Moments from games that were different than you thought you remember

NorthAntrim

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Edu last minute against Lisbon in 2011. Came out the ground that night certain it was Papac that tapped it in. Only a few days later when I watched the highlights I seen it was Edu.
 

TN8

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Jonas Thern's screamer v the vermin. Footage wasn't as readily available back then, me and my brother argued for years over it. He said it was from a clearance from a corner, I said it was a free kick we launched into the box from quite far out.

And now that I've sat and typed that I've forgotten again who was right! I'm sure it was me?!
 

Maximus

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in the other thread about long distance goals, i remember hateley hitting it from 40yards with the ball slowly rolling towards goal it bobbles up over the keeper, it was nothing of the sort. 40yard hit that went under the keeper.
Against thistle at firhill? Oops just seen the other thread, that's not how I remember it at all....
 

defender

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One that always sticks in my mind is Derek Johnstone's bullet header against Wales.

I always thoutght that was way further out than it actually was (someone on FF managed to find a clip a few years back). Still one of the best and most powerful headers you're ever likely to witness but not as far out as I'd always believed.
I was convinced it was from well outside the box too
 

icrfc

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In my first Old Firm game (in 1979) Roy Aitken was sent off for a chest high challenge on Ally Dawson. For years I had remembered it as a challenge on John MacDonald until a conversation with Stephen Millar on Rangers archives.
 

Paisleyprod

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I was sure Goram had an amazing save v Bucharest at Ibrox like the pierre v h one. Cant find it anywhere. Maybe I imagined it lol
 

HillbillyRFC

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Bit of a daft one but we all will all have them.

Scrolling through twitter this morning on the way to work and watched a video of Bert Konterman hitting his thunderbastard against the bheasts.

Over the years, my mind has somehow conditioned me to think it was from a lay off from a free kick and not a cut back from open play!

Any that come to mind?
This is actually the goal I was going to post about before I read your OP.

I was young at the time and near the front of Hampden which may be the reason for this but: I was certain he scored that goal from just outside the centre circle in their half.

If you asked me for £1 million where the ball was hit I'd say just outside the centre circle and get it wrong.
 

baselbear

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Orjan Persson's bicycle kick from the edge of the box. At the match, it looked like a rocket that went straight from boot to top corner.
It stayed that way in my mind until I saw it a few years ago and it swerved as much as Nakamura's one against us.
 

RoyalBurghGer72

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One that got me recently was when Heart and Hand were doing the greatest games run down.

For the 2-2 Champions League game against Marseille, I could have sworn the McSwegan got the equaliser late on, not got the first to bring us back into the game.

Even checked wiki and UEFA site that night to make sure they were right, but somewhere still in my head its a late equaliser.
I'm the same with that one. Had this debate years ago & then Google proved me wrong
 

charlie_snowball

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Mo Johnston's overhead kick against Cyprus. I was in the North Stand, towards the Rangers end and I could have sworn he hit it from closer to the angle of the 18 yard box. He was on the edge of the 6 yard box as it turns out.
 

Jake

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Alex Miller's half volley at Parkhead from wee Bud's throw-in. In my imagination it was from about 20+ yards when in fact it was just inside the box. can still see it in my minds eye watching it from the Rangers end soaring in from well outside the box.
 

HandsomeHead

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The 4-4 game against the Yahoos shortly before Wallace got the elbow was one I remembered as being on a cold, sunny day.

It wasn’t. It tipped it down.
 

huistra23

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When we beat the tims in the penalty shootout,after the celebrations,on the park,for a minute I couldn't understand why their were so many leaving before the trophy presentation.
Another was years before,we beat Kilmarnock away,and it was announced over the tannoy,they had drawn with Morton at the piggery, meaning we'd won the league, unfortunately Gemmell(s a bassa) scored in the 20th minute of added time.so we hadn't.
 

Unicorn

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Gazza getting sent off at the piggery. For years I thought it was the game we lost 2-0 at new year but it was actually a 1-1 draw when negri scored and they equalised right at the end.
 

Paisleybear30

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Jonas Thern's screamer v the vermin. Footage wasn't as readily available back then, me and my brother argued for years over it. He said it was from a clearance from a corner, I said it was a free kick we launched into the box from quite far out.

And now that I've sat and typed that I've forgotten again who was right! I'm sure it was me?!
I was searching for footage of this goal for years until i realised I'd wasted all that time looking for Stale Stensaas
 

Sandy76

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Bit of a daft one but we all will all have them.

Scrolling through twitter this morning on the way to work and watched a video of Bert Konterman hitting his thunderbastard against the bheasts.

Over the years, my mind has somehow conditioned me to think it was from a lay off from a free kick and not a cut back from open play!

Any that come to mind?
I'm sure he scored against Dundee with a lay off from a free kick.
Although that went in the bottom corner.
I think!
 

Dugsy

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Alex Miller's half volley at Parkhead from wee Bud's throw-in. In my imagination it was from about 20+ yards when in fact it was just inside the box. can still see it in my minds eye watching it from the Rangers end soaring in from well outside the box.
Full volley
 

Bumplittledipper

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Posted this before, but I remember a game at the piggery where Terry Hurlock straight from kick off makes a beeline for that bastard Grant and tears his shorts off. Grant has to go off after 8 seconds in his skid mark stained Ys to get new shorts. Cant find footage anywhere and fellow Bears look at me as if I am a Gerry McNee/Nikla Sturgeon hybrid when I ask them.
 

Leeonell Tidy

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I was convinced we had only lost 2-0 to Ajax! it was only when I got back to the pub in Ruglen & seen the STV news the next day I found out it was 4-1!! (Space cake & Heineken Loyal)
 

Gazrfc

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For some reason, I thought kyriakos’ header v Porto in the 3-2 game was much further out than it actually was! I seen a video of the goals on here recently and I couldn’t believe it
 

Carson's Cat

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Jonas Thern's screamer v the vermin. Footage wasn't as readily available back then, me and my brother argued for years over it. He said it was from a clearance from a corner, I said it was a free kick we launched into the box from quite far out.

And now that I've sat and typed that I've forgotten again who was right! I'm sure it was me?!
That's your brother gubbed, mate. It was a clearance from a free kick. My (then) Mrs and I had gone to northern Denmark for a break. She was up the duff with our first and had a tricky time with her family and needed some time away.

We stayed in a typically nice Scandi-style hotel and had a good lunch. So after 'a wee cuddle' she was snoring like a hippo and I clicked on the telly (sound muted) to see if I could find a Sports channel.

30 seconds in I saw this:


Not boasting much but it was only the 2nd best strike of the day ;)
 

brissybear

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I wasn’t at this game as I got married this day. 21 / 2 / 1981. We were away at Parkhead. As I was getting married at 4 pm I heard about the first 10 minutes on the radio. Rangers were leading 1/0 when the taxi arrived to take me to the Kirk. After the wedding walking out the Kirk I asked a friend what the score was. He said we lost 2/1. It was only 2 year ago that I found out it was 3/1.
 

Gascoigne8

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Watching the Rangers archives most of the lower league stuff I feel like I’m watching for the first time despite being at every game
 

Kris1872

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I always thought Amo's free kick in the 4-2 took two deflections. I was absolute sure of it and argued it did many a time.
Watched it the other day and saw it only took one deflection.
 

RabSpackman

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I was convinced that Laudrup’s goal in the 3-3 game against Them was hit from outside the area - he was closer to the 6 yard box than anything!
 

Peter_OHanrahahanrahan

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For years afterwards I recalled the Ehiogu goal at the Stade de Gadd as a late winner- not stoppage time late, but certainly last 10/15mins or so.

It was actually in the 50th minute.
 

Ziltoid

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Chris Woods penalty miss. Always been convinced it was in the 8-0 cup game against Stranraer in '89, not the European Cup game against Valletta in '90.
 

servicepoint

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Remember against the Mhanks at Ibrox Goram kicking the ball off Di Canios back 3 times as he was walking away, Di Canio was going absolutely mental after the first one, Giram shrugged his shoulders and mockingly apologised only to do it again. Nobody round about me saw it as they were all looking back up the pitch. Now I’m not sure if it even happened once never mind twice or three times:oops:

edit
Now I’m thinking back I’m sure there was some footage of the incident but I think they only caught the last time he hit him:cool:;)
 
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