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    All-time football misses

    Now that football is a popular past time for members on here, care to add some of your favourite misses in front of goal? This one should take care of a lot of lot of them, look for Kanu's miss after 0:48.

    Here you go

    Credit for this thread should go to BB and Corrin for giving me this idea and Chris Iwelumo
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    Some absolute gold in there. Nice to see Forlan & dear old Ronnie Rosenthal get the credit they deserve too.
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    Hard to look past the last clip on that link Craigos posted, for mine.

    Another candidate is Diana Ross' World Cup '94 cock-up, purely for the context, given that it wasn't even in a match.

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    The misses towards the end are just shocking. Forlan's is terrible.
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    The game is best remembered for Maradona's cheating & stupendously overrated second goal (he avoids two half-arsed attmepts at a tackle, BFD), but Gary Lineker's miss from a header one yard from the goal in the 1986 WC QF is quite special, particularly given the context (i.e. 2-1 down with five minutes left).

    YouTube. Really long clip, I'm afraid. Watch from about 9.50 onwards tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    The game is best remembered for Maradona's cheating & stupendously overrated second goal (he avoids two half-arsed attmepts at a tackle, BFD), but Gary Lineker's miss from a header one yard from the goal in the 1986 WC QF is quite special, particularly given the context (i.e. 2-1 down with five minutes left).

    YouTube. Really long clip, I'm afraid. Watch from about 9.50 onwards tho.
    Lineker didn't touch it. It's the greatest ever goal-line clearance IMO. When you see it zoomed in, the Argentine deliberately dived in front of it then flicked his head back to keep it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Lineker didn't touch it. It's the greatest ever goal-line clearance IMO. When you see it zoomed in, the Argentine deliberately dived in front of it then flicked his head back to keep it out.
    Yeah, I think you're right there. Think that's just an awesome bit of defending.

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    I misread the title and went looking for pics to post itbt



    Can't find a link, should be out there somewhere as it has featured heavily on DVDs and stuff, the worst I've seen in person was when Scott Taylor brilliantly rounded the Ipswich keeper in a 3rd round FA Cup tie in January 99. It was such a fantastic piece of skill. Only thing was, he then hit the post with the goal in front of him.

    He failed to connect with one when in a similar position five minutes later as well.
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    That last one on the link posted by Craigos is a belter. I couldn't work out how the guy was gonna miss short of turning round and clearing it himself. Madness.

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    Gazza Euro 96 is the one that always haunts me, christ alive.

    The Giggs FA cup vs Arsenal miss was one I still find hard to believe, having rounded Campbell and Seaman how he somehow put it over the bar I have never quite worked out.

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    The Gazza one is not that much of a stinker, just that he couldn't get his foot on the ball. Think it was Golden Goal at the time as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Lineker didn't touch it. It's the greatest ever goal-line clearance IMO. When you see it zoomed in, the Argentine deliberately dived in front of it then flicked his head back to keep it out.
    No, you're right, he didn't touch it (we got the corner), but he bloody well should've done. Shearer or Sir Les would've scored. Gary never was much cop in the air.

    Not quite the same level as those Craig posted, but I remember it vividly because of the context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    The Gazza one is not that much of a stinker, just that he couldn't get his foot on the ball. Think it was Golden Goal at the time as well.
    Yeah indeed, it's not so much that he blew it, just that it was literally that had he got a whisker more of a touch on it so much could have been different...sigh.

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    Jason Roberts against Bayer Leverkusen doesn't seem to be there. I almost cried when Roberts missed from three yards out.

    Also miss number 20 from Kieran Dyer isn't that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    The Giggs FA cup vs Arsenal miss was one I still find hard to believe, having rounded Campbell and Seaman how he somehow put it over the bar I have never quite worked out.
    The Giggs one is one of the worst IMO, he had bags of time, whereas misses such as Iwelumo are at least mitigated (albeit only very slightly) by the fact that the ball came at him awkwardly (though this still wouldn't have been a problem had he had a left foot). Misses such as Rosenthal's also fit into the Giggs category IMO.
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