Saturday, December 30, 2006

Great Goals: Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier is one of those guys whose name rings a bell. Vaguely legendary English player. But he played for rather scrapple like Premiership teams, and he played when England, as a team, wasn't all that special.

But Matt Le Tissier was quite fucking Special. Miwacar has a DVD of the Best Goals of the first Decade of the Premiership, and Le Tissier is all over it, and in fact has 2 of the Top 10 Goals, between 1992-2002. Here's one. Look at the skill here. The dribble run makes the defenders look like they don't even care about stopping him. They do care. They just can't. The finish looks almost lackluster, because it was that fucking easy for Le Tissier. You'll be seeing more of him, and Dion Dublin, and Stan Collymore in the weeks to come.

For now, just enjoy this.


Jerious Norwood said...

I love it when a sport looks more boring as the players display more skill. Maybe Seth Blatter should listen to Barnyard's suggestion of doing away with the offsides rule

The Fan's Attic said...

scrapple...i just learned about that stuff a few weeks sure doesn't sound very appetizing.

Badcock said...

I can't believe I'm commenting on a soccer-related post, but this is really a scrapple-related post.

Scrapple is delicious. I love it. Slice it, fry it, learn it, live it, love it.

Jerious Norwood said...

I would like to learn of this scrapple thing. Any suggestions?