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No place for Matty Taylor

Somehow the match of the day team have failed to recognise the stunning Matty Taylor goal against Everton from the half way line as a possible candidate for the 2006/07 goal of the season - what is going on!

I was dismayed enough as it was at the time that the goal was not even selected as goal of the month for December, but for it to fail to even make the final cut for goal of the season is just unbelievable - is it not?

Maybe it wouldn't have won the goal of the season - and maybe the goals being taken into account are only the monthly winners - but how on earth has this goal not been at least selected as a candidate - unless as previously mentioned it is only monthly winners that were selected?

I am trying to view this as objectively as possible but am I alone in thinking that a goal of this nature - and let us not kid ourselves these types of goal do not happen that often - should have at least been in the running - should it not have won that goal of the month as it was?

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 2 2007

Time: 10:22AM

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if only the monthly winners have been selected it is fair enough matty taylor has missed out - even tho he should have won decembers anyway - but if it is not only monthly winners how has he not made the final cut...
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02/06/2007 10:25:00

It was a stupid goal anyway! Howard had about 5 seconds to walk back and catch it. Great vision and accuracy but terrible goalkeeping. Got to be Van persies!
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02/06/2007 10:28:00

it wasn't the best of keeping but the vision and accuracy alone you mention Goofle - from the halfway line lets not forget - is reason enough is it not?
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02/06/2007 10:34:00

If he was playing for Man Utd (or if Rooney/Ronaldo score it), it would've been right up there.
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02/06/2007 11:05:00

Tantona, that is exactly what I was muttering last night in a drunken stooper!!!! If any of the top guys had scored that goal BBC, sky & just about everyone would have gone crazy. Their is no doubt in my mind that if it was Rooney, it would have won!!!
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02/06/2007 12:38:00

great goal, silly it wasnt included, but as mentioned, howard's positioning was suspect, nonetheless it takes some ability to hit it as pure as he did and on target, not the first time either!
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02/06/2007 14:58:00

Tantona is of course right and 5 live commented earlier today Alan Shearer has said the same and that it was a travesty that Taylors goal didnt win that month and today that he still feels the same way... recognition in one form or another
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02/06/2007 15:00:00

Personally I don't really care. Taylor could have been given goal of the year and we could have been relegated. Will I celebrate as a result - pig's arse. As great a goal it was this sort of acolade is held within the eye of the beholder/judge or whatever you want to call him. Let's just hope he keeps doing the business and primarily for us, and no need to win a diploma on the way.
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02/06/2007 15:26:00

I think your right pompeygray, I just cant help but get wound up some times! I think regardless of what the bbc say, most people I talk about football to (not all pompey fans!!) recon it was one of the best this season.
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02/06/2007 15:41:00

Considering there quite a few volleys from 20-25 yards flying in you would have thought 40-45 yards would be a cert. No it is considered a fluke. Hansen-Lawrenson saw fit to nominate Scholes volley fromt he edge of the box to be better. Must be a red shirt thing. Not sure why 2 crusty defenders should have the say? I cringed watching.
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02/06/2007 17:21:00

when beckham did it, it was goal of the century, a month later david batty did exactly the same it was overlooked, who remembers that? its a case of the big boys again
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02/06/2007 18:26:00

Shame. That goal needed the player to see that even from that distance a shot for goal was on, have the skill to get it on target and the skill to beat a ex-Manure goalie. Shouls have been Goal of the Season but who cares really - more interested in Pompey fans getting the recog they deserve.
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02/06/2007 23:09:00

Van Persil was jammie, I reckon
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02/06/2007 23:10:00

Good on Moira Shearer for recognising its class though - captain Scarlet hasne clue, though
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02/06/2007 23:13:00

It was a great goal, shame you didnt even get a mention. Its unfortunate but its not like your short of great goals throughout the season.
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03/06/2007 09:53:00

If he was a foreign player it would have been a world beating goal!
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03/06/2007 18:28:00

I just cant help but think that because he has done similar before the perma tans in Shinny Suits (BBC Pundits) believe it is not worth mentioning! Come on Matty try harder next time he will need to be in Pompey's box to get a mere mention!
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04/06/2007 12:59:00

Its easy to forget it was no the volley too!!! I mean, Becks wasnt & look at the hype that got!
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04/06/2007 13:40:00

Absolutely, and Becks had time to think...... it is in slow mo compared to Matty's
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04/06/2007 18:28:00

What do you expect? Its MOTD? its been rubbish for years. Same old format, same old tired pundits reeling off the same old crap, cheeky Lineker with his smartarse lines, very annoying and boring commentators. Football on the BBC isn't about Pompey, its about Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal. They aren't a patch on Sky and never will be. Patrick Berger's goal against Charlton a few years back didn't win anything, neither did Taylor's effort against Sunderland, or his volleyed lob against Arsenal this season. Funny that Wayne Rooney's lob in the Cup was lauded as the best goal ever. Personally I thought Rio Ferdinands own goal was goal of the season. Another own goal for Lineker and the boys. lets hope they lose the rights very soon.
The Rabbi
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05/06/2007 11:19:00

What ever they think i was there and it was truly one of the great goals, the stunned pause before everybody went mad just shows how great it was. So the bbc don't rate it, but the praise and comments of fans of different clubs everywhere are probably worth a lot more to our Matty.
Steve C
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05/06/2007 13:27:00

Right stop moaning and log on to http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=470414&CPID=8&clid=&lid=1490&title=Goal+of+the+season VOTE FOR MATTY TAYLOR'S GOAL V EVERTON. ITS NOW OR NEVER.
The Rabbi
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05/06/2007 17:14:00

Well Done to the Rabbi I say all our moaning and he finds a solution!
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05/06/2007 18:29:00

You don't need to log into SS to do stuff. Anyway, glory supporting Arse fans are voting for Van Persie which is unbalancing the poll.
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05/06/2007 19:05:00

I had totally forgotten about that Patty Berger goal, just watched it on youtube....absolutley amazing!!!
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05/06/2007 20:11:00

MOTD RUBBISH !!!! Rabbi you got that radical streak back again
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05/06/2007 22:36:00

that berger goal against charlton was brilliant wasn't it, the way he flicked it up, turned and colley home in one swift smooth motion was something i will never forget! it was one of the best goals ive seen from a pompey player - still miffed at matty taylor's oversight tho :)
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06/06/2007 00:53:00

Well, for what it's worth I voted for MT's goal. For all its faults, MOTD is still miles better than ITV's debacle. Will take some leave and spend it voting on Sky for THE goal
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06/06/2007 08:17:00


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