It’s déjà vu all over again for Celtic fans
It is maybe not so prevalent in modern football console game but we’ve all played games which had a set way to score.
Mastering this route to goal took some of the fun out of the game but if you were in dire need of a goal, it was a great tactic.
Every so often, a goal is scored in real life that appears to be a carbon copy of one that has gone before.
Celtic fans experienced a little bit of déjà vu at the weekend with Scott McDonald’s opening goal. It was an important strike but not as important as the one it was reminiscent of.
The New Year Celtic v Rangers match of 1988 was played at Celtic Park and the match set the celebratory tone for the club’s centenary year. Two Frank McAvennie goals got the party started for the Celtic faithful in what turned out to be a great season for the Hoops.
Both goals started in midfield with the ball being perfectly weighted for the on-rushing right back. Both times, the ball was pushed through to the on rushing forward to slot the ball home.
Courtesy of MAH KA SHAUGH of the Kerrydale Street site, sit back and compare and contrast:
It is funny to note in both, the striking partner of the goalscorer was celebrating before the ball was tucked away. Some may observe that both goal grabbers battled addictions throughout their career. Macca was drawn to the birds and the booze during his playing days whilst Skippy McDonald is clearly drawn to the dinner table!
No Celtic fan will be getting carried away on the back of one goal (which they’ve seen before anyway) but if their current crop can get close to the class of ’88, they’ll be delighted.
Has your team scored two similar goals?