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Osman's Goal

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Having watched Osman's goal can't help but wonder why a bigger fuss wasn't created over it. He ran from the half way line, beat a few players and tucked it away brilliantly. Surely a goal of the month contender? If Lampard / Gerrard / Rooney / Ronaldo did it would the reaction have been the same?
Declan Brown, Belfast     Posted 27/11/2007 at 14:13:45

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Dan Mckie
1   Posted 27/11/2007 at 14:54:30

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Your right Declan,it was a great goal and I think the only reason it didnt get more fuss was because it was 1 of 7 goals and the team performance overshadowed anything individual on the day! Had it been 1-0 and that was the goal then I think it would be a different story!
Seamus Murphy
2   Posted 27/11/2007 at 14:54:37

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Not a lot of fuss probably due to the fact that they were already 6 - 1 down and time was nearly up. Great goal though
Richard Porter
3   Posted 27/11/2007 at 15:57:07

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One of the Sunday papers described it as reminiscent of Paul Gascoigne in his prime. May have been the telegraph.
Keith Glazzard
4   Posted 27/11/2007 at 16:35:04

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Totally agree with Declan - but its what we have come to expect. A few more results from good performances and we’ll start to eat into that, but there is a very, very long way to go.

Relocating to London would help, but that might upset a few people.

Leon is now looking like the player we know he can be. His goal against Larissa is as good as anyone is going to score this season, and now he shoots on sight. The rest of his play is up a few notches, and it just goes to show that good players play well in good teams. The same players can struggle in struggling sides.

And one last point - the media might say crap like Sunderland bad : Everton who? But football pros know what’s going on, and that means that in future, players we want to come to EFC are much more likely to come.
Andrew Gilbert
5   Posted 27/11/2007 at 19:42:09

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Whilst we all witnessed the miracle of not being the last game on MOTD, clearly the programme is under the some distrubing RS spell. Most of the very quick analysis was about Sunderland rather than highlights of the good EFC build up play. Osmans goal was pretty much forgotten.
Lee Gorre
6   Posted 27/11/2007 at 20:03:54

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The pass from Pienaar for the 2nd at Derby where he bent it in with the outside of his right foot was quality, not one comment about it in the commentary or analysis afterwards. The day before Lampard played an almost identical pass in for Chelsea in their 6-0 over City and the "experts" raved over it.

We have to face it that Everton?s face just doesn?t fit in the Premier League era.
Mark Pendleton
7   Posted 27/11/2007 at 20:11:07

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This reminds me of the supposed "wonder goal" mentioned each time someone does a piece on Kevin Davies - that he scored against us at Goodison for Southampton. That one has always infuriated me as it was shocking defending in the extreme.

Great goal from Ossie though!
Dave Dix
8   Posted 27/11/2007 at 20:44:47

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It's because he wasnt closed down at all and the defending for the goal was absolutely shocking. It was still a good goal but when you watch it back a few times and keep an eye on the defensive movement of Sunderland. It's pretty clear why no one is creaming over it so much, he basically ran from the half line to penalty area without a sunderland player even chasing him down...
Keith Glazzard
9   Posted 27/11/2007 at 21:42:17

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But he did.

He did pick up the ball. He did run from the halfway line. He did outpace (ok demoralised) midfielders and defenders, swerve to the left, check to the right, smack it in from some distance.

And knew exactly what he was doing every step of the way, having run his cotton socks off for most of the game.

Evertonians should always remember this goal - who cares about media crap anyway?

ps - a mate of mine didn?t know that you can see all of last weekend?s goals from the VirginMedia home page. Just in case.

Evelyn Mason
10   Posted 28/11/2007 at 12:05:21

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Was not exactly Maradona or the saudi arabian at the world cup in 1994 but yes it did get my attention. Mind you being six goals up at that stage my mind was elsewhere and thinking where can we go from here.

One other thing. Any evertonians living in the CT9 region of England has the unique opportunity to meet none other than Neville Southall and Tony Cottee at the newly developed five a side centre outside of the Hartsdown Park Football Ground on Sunday December 9th.

Also in attendance will be.... A certain big nosed liverpool legend who spoiled two fa cup finals for us and razor ruddock.

Warren Barton and Mark Bright will also be on hand.

Alternatively call 01843 221769 for more Information.

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