Lots to look for in this video

[ame=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPW2jC_URY”%5DStrange stuff[/ame]

So, I found this bizarre moment from the J-League over on the Guardian’s website. It shows Grampus Eight Manager Dragan Stojkavic “scoring” a great goal as he half-volleyed a rolling ball into the net from in front of his bench. It’s a great strike, to be honest. Then the referee marches over and sends him off, which does seem like a bit much.

Finally, this clip is from a Japanese show that looks as if the show producers watched Fox Football Phone In and went, “Ah ha! That’s exactly how to do a soccer show. Get a fanboy or two, dress them like idiots and sit them in a radio studio covered in crap. Genius!”

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10 thoughts on “Lots to look for in this video

  1. Um…actually Fox Football Phone In said, “Ah ha! That’s exactly how to do a soccer show…” after watching this Japanese show.

  2. 1. That was absolutely amazing.
    2. It is impossible to any-sort-of-volley a rolling ball.
    3. He caught that straight out of the air, on the full.

  3. For people that don’t know who Stojkovic is:

    Dragan Stojkovic is one of the finest footballers to come from Yugoslavia ever.

    He was the No. 10 for Red Star Belgrade during the late 1980’s and had marvelous performances in the Champions Cup, today’s Champions League as it was then known. He rode rings around Rijkaard and Baresi a couple of times in 1989 when Red Star Belgrade played AC Milan in the quarterfinal of the CL. He was capped for the Yugoslavian national team, and was the playmaker from 1989 to 2000. One of the most memorable goals he scored was for Yugoslavia during the 1990 World Cup against Spain in the round of 16 which Yugoslavia won 2-1, and lost to Argentina on penalties in the quarterfinal, after playing with 10 men for most of the match.

    He played for Red Star until 1990 at which point he signed for Olympique Marseille, a team that was top three in Europe at the time. A team that included Papin, Deschamps, etc.

    Ironically Red Star would play Marseille later that season in the Champions League final and Stojkovic had to face his favorite team. He refused to take a penalty in a shootout that saw Red Star Belgrade win the Champions League 5-3, the only side from ex-Yugoslavia to do so. He got injured the subsequent season and was loaned out to Chievo and then came back to Marseille.

    After the whole Tapie incident he moved to Japan to play under Arsene Wenger, for Nagoya Grampus Eight for the rest of his career, playing for Yugoslavia through the late 1990’s still in his prime.

    He is a legen in Japan, and there is a street named after him. We in Serbia consider him the best playmaker the ex-Yugoslavia has ever produced, alongside names like Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki, and Dejan Savicevic.

    Thus, the strike as glorious and amazing as it is… is not really surprising given his high level of technique.

    Youtube some videos of him, and I think you will realize just how good he is. The timing of career was ultimately unfortunate…

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