Which goal was better? DJ or Novo?

Better goal?

  • Derek

    Votes: 84 44.7%
  • Nacho

    Votes: 104 55.3%

  • Total voters
    188

dh1963

Well-Known Member
Today's vote is between 2 cracking goals scored against Celtic at Parkhead, but they are goals probably not talked about very often as we lost both games 2-1.

Goal 1 is from April 1982 and scored by Derek Johnstone. Rangers were already long out of the title chase, while the opposition were looking likely league champions. The game itself was horribly familiar to those of us who attended these games at that time. We conceded a soft goal early on, then went 2 down in the second half despite being the better team for long spells. When we did score, it was to be a late consolation. But a cracking goal by a player now carrying too much weight and not the player he was. Overweight or not, brilliant chest control and a volleyed finish.

Goal 2 is from April 2008 and scored by Nacho Novo. Rangers were in the middle of a massive run of big games at home and abroad, this game was rearranged from New Year. Remembered more for the sickening injury time winner we conceded which turned out to be a crucial blow in the title race, but our equaliser that night was a fantastic angled strike worthy of winning any game rather than almost forgotten. The wee guy enjoyed a goal against them.

2 scorers of big goals. 2 depressing games at the piggery. 2 great finishes in front of the Rangers end.
But which goal was better?

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erskine bear

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Trying not to be biased, but Novo for me one of his best goals for us behind Sevilla and Dundee United. Real sickener that game though, was that the offside last minute goal game ?.
 

Mr Wilton

Well-Known Member
Today's vote is between 2 cracking goals scored against Celtic at Parkhead, but they are goals probably not talked about very often as we lost both games 2-1.

Goal 1 is from April 1982 and scored by Derek Johnstone. Rangers were already long out of the title chase, while the opposition were looking likely league champions. The game itself was horribly familiar to those of us who attended these games at that time. We conceded a soft goal early on, then went 2 down in the second half despite being the better team for long spells. When we did score, it was to be a late consolation. But a cracking goal by a player now carrying too much weight and not the player he was. Overweight or not, brilliant chest control and a volleyed finish.

Goal 2 is from April 2008 and scored by Nacho Novo. Rangers were in the middle of a massive run of big games at home and abroad, this game was rearranged from New Year. Remembered more for the sickening injury time winner we conceded which turned out to be a crucial blow in the title race, but our equaliser that night was a fantastic angled strike worthy of winning any game rather than almost forgotten. The wee guy enjoyed a goal against them.

2 scorers of big goals. 2 depressing games at the piggery. 2 great finishes in front of the Rangers end.
But which goal was better?

More great @Rangers Archive Footage work.

This has become the highlight of my day outside cracking open a beer, which I don’t do everyday!
 

Orangeandblue

Well-Known Member
Trying not to be biased, but Novo for me one of his best goals for us behind Sevilla and Dundee United. Real sickener that game though, was that the offside last minute goal game ?.
Last minute yes, offside ? Are you not thinking of the 3-2 game that season ?
Loved Nachos goal. Pub absolutely exploded. Sickener at the death...
 

Tonton Zola

Active Member
Trying not to be biased, but Novo for me one of his best goals for us behind Sevilla and Dundee United. Real sickener that game though, was that the offside last minute goal game ?.
Wasn't offside but I'm sure the big diddy that scored the winner made a tackle earlier on in the game that should've been red, maybe that's what your thinking of, sickening either way.
 

erskine bear

Well-Known Member
Last minute yes, offside ? Are you not thinking of the 3-2 game that season ?
Loved Nachos goal. Pub absolutely exploded. Sickener at the death...
Probably mate my bad, I was so young both games are pretty mashed together for me . Absolute sickener for everyone, wee man must have been distraught scoring a worldie then that happening.
 

erskine bear

Well-Known Member
Wasn't offside but I'm sure the big diddy that scored the winner made a tackle earlier on in the game that should've been red, maybe that's what your thinking of, sickening either way.
Probably mate, I was so young at the time and for obvious reasons haven’t watched the goals they scored back. For some reason I always had in my head it was offside :/
 

BlueNoseBlueblood

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Another difficult one dh. DJ has to get the ball down quickly and it's fairly high - great skill, great goal, but nacho has the defence thinking he has only one option in the box/it's all covered, so he stuffs it down their throat! Novo's for me.
 

tottie beck

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Nacho's for me. DJ controls the ball beautifully, but it took a deflection.

Just thinking the wee man certainly lived the dream. 7 winners medals, 6 goals against the taigs, Scored a Cup Final winner, and a goal that took us to a European final. Most of us would sell our kids to achieve that.
 
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nelster

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At risk of making folk miserable. Not seen it back since. The week later in the 3-2 game the ball was zipped across the box at 2-2 about hour gone and Nacho came onto it somewhere similar struck it the exact same outside of foot with power and it flashed by the post by not much.

That one goes in we probably won the league.

Voted Nacho, video stops just before the mobile phone whizzes past them.
 

TCWNS1872

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Despite DJ’s beautiful control and volley being arguably the harder skill to execute, Nacho’s run and shot showed tremendous composure and accuracy.

Regardless of the deflection for DJ’s, I went for Nacho. Another difficult choice though.
 

dh1963

Well-Known Member
Despite DJ’s beautiful control and volley being arguably the harder skill to execute, Nacho’s run and shot showed tremendous composure and accuracy.

Regardless of the deflection for DJ’s, I went for Nacho. Another difficult choice though.
Amazing what you never realise at a match.
I was right behind that DJ shot and it never crossed my mind it took a nick off the defender. But now I see it almost 40 years later! Was a scorer all the way anyway though.
 
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