From the Guardian – The Joy of Six: Training-ground set-piece goals From Ernie Hunt’s classic to a magic Matt Le Tissier moment, here are half a dozen goals created on the training ground
Watching La Tissier was a great treat during the 90’s, and that’s the same timeframe Cantano
It’s often said that Matthew Le Tissier didn’t make the most of his sublime talent, though only by the clumpish and irritating. The man scored pretty much every memorable goal of the 1990s, for goodness sake, barely having to break into a brisk walk, never mind a run, for a single one.
From his long-range thrike against Blackburn Rovers to his juggling act at the Dell versus Newcastle United, nearly all Le Tissier’s strikes were instinctive, of course. Which is one of the reasons why this effort stood out from the crowd: a simple ball rolled back by Jim Magilton, allowing Le Tissier time and room to flick it into the air and brush a dipping volley into the net.
Insouciance in art form, it was Le Tissier’s career in microcosm; in fact it could only have been more definitive had he been holding a parcel of fish and chips under one arm while using the back of his free hand to stifle a yawn. A simple trick, granted, but then there’s nothing like watching the experts executing the basics just so. Football’s version of Delia boiling an egg.
If you made it this far and your a Manchester United fan, you’re about to be rewarded. Go back to the original link above and check out the final two videos and some old time views of one of my favorite players – Gordon Strachan – and Alex Ferguson as Strachan’s manager first at Aberdeen and then in his first month at ManU.