Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Goals: Niall Quinn

It's been a while since I bothered with a Great Goals post.  So many of the videos I linked to have gone missing that I feel like there's hardly a point to it anymore.  But in truth, there is plenty of reason.  There are still lots of great goals out there, and some were scored by tall, lanky, goofy Irishmen.

When you think of Niall Quinn (which is often, I'm sure) you probably think tall, goofy, lanky target man for Ireland.  You have clearly forgotten what a ridiculous genius he was with heavy, heavy topspin.  

You may think the video I'm posting is a total fluke.  But if you think that, you don't know the body of Quinn's work, which was exclusively powerful headers, easy far post finishes, and "total flukes".  Those three types of goals are about evenly split in his ouevre.  Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands together for one of the most likely good-with-his-feet strikers, The Precursor to Jan Koller and Peter Crouch, Niall Quinn!

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