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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:14 pm

Big George wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Paolo v Watford at home in PL 11/9/1999.

Can't find the video but it was the cheekiest thing I've ever seen. went round the wall the "wrong" way. Tight angle, wall left looking stupid, keep completely stuffed.

It's at around the 47 sec mark [ I think ] .



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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by donotgethot » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:43 pm

I think all the best and obvious ones have been mentioned.

I'm pretty sure Cresswell has scored a few others. I seem to remember a cracker against Stoke and one against Man City. There's probably others.

Others that spring to mind are Vaz Te vs Cheltenham, Diamanti vs Birmingham.
I'm guessing Nobby Solano must have got a couple in his time with us.

I'm hoping someone makes a compilation video!

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:18 pm

Payet again, this time away to Blackburn Rovers in FA Cup. As said, best ones already mentioned, but this one stands out because we were at the other end of the ground and my son was filming it on his phone and as soon as Payet hit the ball we all knew it was going in.
A Payet free kick that season was like when penalty was awarded in the 80's when Tonka took them - an assumption that he won't miss! Although I must admit I never expect Noble to miss these days either!

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Billydinho » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:35 pm

I vaguely remember Sheringham taking one with his left foot to really take the p*ss. I think it was against Stoke?

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by James P » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:45 pm

Billydinho wrote:
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I vaguely remember Sheringham taking one with his left foot to really take the p*ss. I think it was against Stoke?
He scored a left foot free kick against Sheffield United in 2004.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Westbourne Bill » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 pm

Payet vs Palace for me.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Remo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:08 pm

Honourable mention - Diamanti vs Brum:


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Re: Your top three free kicks

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I'm sure we scored a free kick like this in the 70's? Lampard? Brooking f***?

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Barnet Steve » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:48 pm

Big George wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:42 pm
Paolo v Watford at home in PL 11/9/1999.

Can't find the video but it was the cheekiest thing I've ever seen. went round the wall the "wrong" way. Tight angle, wall left looking stupid, keep completely stuffed.
The day my daughter was born. Was sitting in the car eating a sarnie (they sent Dads out when lunch trolley came round for some reason) when it went in!

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Big George » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:36 pm

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:14 pm
It's at around the 47 sec mark [ I think ] .


Cheers TOMOS, I might have overestimated the "wall"

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by PlaistowIron » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:44 pm

I think the top 3 have been well covered... honourable mention for Lanzini against Leicester. Was decent.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Rio » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 pm

Payet v Man Utd in the cup. Absolute perfection
Tevez v Tottenham
Dicks at the City Ground.

Honourable mentions for Payet v Blackburn & Palace & tony gale v Coventry

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by The Collector » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:44 pm

On the night, I thought that Galey’s against Liverpool was the best I had ever seen us score. However, Payet’s away against Man U in the Cup was pretty special.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by smuts » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:03 pm

e17 wrote:
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I was right in front of that....it was like a rocket.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by PF. » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:31 am

Galey scored a belter in front of the south bank



Dicksy hit one against Shilton’s Derby in the league cup QF 2nd replay (I think) in front of the north bank. It was indirect and he thumped it from about 30 yards. Cant find it online,

Then I guess it’s a toss up between Tevez against Totts (for drama) or Payet at Old Trafford (for sheer brilliance). I’ll go with Payet.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by kitthehammer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:07 am

Dicksy scored quite a few decent ones

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by S-H » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:10 am

Forgotten all about this absolute rocket!


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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by Coops » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:43 am

Not a stunner like the others mentioned but one of my favourite was taken by Payet but scored by Ogbonna versus Liverpool in the cup. It was in something like the 121st minute.
We were high up in the gods looking directly down on it. We were surrounded by a few different small groups of real old characters, none of us knew each other before the game, but when that went it we were all hugging like life long friends.

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Re: Your top three free kicks

Post by e17 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:48 am

Payet’s v Man U would be my #1 by an absolute mile

Never been in a ground where almost everyone was borderline celebrating BEFORE the ball had been hit.

The fella had a fleeting moment where he was the best footballer I honestly think we’ve seen in C&B over the last 30 years

It was like another bloke turned up for the majority of games at Stratford though :P

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