Football Aid 2012 - Goal of the Season Competition
Sit back and enjoy the finalists from the Football Aid 2012 - Goal of the Season competition...
With all the contenders analysed and the competition entries checked, we’re able to announce the results of the Football Aid 2012 - Goal of the Season competition.
The winning goals, chosen by expert judge Pat Nevin are listed below (with Pat's comments in quotes) -
5th: Goal Q – Sheffield Wednesday - Andrew Harland
"Great pitch length passing move, but the goal is made by the skillful little back heel by Andrew on the edge of the box to create the space. Top drawer and there is nothing wrong with a little bit of showboating…as long as it comes off!"
4th: Goal E – Bolton Wanderers - Phil Norris
"Brilliant solo run by Phil, followed by a good bit of skill and very impressive composure with the 'dinked' finish. Classy."
3rd: Goal F – Celtic (G1) - Brenden Darcey
"The most dramatic goal of the season. The camera angle helps but it is the vision and more importantly the sweetness of the strike. A glorious goal that Victor Valdes wouldn't have saved up there at Celtic Park...better if not necessarily more important than the Tony Ward strike for Celtic v Barcelona in the same goal. Cracker Brendan."
2nd: Goal C – Blackburn Rovers - James Gilmour
"I mused for days over first and second and there is very little between them. This one by James Gilmour at Blackburn was a classic team goal, rolled out from the keeper and passed elegantly until the final strike leaving the keeper no chance. Most impressive was the switching of the play in the build up, that is very difficult to defend against as it makes the defenders rearrange their positions, they couldn't do it quickly enough. Aesthetically, the most pleasing goal for the purists I would say, a work of art!"
Winner: Goal D – Blackburn Rovers - James Gilmour
"Maradona-esq. Be honest guys, this is the goal every Football Aid player dreams about scoring the night before he turns up at the ground. Whatever you want to say about the defending, you have to be on your game to still have the energy, awareness and composure to score at the end of an 80 yard dribble. I can't do it justice in words, just watch it and re watch...I am sure James has. I did this blind not knowing who the scorers were, so the fact that James is first and second is honest and fair on my part, the first ever one-two in Football Aid history."
Football Aid would like to send our congratulations to Goal of the Season 2012 winner James Gilmour, with his breathtaking 80 yard solo run edging out a number of excellent contenders this season. James wins himself a special Goal of the Season trophy (for the 2nd year running!) and we'll present this to him soon to celebrate his unprecedented achievement.
The lucky winner of our prediction competition was QPR fan Matthew Brion, who wins himself a position in our match at Loftus Road in 2013.
Finally, we’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who entered the competition and huge congratulations again to all of our tremendous finalists, for providing us with one of the highest quality and hardest to predict Goal of the Season competitions we've ever had.
Full List of the Goal of the Season 2012 Finalists
A - Arsenal - Dave Taylor
B - Aston Villa (G2) - Richard Yarnold
C - Blackburn Rovers - James Gilmour
D - Blackburn Rovers - James Gilmour
E - Bolton Wanderers - Phil Norris
F - Celtic (G1) - Brenden Darcey
G - Everton (G2) - Caine Baldock-Apps
H - Leicester City - Darrell Haldane
I - Liverpool (G1) - Mohit Sharma
J - Manchester City (G2) - Matthew Morgan
K - Manchester City (G2) - Neil Simpson
L - Norwich City - Tom Beales
M - Queens Park Rangers (G2) - Mark Penney
N - Rangers - Paul Wilson
O - Reading - Jack Comerford
P - Scotland International - Roy Moffat
Q - Sheffield Wednesday - Andrew Harland
R - Stoke City - Ross Irving
S - Tottenham Hotspur (G2) - Joe Bretagne
T - Wales International - Stuart Green
U - West Ham United (G1) - Salvatore Lepore
V - Wolverhampton Wanderers - Shane Wilkinson
Thanks again to Chillpics' Shane Wilkinson for editing and providing all the footage for our competition. Remember that official matchday DVDs from all our season 2012 games can still be ordered by calling Chillpics' Shane Wilkinson on tel - 07976 509335 or 07901 590723, or by e-mailing - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.