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And finally… panenk-nah

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The panenka style penalty is a risky business – get it right and you look suave leaving the keeper scrambling. Get it wrong and you look like, well, you look like Swansea City’s Bersant Celina at the Hawthorns this week. Truly terrible.

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And finally… panenk-nah II

Why anyone gets involved with panenka style-penalties, despite the many high profile videos in recent years showing how risky they are, is beyond us. This week Venezuelan Brendix Parra was sacked by his club after this disastrous contribution to panenka lore – costing his side their place in the Copa Sudamericana. 

And finally… highs and lows

You may remember Baroka FC ‘keeper Mamelodi Sundowns making headlines last year after scoring an outrageous overhead kick. He’s back in the news again, but this time for all the wrong reasons. Have a look.

And finally… hold me close

Have you ever jumped on a colleague following a moment of triumph? This Turkish defender manages to undo the good work of his goalkeeper, who had saved a rather tame penalty. Lesson learned though, eh?

And finally… the classics

Will we ever tire of seeing a defender bury a header into his own goal? We very much doubt it. This week’s entry into the canon is Joeffrey Cuffaut’s top corner effort, which sent Nancy on their way to a 2-0 home defeat against Bordeaux…

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