Albertzs long range shots

Baba Booey

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#20
Ronald Koeman could whack a ball but wasn't a match for Der Hammer.

Didn't he keep injuring our Goalkeepers during training? I'm sure either Klos or Niemi ended up with metal screws in their hand after saving an Albertz shot.
 

Gheorghe_Hagi

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#22
A massively underrated one is his goal against Aberdeen in the Orange Cup Final. I think it kind of gets forgotten about because it bounced over the line then back out to be headed back in by Rod Wallace (and they had Robbie Winters in goal) but it was still an incredible strike. He was closer to the half way line than the goal I reckon.
 

Xavi Hernandez

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#26
When we got a free kick just outside the box and big Jorg stepped up I felt like it was a penalty to us, such was my confidence he would score.

Always remember a last minute free kick v Hearts at Ibrox when it was 0-0. Big Jorg stood over it and the whole stadium knew he would score it. And he did.
 

Greigorypeck

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#30
The Hammer was my hero back then.
Absolutely love that man.
In his dvd at the end when he’s clearly emotional after being entered into the hall of fame, I was greeting like a wee lassie so I was. :))
 

BrownBrogues

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#34
How I wish we could have him again. I thought Advocat's treatment of him was shocking.
Don’t think Dick appreciated the smoking and his lack of tracking back. Jorg admitted that on 9 in a row thing on the BBC he didn’t drink but after training under Smith the Players would hit the pub so he smoked instead, he said Smith would shout from the touch line track back, but he said he couldn’t cause the fags.
 

jackstar

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#35
Don’t think Dick appreciated the smoking and his lack of tracking back. Jorg admitted that on 9 in a row thing on the BBC he didn’t drink but after training under Smith the Players would hit the pub so he smoked instead, he said Smith would shout from the touch line track back, but he said he couldn’t cause the fags.
Cruyff did as well sure and he wasn't too bad,mate.
 
#40
Opposition teams absolutely shat themselves (rightly so), when a freekick anywhere outside the box was awarded, and chants of ALBERTZ....ALBERTZ....ALBERTZ rose all around the stands.
Hairs in the back of your neck went up, awaiting the inevitable piledriver that was headed goal bound!
Very rare to see anyone take on a shot from anywhere close to distances the big man did with ease.
 

Rudolph Hucker

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#41
Big Amo could give it some on occasion, Coop has been mentioned but I can’t think of anyone who could hit the ball as hard, as accurately and as often as The Hammer. Not even Konterman :))
 

Thommo2006

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#44
When he took penalties he very rarely skelped them. I remember one he took v hearts at tynecastle belted it down the middle it hit roussets leg and came out. The ball took its first bounce close to the halfway line. Roussets leg must have been red raw for days
 
#45
In terms of consistent straight line power, you'll struggle to name many players who were as good/better than Albertz. Batistuta comes to mind but I'm sure there are a couple of others I'm forgetting.
 
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