Great Goal Thread

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  1. Europe

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    The only way they could stop English teams from winning the Euro Cup was to ban them. It seemed kind of harsh to ban all English teams for one incident. I noticed that there does seem to be anti-English sentiments among a lot of people. They always say the English aren't "skilled",but I see just as much skill in the older videos, as well as today. Even the England fans believe this to some degree. I heard Cruyff say that they wouldn't worry when they played England if they lost the ball because the English would give the ball back. I heard someone say that the Dutch Total Football in the 70's wouldn't have been anything without Cruyff. Once he stopped playing they didn't do as well.He carried the team.
     
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    Europe - Cruyff was the finest player of the 1970s (George Best, although only a year older than Cruyff, had boozed and whored himself into oblivion by the early seventies) and one of the greatest of all time. Just as an aside when comparing the two players, when Best was well past his peak hefamously ostentatiously nutmegged Cruyff in 1976 during a World Cup qualifier after bragging that he would deliberately do so [​IMG]: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2005/nov/20/sport.comment4.

    Best was exactly that - the best [​IMG].If only he hadn't overdone the "extracurricular activities"...

    But back to Cruyff. On the one hand, Ajax won three successive European Cups between 1971 and 1973, yet once Cruyff moved to Barcelona they were knocked out at the first hurdle of thefollowing tournament by CSKA Sofia andspun into decline (at least as a force in Europe).On the other hand, Holland reached the final of the 1978 World Cup without Cruyff. Total Football wasn't completely reliant on Cruyff, but he certainly took any team he played in to a completely different level - his tactical awareness was second to none and translated into managerial success in later years.

    Cruyff's ball skills were completely off the dial and he makes the "modern"nonces who fancy themselves as flair players and who are lionised by the media look like shambling lead-footed amateurs. One can only imagine the kind of havoc he would wreak today against defenceswhich aren't allowed to tackle from behind or go in too hard. Here is a Cruyff dribbling compilation - now, that's highly-skilled two-footed play, i.e. real football [​IMG]:

    JOHAN CRUYFF DRIBBLING SKILLS COMPILATION:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU-k-Ots3iY&feature=related

    This type of footage should be screened compulsorily before all football programs so that the brainwashed fans of the "modern professional game" can compare their current plodding idols with the "inferior" players of the "boring and amateur" all-White past. [​IMG]That would sure open some bleary eyes and dispel the carefully-groomed myth of the superior black "skill footballer"...
     
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    Great video and story about Best-Cruyff. I never heard that before. I wish I could see the video of the nutmeg.I didn't know Cruyff wasn't on the 78 team.
    I have heard that the Brazilians don't tackle too hard in Brazil and when they get to Europe they are shocked at the tackling,especially in England, even though it's not as tough as in the past.
     
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    Europe - Cruyff always said that he pulled out of the 1978 World Cup finals tournament in Argentina because of his disapproval of Jorge Videla's military junta. However,a couple of years ago he changed his story, stating that he and his family had been the victims of a kidnapping attempt in 1977, which affected his ability to concentrate on football and therefore meant that he could not give his all for the Dutch team, hence the decision not to play.

    I always admired Cruyff as a player (after all, who wouldn't?), but I never liked the guy. His ingratiatinglytendentiouscomments upon signing for Barcelona about never being able to play for Real Madrid due to that club's association with Franco and "fascism" threw his "moral superiority" and ego into bold relief, as had his earlier walkout on Ajax. All up, the man was a petulant narcissist who viewed himself as some sort of god.

    Have a squiz at the following clip, which features Cruyff's "Phantom" or "Impossible" goal against Atletico Madrid in 1973, during his first season for Barcelona. Great goal, but pay attention to his demeanour and gestures as he poses for a pre-match photo with the little kid in the Ajax shirt - that was Cruyff in a nutshell. Imagine the fun that his managers must have had dealing with such an egoist...

    JOHAN CRUYFF (Barcelona) vs Atletico Madrid - 1973/1974, La Liga:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfvf91EHToo&feature=related

    Enough about Cruyff [​IMG]. Here's a six and a half minute George Best compilation [​IMG]. What really stands out about this vintage footage is the willingness of players to ride tackles (which were often rough as hell) and stay on their feet, as opposed to flopping to the ground androlling about in order to milk a free kick or booking. Some of the grounds are so churned up that they resemble an ill-kept paddock after rain and the balls are old-style leather (much heavier than today's almost plastic affairs), yet Best's control and speed is truly astounding...

    GEORGE BEST COMPILATION (GOALS, DRIBBLING, SKILLS):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs6WTt7atic

    On the subject of Brazilian tackling, Brazilian football has always been quite dirty with the "lesser" provincialclubs in particular often relying on a combination of intentionally uneven, potted, long-grassed pitches and blatant spoiling tacticsto stop more fancied opponents. But, being Brazilians, they were and aremostly plain "dirty", with all the concomitant histrionics,as opposed to "hard" [​IMG]in the Billy Whitehurst, Chopper Harris, or, [​IMG]Vinnie Jonessense. Here,Jones gives an insight into the"mind" ofthe psychotic hard man:

    VINNIE JONES - SOCCER'S HARD MEN:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6vm0x8JpBU&feature=related

    Too bad that I can't find any meaningful contextual footage of Whitehurst, who was a journeyman striker in the 1980s and is generally regarded as the hardest player of the era...

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    great videos .Edited by: Europe
     
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    Here are two goals scored by Polish international Ryszard Tarasiewicz when he was with Neuchatel Xamax in Switzerland. The first is a left foot free kick, while the second is a long-range strike with the right. Unlike most of today's "stars" Tarasiewicz could belt them in with either foot [​IMG]and specialised in particularly spectacular long-range efforts.

    RYSZARD TARASIEWICZ (Neuchatel Xamax) vs Young Boys Bern - 1989/1990 National League A:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyUixQvpAasEdited by: Rebajlo
     
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    is the beautiful try of Bolton's Johan Elmander against Wolves (11-13-2010) the goal of the year in the Premiership? if not, it should certainly be in the mix.

    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asjy2XJnhzU[/tube]
     
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    Bolton looks really white.
     
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    MARCO VAN BASTEN (Ajax Amsterdam) vs Den Bosch - Eredivisie, 1986:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PPrgGY5YJQ

    Now, just for a bit of comical contrast, here is another goal which, in it's way, is just as spectacular...

    CHRIS BRASS (Bury) own goal vs Darlington - League Two, 2006:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds0wEBKuxv8

    This prime-beef belter would even make thepreternaturally ineptblack own goal specialist Frank Sinclair green with envy - that's if the proverbialasparagus tinge would show up on his intelligence-laden mug:

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    Here are a couple of goals by the Swedish striker Ralf Edstrom.

    RALF EDSTROM (Sweden) vs Uruguay - 1974 World Cup, First Round:


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    RALF EDSTROM (Sweden) vs West Germany - 1974 World Cup, Second Round:

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  16. Lisa D

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    @ Rebajlo,

    Thanks for this topic, it's very interesting and some goals are really impressive.[​IMG]

    I haven't found the appropriate topic, so I have decided to present here one of my favourite goalkeepers, Hugo Lloris, from France.

    Enjoy[​IMG]

    [TUBE]FQc2wqEsgHI[/TUBE]Edited by: Lisa D
     
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    Lisa D - Thanks for the kind words. Europe had the excellent idea to initially start the thread [​IMG]and several other posters have also added some very good goals. Hugo Lloris is a brilliant goalkeeper - I'm now tempted to begin a "Great Saves" thread...[​IMG]

    I like to post goals which I remember seeingin the very late 1970s, the 1980s and the early1990s in addition to classicstrikes from the early seventies whichI was too young towitness but have watched on various videos and DVDs. Unfortunately, I'm limitedto what's available on Youtube ...[​IMG]

    I've always admired inventive players with great close control - players which the "modern", black-ladengame sadly lacks. The goal by Hans Krankl against West Germany, for instance,shows this type of high skill level, especially when one watches the slow motion replay.

    Hopefully,brainwashed "fans" who stumbleacross the forum shall view the clips in this thread and begin to realise that the black, Arab and other non-White "stars" foisted upon the public today don't form the pinnacle of footballing prowessas the media leads everyone to believe and that "old White" football was in no way inferior to the current fare. Quite the contrary - the "old White" players provided a far superior positive footballing spectacle than the overhyped, overpaid, overendorsed andoverexposed "multicultural" sides of the present.

    Here is a clip of highlights from the first half ofa European Championship qualifier between Poland and Holland back in 1979. The lead up to the goal in question begins at the 2:05 mark - Zbigniew Boniek scores after some superb close dribbling.

    ZBIGNIEW BONIEK (Poland) vs Holland - European Championship Qualifier, 2 May, 1979:

    [TUBE]F0WQM5sYTkI&feature=related[/TUBE]
     
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    Phenomenal goal by Wayne Rooney today (02/12/2011) to beat Manchester City 2-1.

    Incredible athleticism, balance, and foot-eye coordination...although I'm sure he's a "hard worker", too [​IMG].

    Best of all time?

    [TUBE]JGLYBCZDRfc[/TUBE]


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    you beat me to posting this goal, Highlander ... but since YouTube has taken your vid down, here's another version. hopefully, they won't remove this one.

    what a spectacular finish by Rooney!

    [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gxwOoCDZlY[/tube]
     
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    Those rat-bastads!

    Thanks, Jimmy.
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    Highlander - That was indeeda greatstrike by Rooney, but there have been plenty of these kinds of bicycle kick goals [​IMG], for exampe:

    MAURO BRESSAN (Fiorentina) vs Barcelona - 1999/2000 Champions League, First Group Stage:

    [TUBE]wXlrN1Sq_cE[/TUBE]
     
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    Nice goal there, too. I thought you might have something to say about that [​IMG]. Here's another great one from Marco Van Basten in 1986:
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    Highlander - That's one of Marco van Basten's most famous goals. I had posted it earlier on this page [​IMG], in the post which featured Frank Sinclair's ugly black boat... [​IMG]

    Here is van Basten's most famous goal:

    MARCO VAN BASTEN (Netherlands) vs Soviet Union - Euro 1988 Final:

    [TUBE]-J_DwsO9bIY[/TUBE]

    I remember seeing this one live in the early hours of the morning. I was still in high school, a bona fide,full-blownfootball fanaticsitting in the living room, wrapped in a blanket as it was a real brass monkey night, and a bit disappointed at having to keep the TV volume down in order to avoid waking my parents [​IMG]. Edited by: Rebajlo
     
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    Look at this quote from DAvid Hirshey's column at ESPN about Rooney's goal. He actually uses the word athleticism.

    "What took the breath away was the otherworldly combination of athleticism, technique and confidence on display. Nani's cross from the right flank was targeted for Rooney's head but a slight deflection caused it to spin behind the striker. In a split second, Rooney had both the physical and mental dexterity to adjust his body to the altered flight of the ball, turning his back to goal and launching himself off the ground in a sliver of space between Kompany and Micah Richards. So ferocious was the power with which Rooney's right instep met the dropping orb that Joe Hart never moved a muscle before picking the ball out of the net.

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    JEAN-PIERRE PAPIN (AC Milan) vs FC Porto - 1992/1993 Champions League, Group Stage:


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