THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

5 January ~ Tim Howard looked rather bashful when his defenders joined him to celebrate his wind-powered goal last night, but he should be proud to join a surprisingly large list of goalscoring keepers. The Coin Toss blog have compiled a few of their favourites, with this outrageous effort from a keeper in French Guyana the pick of the bunch.

Comments (5)
Comment by geobra 2012-01-05 15:44:33

Tim Howard's goal reminds us just how many goals come about purely by chance and have nothing to do with one team playing better than another. Sometimes, like the attempted cross that turns into a shot or the complete miskick that becomes an assist, they are actually the result of the opposite of what the player intended to do. In a results-driven age, we would do well to remember this from time to time.

I suppose, though, that given the extremely windy conditions it's always possible that Howard meant it!

Comment by jasoñ voorhees 2012-01-05 23:08:27

North Brunswick Township High School represent.

1996 Greater Middlesex County Tournament Quarterfinal
South Brunswick HS 3:0 North Brunswick Township HS

Comment by jertzeeAFCW 2012-01-06 09:39:49

Bloody Route 1 rubbish......

Comment by drew_whitworth 2012-01-06 14:28:37

One of the advantages of a goalie coming forward for a corner/free-kick seems to be that they often don't get marked, because no one's tasked with picking them up. This certainly seemed to be the case with the Palop goal (no. 10 on the Coin Toss list) - that was the simplest of headers, he was totally unmarked.

Comment by geobra 2012-01-06 18:44:00

It was also true of Michele Rampulla's goal for Cremonese against Atalanta in 1992, the first of its kind in Italy and still celebrated nearly 20 years later. It brought his team a 1-1 draw, but they still went down.

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