The Mols turn

Ramloyal

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When I was young I wasn't really interested in football (which I regret now as we had some incredible players in the 90s) it was seeing Mols play that got me into football.. went from never kicking a ball in my life to practicing the wee turns for hours on end (and falling on my arse constantly).
 

gerrard32

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Had been thinking can we not get him to teach it to Alfie and Defoe, an hour a day just doing that trick
 
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bluenosebazza

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Had been thinking can we not get him to teach it to Alfie and Defoe, an hour a day just doing that trick
I used to do it at 5's. You needed to know you were doing it well before the pass came cos it takes a lot of effort, pushing back off from your left leg once youve moved your weight that direction is difficult and counterintuitive. Its not very often i got the chance to try it. Worked a dream when you pulled it off though.
 

No Surrender

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I used to do it at 5's. You needed to know you were doing it well before the pass came cos it takes a lot of effort, pushing back off from your left leg once youve moved your weight that direction is difficult and counterintuitive. Its not very often i got the chance to try it. Worked a dream when you pulled it off though.
You should play for Rangers
 

gerrard32

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I used to do it at 5's. You needed to know you were doing it well before the pass came cos it takes a lot of effort, pushing back off from your left leg once youve moved your weight that direction is difficult and counterintuitive. Its not very often i got the chance to try it. Worked a dream when you pulled it off though.
So Alfie an Defoe should be training with Mols for a month and perfect this
 

Talktalk

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I used to do it at 5's. You needed to know you were doing it well before the pass came cos it takes a lot of effort, pushing back off from your left leg once youve moved your weight that direction is difficult and counterintuitive. Its not very often i got the chance to try it. Worked a dream when you pulled it off though.
My hero, I though it was only MM that could do it without trying, do you have video of you in action by any chance as yours may be a better turn as MM
 

bluenosebazza

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So Alfie an Defoe should be training with Mols for a month and perfect this
It was very difficult to do off the cuff, i could never just do it instinctively because of the effort it took. I needed to plan the movement before the pass came if i had it set up right.

Mols was probably the opposite, he could do it whenever he felt like it.
 

jcdno1

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That turn and his burst of pace of the first 20 yards was incredible!!!

To watch Lilliam Thuram struggle to contain Mols at ibrox was a joy to behold!!!
 

bluenosebazza

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My hero, I though it was only MM that could do it without trying, do you have video of you in action by any chance as yours may be a better turn as MM
It definitely wasnt. Think of a broken down car being pushed along, that was what i looked like pushing back off my left leg.

My mate Drew used to do it as well, he was slightly more graceful but i think i was better at it.
 

Talktalk

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It definitely wasnt. Think of a broken down car being pushed along, that was what i looked like pushing back off my left leg.

My mate Drew used to do it as well, he was slightly more graceful but i think i was better at it.
MM turn never included a broken down car if I remember right.

Surely you or Drew must have footage you can share with us . Didn’t MM push of his right leg ?
I would have screwed myself into the ground trying to do it.
 

Stivenstoune

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Right Club, right man at the right time. We were so unlucky with that injury.
I remember it like yesterday, was sat in my birds now wife’s flat watching the game, I was supposed to be there but I ended up not getting back in time from the states for my flight. That fucking leather chap wearing prick broke my heart that night, even a couple of my German colleagues were sick at that.
 

mark hateley

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That turn when you see it you never understand how it's done.

Hes like a better version of paul Daniel's when he does that move. Mind you the best trick paul Daniel's ever managed was bedding a 30 year old debbie mcghee.
 

markkerrsbackpass

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At 15 years old I got a poster of Mols probably from the old Rangers News. It stood proudly above my bed and I would write a record of every goal he scored on the white border below.

Then while on one of the first few dates with my first proper girlfriend, a bus driver watching the CL game on a portable tv informed me he had just fucked his knee. I couldn't believe it.

To me, he will always be the biggest 'what if' in football, not just for Rangers.
 

CaptainCourageous

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Still sending defenders the wrong way at the age of 48/49. In great condition too, built like a tank.

His 4 goals at home to Motherwell, you just knew he was special.

Another player ruined by injury. Michael Mols, what could could have been.
 

jmac49

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You must be forgetting the turn he done to that donkey that played for the scum .
I like Ryan Kent .But there's no comparison between the two . Watch the turns that Mols did in the box against many teams . Kent doesn't get into the same positions as Mols did .
 

Stuart_WATP

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I done my knee in back in the day trying it. The one where he does it, then does a stepover and goes the other way, he made it look so easy.

Had he carried on without that injury I believe he would be considered alongside Laudrup.
 

jmac49

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I done my knee in back in the day trying it. The one where he does it, then does a stepover and goes the other way, he made it look so easy.

Had he carried on without that injury I believe he would be considered alongside Laudrup.
For me he's up there with Gazza , God,(laudrup)Cooper and Bobby Russell.
 
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