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Spectacular goals are match winners

dave clarkeOn Saturday the opposition goalkeeper took a goalkick and my attacking midfielder volleyed it straight back into the net. Spectacular goals do a lot for your teams’ confidence – and for the confidence of the opposition. Moral boosting for your team but strength sapping for your opponents.

There was a collective gasp from the parents followed by a roar of approval – it’s hard to stay calm when a goal like that goes in. I felt for the opposition coach whose team had done so well to keep my attackers at bay – there was no stopping this shot.

When spectacular goals go in it always seems to be for the team that wins. In the match between Villarreal and Osasuna in January midfielder Ruben ‘Cani’ Garcia produced a David Beckham-style goal.

A spectacular lob from just inside Osasuna’s half by Cani, 29, helped Villarreal to a 4-2 victory over Osasuna.

“You attempt these goals but they only rarely come off. I saw the keeper slightly off his line and luckily it turned out well,” said the Villarreal man.

On the first day of the English Premier League season in 1996 David Beckham helped himself become a household name with a similar goal against Wimbledon – interestingly enough he did so in shoes custom-made for Charlie Miller of Glasgow Rangers – the name “Charlie” was embroidered on boots – which had been given to Beckham by Adidas by mistake.

Watch the goals below:


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I need a practice routine for 8-9 year old boys that most have 2 seasons in.
I am told that kids need games not drills.
What can you offer?

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