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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Bergkamp vs. Newcastle surely isn't one of the best. It's pretty cool but not even a particularly difficult skill. Especially not against Nikos Dabizas.
    Haha yeah. Another example of this is the halfway line goals, which again are pretty cool but are basically the equivalent of executing a fifty yard pass accurately, which isn't that impressive.

    I reckon all things considered the hardest skill to actually do is volleying, particularly when the ball is travelling at a ninety degree angle to where you are hitting it (so for instance Scholes vs Bradford was better than Scholes vs Villa IMO). Thus the first two goals that come to mind are Scholes vs Bradford and Di Canio vs Wimbledon, which, incredibly, if I remember correctly were scored on the same weekend. RVP's last season deserves a mention because volleying over your shoulder must be ****ing difficult as well. I am probably forgetting a couple of examples, but I do think that if we measure the best in terms of how hard the skill is, it is very likely to be a volley of this kind.
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    I think the skill in the Bergkamp goal is pretty impressive really. But there is no denying that Dabizas was an absolute prank player and a competent defender would probably have dealt with things a lot better, and probably prevented the goal.

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    The debate over the best goal always seems to come down to what people rate more highly: skill or aesthetics. Often it's a combination of the two tbf, and often it's team vs individual (in general people seem to prefer the individual) but it's a pretty subjective distinction. If you're going split down the middle a gorgeous team goal with some improbable technique in combination, like Wilshere's, has to be at the top really. Although I'm surprised Shelvey's halfway line volley isn't getting more of a mention considering it's better than Rooney's and, like Halsey says, volleys are incredibly difficult to master, especially from such a distance. It's fresh in the mind too, I'd probably put that second.

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    van Persie vs Charlton is amazing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    van Persie vs Charlton is amazing
    Yeah, it's crazy really. I am not sure I would have it down as the best goal, for me personally. But the thing about that goal for me is that it not only required a huge amount of skill, but a ridiculous amount of athleticism and timing. To connect with a ball moving at that trajectory and speed and not only get a good purchase on it, but rifle it into the roof of the net from the edge of the area, is a phenomenal feat, whichever way you look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    Haha yeah. Another example of this is the halfway line goals, which again are pretty cool but are basically the equivalent of executing a fifty yard pass accurately, which isn't that impressive.

    I reckon all things considered the hardest skill to actually do is volleying, particularly when the ball is travelling at a ninety degree angle to where you are hitting it (so for instance Scholes vs Bradford was better than Scholes vs Villa IMO). Thus the first two goals that come to mind are Scholes vs Bradford and Di Canio vs Wimbledon, which, incredibly, if I remember correctly were scored on the same weekend. RVP's last season deserves a mention because volleying over your shoulder must be ****ing difficult as well. I am probably forgetting a couple of examples, but I do think that if we measure the best in terms of how hard the skill is, it is very likely to be a volley of this kind.
    Rooney vs. Citeh is surely the winner on those grounds. Volleys it from a 90 degree angle, but at head height a yard behind him.
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    Didn't James McFadden score a silly one against Charlton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Yeah, it's crazy really. I am not sure I would have it down as the best goal, for me personally. But the thing about that goal for me is that it not only required a huge amount of skill, but a ridiculous amount of athleticism and timing. To connect with a ball moving at that trajectory and speed and not only get a good purchase on it, but rifle it into the roof of the net from the edge of the area, is a phenomenal feat, whichever way you look at it.
    He does completely shin it though.

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    Yeah, there's an element of good fortune in that respect tbf. Even so, I suspect most players wouldn't even be able to get their shins close to the ball if they attempted to pull it off.

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    Yeah it's still amazing. If nothing else it just looks incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    He does completely shin it though.
    ****ing amazing that you've got the temerity to use that as a stick to beat the RVP one after just nominating Rooney's overhead. jesus

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP7k1QkkhZk

    Brilliant. Obviously Podolski would prove the guy right
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    ****ing amazing that you've got the temerity to use that as a stick to beat the RVP one after just nominating Rooney's overhead. jesus
    Yeah and as all readers of the footy thread know I love Rooney to bits and think RVP's ****.

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    Gonna cream myself next season when the Martinez-Ramsey axis wins the league.

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    Would be such a brilliant buy, bound not to happen though.



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