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My Favourite Goal: Stories from sport lovers and people in the football industry

  • Mark Lomas: My Favourite Goal

    Mark Lomas: My Favourite Goal

    While Solskjaer’s injury-time winner against Bayern Munich was the exclamation point on Manchester United’s 1999 Treble-winning season, it was another goal that was arguably the campaign’s defining moment. We couldn’t get tickets to the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park...

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  • Jason Pettigrove: My Favourite Goal

    Jason Pettigrove: My Favourite Goal

    Leo Messi had already stuck a dagger into Real Madrid’s Champions League hopes back in the 2011 semi-final first leg, getting on the end of a whipped Ibrahim Afellay cross with 14 minutes left to play. With three minutes to...

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  • Steve Bartram: My Favourite Goal

    Steve Bartram: My Favourite Goal

    Simple, efficient, pivotal. Of all the 51 goals which punctuated his thrilling 11-and-a-half year Manchester United career, none summed up the utilitarian genius of Roy Keane better than his priceless header against Juventus. For all the spadework shared by a...

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  • Icelandic Football UK: My Favourite Goal

    Icelandic Football UK: My Favourite Goal

    The Icelandic minnows were the shock troops at the Euros. A win in their crucial final group match against Austria would see them qualify from the group stages at their first ever major tournament. Arnor Traustason was the hero of...

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  • Anthony Johnson: My Favourite Goal

    Anthony Johnson: My Favourite Goal

    Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite goal as a manager was the Richie Allen goal for Salford City v Notts County in the FA Cup 1st round back in 2015. We'd already played six games just to get...

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  • Mark Carruthers: My Favourite Goal

    Mark Carruthers: My Favourite Goal

    As a non-league writer, the FA Cup has never lost any of its magic in my eyes. The competition still has the ability to provide shock and amazement year-on-year. It may have lost some of its attraction for the “big”...

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  • Loathed Strangers Podcast: My Favourite Goal

    Loathed Strangers Podcast: My Favourite Goal

    We can all agree that Glenn Hoddle is a legend Tottenham Hotspur. However, there is a small enclave of the football community that remember him for a small, yet glorious, part of his career: Player-Manager of Swindon Town (1991-1993). Hoddle...

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  • Dianna Al Shammari: My Favourite Goal

    Dianna Al Shammari: My Favourite Goal

    For a player like Arjen Robben, playing in a Champions League final was not foreign territory, he had two previous experiences in 2010 and 2012 – unfortunately resulting with a loss on both occasions and settling for the runners-up medals....

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  • Richard Buxton: My Favourite Goal

    Richard Buxton: My Favourite Goal

    Brian Clough once said, 'If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he'd have put grass up there.' Even Old Big 'Ead would have conceded there a notable exceptions to this rule. Mario Mandzukic's strike in the...

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  • Drew Pells: My Favourite Goal

    Drew Pells: My Favourite Goal

    Despair. Angst. Helplessness. That’s how I feel sitting on the edge of the sofa as the US and Algeria go into stoppage time scoreless. A win sends the US to the knockouts, but a draw means they exit the 2010...

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