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No place for Matty Taylor

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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Writer:pompeyrug
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...
pompeyrug
02/06/2007 10:25:00
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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!
Goofle
02/06/2007 10:28:00
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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?
pompeyrug
02/06/2007 10:34:00
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If he was playing for Man Utd (or if Rooney/Ronaldo score it), it would've been right up there.
Tantona
02/06/2007 11:05:00
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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!!!
CharlieChimes
02/06/2007 12:38:00
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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!
toffeetower
02/06/2007 14:58:00
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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
russellm
02/06/2007 15:00:00
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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.
pompeygray
02/06/2007 15:26:00
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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.
CharlieChimes
02/06/2007 15:41:00
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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.
storagematt
02/06/2007 17:21:00
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