I know we're all tied up in our All Time Draft, but I had this debate last night in a bar with a friend, concerning the 'Panenka'.
For those who don't know, a 'Panenka' is the way Zidane kicked his penalty in the World Cup Final. It was named after a Czechoslovakian player. This was during a Euro Final 76: West Germany - Czechoslovakia. 2-2 after full time and OT, so the game goes to a shootout.
Czechoslovakia (have no idea how to spell that) is up 4-3, and 1 kick left. If Panenka scores they win, he misses and West Germany can get back in it. And he pulls this..
While I agree it took HUGE balls, and I admire the artistry in such a tension filled situation, personally I hate the kick. Do it if you're up 4-0 with 10 minutes to go, but not in an important situation. I think it's extremely vain. Zidane even admitted it saying he wanted to do something to be remembered by (he got served on that subject ).
Anyways, my buddy took the 'artsistc' side saying it's magnificent, full of bravery..blabla. If I'm a manager, it would definitely be one of my rules: no Panenkas. Score the penalty, period.
What about you guys?
Poll coming (never done one so I'll try to figure it out).