Happy New Year from 'Argyle Mad'! (Goals)

Last updated : 06 February 2006 By Tom Kirk
Argyle Mad's BEST GOAL

We ran poll on what YOU all thought was the best Argyle goal of 2005...
...Here were the contenders:

Gudjonsson v Everton (Jan)
2-0 down to the Premiership side and all appears lost. Back to route one go Argyle, Larrieu's kick is flicked on by Evans into the path of Bjarni Gudjonsson. The Icelander takes a beautiful touch away from the defender and finishes beautifully with the outside of the boot. My personal favourite, loops and dips like a dream, up and into the bottom corner.

Wotton (2) v Brighton (Mar)
Possibly the hardest Paul Wotton free-kick I have ever seen - or rather not seen. That says it all, like a firework it shot into the far corner before the 'keeper had even thought about moving.

Taylor v Sunderland (Mar)
A magnificent solo run by Scott Taylor from the half way line. With the game settled before half-time, I admire the enthusiasm and composure shown. Scott showed great control and finished well, proving what a talent he is.

Buzsaky v Barnet (Sep)
The first free-kick converted by Buzsaky in Argyle colours. A 30-yard pearler, curled into the top corner that most Premiership players could only dream about scoring.

Buzsaky v QPR (Oct)
Under pressure, away from home but Akos' unstoppable 35-yard screamer gave Plymouth an unexpected lead. Buzsaky shows he can blast as well as place.

Buzsaky v Ipswich (Nov)
By now, Buzsaky has become the set-piece specialist and now gives Argyle many option behind the ball. Almost 10 times more people witnessed this beauty than his effort at Barnet and the watching Premiership scouts were almost certainly underlining the Hungarian's name and the January shopping list.

Norris v Coventry (Dec)
After battling the Sky Blues almost solo, David Norris' powerful strike was rooted to the corner and fully deserved what with his efforts in recent games.

Chadwick v C.Palace (Dec)
The quickest goal in Argyle history. Timed at less than eleven seconds, this goal showed the ability of Tony Pulis' team to catch out opponents with quick, rehearsed movement. Lovely lob by Chadwick, almost audacious at such an early stage in the game.

The Results!!! (as voted for)

3rd - Taylor v Sunderland (Mar)
with 14%
2nd - Buzsaky v QPR (Oct)
with 21%
1st - Buzsaky v Ipswich (Nov) with 29%

It was very tight vote but the two front-runners were two strikes from Akos Buzsaky. In 1 3-1 defeat to Ipswich, Akos' strike of genious was so exquisite yet so out of the blue, it could have easily inspired a comeback - a worthy winner.