NOW, here’s something you don’t see every day – not unless you are glued to youtube.com, that is – a Glenn Hoddle diving header!
Known for his silky skills, passing ability, vision and a penchant for the spectacular; it’s fair to say Glenn wasn’t exactly renowned for his aerial prowess.
Zapsportz team leader Hoddle is looking forward to tomorrow’s Hampden clash between Scotland and England…
…and delighted to be looking back at an ‘Auld Enemy’ showdown to savour.
Rolling back the years; turning back the clock, Glenn still has vivid memories of the headed goal that won the Stanley Rous Cup in 1986.
Okay, so it wasn’t the World Cup or the European Championships – but it WAS England v Scotland. Doesn’t get much bigger than that.
The oldest international rivalry in football history, it remains a fixture that resonates with old and young.
Glenn, who recently stated that ‘the rivalry and wanting to beat Scotland was always in my blood’, remembers the day he helped put those from north of the border to the sword.
In a game that really mattered. And does to this day – whatever the competition or occasion.
“To score the winning goal against Scotland with a diving header as I did at Wembley in 1986 was lovely, a great memory,” the former England player and manager recalls.
“Kenny Sansom had a shot that Scotland keeper Alan Rough palmed in the air and I followed in to dive full length to head the winner in the Stanley Rous Cup.”
Glenn, who scored eight goals in 53 appearances for his country, has another memory from that 2-1 win. “I think Terry Butcher (who scored the opening goal) cut his head that night as well.”
Nothing new there!!!