked Harry Redknapp to sub him off. Redknapp rejected his plea, so di Canio sat downin the centre of the pitch, refusing to play. Meanwhile, the game went on and within a minute or so the Hammers were awarded a penalty. That's when di Canio sprang up, ran over to the area and began scuffling with Lampard over the right to take the spot kick. He prevailed and promptly scored the penalty. Amazing stuff...
That was a great DVD that the game was on. It was the first ten years of the prem greatest games. Of course, still a lot of English players then. I think there was only 1 black guy; A red haired guy named Jamie Lawrence. They show 2 of his goals on youtube, but not the rest.
They show Bergkamp's hat trick against Leicester City and Leicester's game tying goal in the waning seconds that went off three heads. That was still English football. Arsenal had a few foreigners. I think 3 blacks were playing and Heskey was on on Leicester.
Make sure you go to the end and see the tying goal if you don't want to watch all 6 min.It comes at 4:25.
Bergkamp hat trick and 3 header goal at 4;25
Martin O'neil was the coach of City.It was also a classic stadium.
Right, let's dust this thread off.
WIESLAW WRAGA (Widzew Lodz) vs Liverpool - 1982/1983 European Cup, Quarterfinal, First Leg:
This is dodgy Polish TV footage which unfortunately makes the actual point of contact on Wraga's monster header very difficult to see as he is right at the edge of the camera shot (groan...).
That's the longest header I've ever seen. There was a ton of snow there. That's when European football was still European.
Europe - You're not wrong, mate. Those were the days of pure attacking football, free of Arab and Far Eastern owners, free of endless ugly black faces and half-breed ponces whose "stage names" all end in "-inho", and free of lucrative marketing deals.
This was when one could watch European club competitions and see teams which actually contained players from the nations the clubs represented. Looking at this type of old footage, it seems like one is looking at an altogetherdifferent world - actually, I'm always almost overwhelmed by near-lachrymose nostalgia when I delve into such historical clips, and that's the God's own truth...
Here's another piece of "nostalgia":
KEVIN KEEGAN (Liverpool) vs Dynamo Dresden - 1975/1976 UEFA Cup, Quarterfinal, Second Leg:
Check out Keegan's effortless control and the passing-intensive lead up. How about the state of the pitch? These days, the pampered multi-millionaire posers would refuse to play in such "unacceptable" conditions.
I noticed how Keegan's teammates shook his hand and they did it the normal way,not the black way.You never see that now.I heard the name Toshack who is the manager of Wales now.
Wenger always complains about pitches that are bad,but those guys back then could pass on poor pitches.
This is an unbelievable goal that I found when I was looking at Keegan's. I don't know why people say football in Europe is so much better now because of all the imports. It looks like the guys in the past were just as skilled and maybe more so. Maybe it's because they were all white and now the people have been infected with the erroneous idea that blacks are better athletes, so they think the game is better now. Blacks might be on average a little faster,but that's about it when it comes to soccer.
There was one black guy playing in this one,but that's it. There were I assume a handfull of British blacks in the league in the 70's that were sons of Jamaican immigrants,but it doesn't look out of hand from the old videos I have seen.Edited by: Europe
Europe - that goal is sheer magic! I clicked on the link after I posted Keegan'sstrike against Dynamo Dresden and couldn't believe my eyes, but I didn't have the time to make another post, so You beat me to it. Now that I've seen it, I actually recall reading about that goal when I was a kid but, as I was only very young and the football coverage in Australia back then wasextremely thin on the ground, I must have missed the highlights package for that week, otherwise it would have been etched on the retinas forever.
The black player is Keith Cassells - I remember his profile being on the back page of a Shoot magazine which I received for my birthday that very year (1982), which rather pissed me off even atthat early age...Always being very partial to Southampton, I was glad that Cassells was at the club for only one season and was never a regular.
Despite following English soccer since the late 1970s I'd never seen that Southampton goal before. Never have I seen it in the hundreds of hours of watching football coverage on BBC, ITV, and other channels. If that had been scored by one of the Big Four (Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, ManU) we'd all know about it. Edited by: Matra1
Matra1 - very true. However, can You imagine if the goal had been scored by the black Keith Cassells instead of Mick Channon? The footage would be played and re-played constantly and the otherwise thoroughly undistinguished Cassells would be a household name.
One thing about these "old" matches which stands out in comparison to today's fare is the players' constant movement off the ball and the inventiveness of the passing. These lads were better footballers than the grossly overpaid heroes of the modern so-called "ultra-professional sport", who are simply athletes churned out by endless academies which train what little individual flair they have straight out of them, making for an all-round inferior spectacle.
Anyway, here's a rather famous and particularly spectacular strike:
MARK HUGHES (Wales) vs Spain - 1985, World Cup Qualifier: