football-related question: how many of the goals you've seen do you still remember?

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Phil. it is Henry, Thierry Henry, pronounced in the French way. I know exactly the goal you mean, and it was an absolute beauty. Henry has just been named as the players' player of the year.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 3 May 2003 10:35 (seventeen years ago) link

The 1989 awful goal Chris refers to is the earliest I can remember.


It was probably the first Liverpool match I watched, I didn't really get it I don't think.

My favourite goal in terms of actual elation is probably Owen's second in the Cup Final against Arsenal, bearing in mind I've had a pretty lean 13 years or so as a Liverpool fan.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 3 May 2003 14:09 (seventeen years ago) link

the first football thing i remember is packie bonner saving that penalty in world cup 90 (i was about eight and didn't really follow football)
i can remember loads of goals though,from dalian atkinson running halfway through the pitch for villa,houghton against italy,yeboah's few great goals,that sort of thing

robin (robin), Saturday, 3 May 2003 18:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Archie Gemmil '78 vs Holland? I do remember it, I'm sure I do, but I used to get this small format magazine which had drawings of great goals in it (as in diagrams) so that could possibly cloud my judgement over other goals.

I remember Tommy Hutchinson's (?) own goal (in off his back?) for/against Coventry in the 'proper' final which led to Ricky Villa's replay Memento Goalie ('remember that you must score').

I remember one of my own own goals as well, a screaming 30 yard aerial bender which had even me nonplussed.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Saturday, 3 May 2003 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Wasn't Aerial Bender in Mott the Hoople?

Mark C (Mark C), Saturday, 3 May 2003 18:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Indeed he was. Clearly he was a star footballer as well, and I failed to notice.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 3 May 2003 18:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, he was. Some of the older boys in my home village were rockers, and the name stuck as an alternative to 'banana shot'. I only found out the Mott the Hoople connection years later. Formative.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Saturday, 3 May 2003 19:03 (seventeen years ago) link

first goals hmm. dimly remember an incredible les ferdinand hat-trick for qpr v everton in 199...3?

sir les fucking ruled

Chip Morningstar (bob), Saturday, 3 May 2003 20:08 (seventeen years ago) link

interesting. i know i first got into football aged 4 when the '86 world cup was on. i also remember asking my dad during that cup if ireland had a team, and him saying "yeah but they suck shit" or words to that effect. i know i watched plenty of english league games, but the first goal i can actually remember seeing is ray houghton's header against england in euro 88. :-)

in terms of greatest elation, well, there are a few.

richie parsons equalising for bray wanderers against sligo (2-2 from 2-0 down: bray were the team most lacking in creativity in the history of football that season, so this isn't as unremarkable as it sounds!)

robbie keane, ireland v germany in the summer.
eric cantona, v liverpool in the FA cup final, 1995 i think.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Saturday, 3 May 2003 20:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I never want to remember any goals scored by Middlesboro.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 3 May 2003 20:34 (seventeen years ago) link


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