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Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by -DL- » Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:59 pm



If you've seen better, post them :coolas:

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by bracknellhammer » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:06 pm

When you see it from behind the goal, it defies physics!!

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by dasnutnock3 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:11 pm

-DL- wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:59 pm
If you've seen better, post them :coolas:
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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by smuts » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:17 pm

So much dip and curl it just doesn't look real.

Genius.

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by Billydinho » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:18 pm

Took for granted how many great goals I saw from the front row of that stand in the 30 years I say there.

Di Canio, Sinclair v Derby, Benayoun, Ferdinand, Payet and even Thierry Henry’s in 2002.

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by sendô » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:27 pm

I can't remember a better one.

If it was sky they'd be gushing over that one Ronaldo scored against Pompey.


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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by -DL- » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:43 pm

Thing is, that wasn't even the best free kick that Payet scored for us.

This was.



That Ronaldo one isn't a patch on either of those.

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Post by El brooko79 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:50 pm

-DL- wrote:
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Thing is, that wasn't even the best free kick that Payet scored for us.
Nah the Palace one for me. He was so close to goal to get it up and down and that pace. 6 men in the wall. Magic.

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Post by Happyhammer52 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:52 pm

El brooko79 wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:50 pm
Nah the Palace one for me. He was so close to goal to get it up and down and that pace. 6 men in the wall. Magic.
Yep, on another level to the cup game.

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Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:55 pm

Look how close the keeper is to where it goes in, and it still beats him.

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by sendô » Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:55 pm

IIRC one of the Palace players called "see ya" as the ball went up, thinking it'd sail over the bar...

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Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:02 pm

The Palace one over the United one any day.

Off the top of my head, can only really think of that Roberto Carlos goal that had a similar sense of breaking the laws of physics about it and Carlos spent the rest of his career shanking those into Row Z to prove that was a fluke.

Having Payet on free kicks that season felt almost as good as winning a penalty, which was just absurd.

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Post by neil_d » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:05 pm

That free kick goes past the entire opposition XI before hitting the net. There can't be too many goals where that is the case. (I can just think of instances where goalkeepers have accidentally scored from distance.)

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Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:10 pm

neil_d wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:05 pm
That free kick goes past the entire opposition XI before hitting the net. There can't be too many goals where that is the case. (I can just think of instances where goalkeepers have accidentally scored from distance.)
That's true of both the Payet ones on this page, I think? Perhaps not that unusual with free kicks.

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Post by Hammer in Hornchurch » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:19 pm

The Crystal Palace free kick for me.
Me and my son were in the Trevor brooking upper stand,
Its incredible how the ball dipped, we thought it was sailing over.
We are just out of view on that video - in the second row at the front in line with the left post (right post as you watch the video)

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Post by 3hammers » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:57 pm

That Palace free kick is probably the best I've ever seen. I've watched it a million times and it just gets better and better

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by The Straw » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:15 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:18 pm
Took for granted how many great goals I saw from the front row of that stand in the 30 years I say there.

Di Canio, Sinclair v Derby, Benayoun, Ferdinand, Payet and even Thierry Henry’s in 2002.
Imagine that went Henry shot flies over the bar. We win the game. Stay up. Keep the core of that team and build somethi...

Sorry, I couldn't resist pretending to start that classic debate all over again :winker:

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by HammerAl » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:23 pm

Whether it’s the best or not I don’t know. But it is the most unique. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one go in like that before. Every time I watch it I still think it’s going to balloon over the bar!

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by WCpete » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:25 pm

The one ay OT was more satisfying, but the one against Palace was next level. I'd put it up there with the Carlos free kick, or my personal favorite the Cubillas free kick against Scotland in 78 WC.

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Re: Best Free Kick in PL History? Yay or Nay?

Post by Tezza65 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:27 pm

The Palace one for me.

Whatever anybody says,Payet was absolute class.

One of the greatest players I have seen in a West Ham shirt(going over 50 years).

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