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



Bottom line is there is no keeper so although it is very long distance you are only asking a professional footballer to hit a totally empty goal whilst under no pressure from an opponent. I wold expect a top professional (in training at least) to be able to hit the target at lest 7 times out of 10. OK there is a bit of added pressure because there is a crowd etc but still.
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I see what you mean.....

There's no 'touch of brilliance' having time and shooting long range at an open goal.

Its a good goal and he did keep his cool,but the keepers to blame.

I don't agree with keepers coming up for corners anyway loz! (Paul Robinson)

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You know, to be fair, the great Pele would love that goal. All his career he wanted to score a goal from the half way line. Even taking to - at the end of his career - trying to shoot / score right from the kick off.

And alas I don't think he ever did.

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Because it's unexpected, I suppose.

I don't agree with keepers coming up for corners anyway loz! (Paul Robinson)

Well if it's very near the end of the game and you're losing, then why not? Especially in a cup game where you've got nothing to lose.

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The keeper coming up for a corner can cause considerable confusion for defences as they are unlikely to have a designtaed man to mark him - thus it can be a good tactic in the dying seconds.

As for Pele - no denying it is a good thing on a personal level, a nice thing to be able to claim to have done, but I don't see the reason why these sort of goals ever get included in goal of the season contests. Ones like Beckham's against Wimbledon are a bit different because he actually noticed the keeper off his line and hit it perfectly, the one in the clip above is from longer distance but the player knew the keeper was nowhere so he knew all he ahd to do was hit the target.

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Nothing really special, but still, scoring from half the pitch isn't something you do everyday and it's not that easy to hit the goal (empty or not).

I also have to say that I really like Diego. Great young player that is bound to end up in a much bigger team soon.

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I was quite impressed TBH.

The ball stayed up for so long and if it had dipped the defender might have got a head to it.

If Lamps scored one like that i'd go mental, especially if it meant a win

Well yeah, it's the novelty factor as much as anything else. Or maybe the unexpected. Like, you're watching the game, the ball's in our half of the pitch with nothing on. One of our players takes an almighty punt and it's in the back of the net. Got to love it!

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Bottom line is there is no keeper so although it is very long distance you are only asking a professional footballer to hit a totally empty goal whilst under no pressure from an opponent. I wold expect a top professional (in training at least) to be able to hit the target at lest 7 times out of 10. OK there is a bit of added pressure because there is a crowd etc but still.

You think that he would score that 7 times out of 10? I can't see that. It's the first time I have watched that goal and I would say 1 in 10 wouldn't be a bad effort in those circumstances. Even just in practice with no other players I bet you 5 out of 10 hitting the net would be good from there.

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I think this one is a very good goal, because Diego's at an angle, inside his own half, and has a defender to beat as well, but I see Loz's point. Alonso's two goals like this were pretty poor, the Luton one there was no 'keeper in sight and the Newcastle one was due to a goalkeeping error.

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I have to think that's a lot more difficult than it looks....he's running for one thing, not hitting it like a set piece. Then you have to judge power...too short and the defender who had scrambled back might have kept it out. Too long and well, you can see it would have bounced over! Then you can't put too much curl on it or it goes wide.

I'd stop short of the announcer's hysteria but it's somewhere between the greatest goal ever seen and a pedestrian, run-of-the-mill goal.

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