29 Mar '12, 2am

From miyagi.sg: The bicycle kick that could #sgMemory #Sundram

I was ask­ing mrbrown yes­ter­day why a bicy­cle kick in foot­ball is called a bicy­cle kick. It doesn’t resem­ble a bicy­cle, and when the kicker exe­cutes it, even if cor­rectly, it doesn’t look like he/she is rid­ing a bicy­cle, unless you count rid­ing a bicy­cle upside down and about to fall off and hurt yourself. That aside, we watched a video of what’s pos­si­bly the most famous kick of that kind, exe­cuted to per­fec­tion way, way back in 1993, at the National Sta­dium, in the Malaysia Cup, by Sin­ga­pore foot­ball leg­end, V. Sundramoorthy. It rates as one of the best goals ever scored any­where. And for Sun­dram to find the back of the net still beg­gars belief: The striker has his back to the goal (obvi­ously coached to do so) and a loop­ing cross from the right floats at above head height, beat­ing three short defend­ers as a result, and ask­ing for a a ridicu­...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2012/03/the-bicycle-kick-that-could/

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