Connor Boylan

Boylan Point: Thierry Henry's Volley Against Manchester United From 2000

Boylan Point: Thierry Henry's Volley Against Manchester United From 2000

There are some moments in sport which become timeless.

That enchanting goal that makes you smile as you relive it in your own head. Or that all-important touchdown which still makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

It’s these moments that you talk about over and over again with friends years down the line. Those are the moments which can change lives. Or at least radically change your mood at that moment in time.

This week sees the introduction of a new feature on Talking Baws called Boylan Point.

In this section, Talking Baws writer and co-editor Connor Boylan will take a look back at those classic sporting moments from years gone by.

So here goes …

By Connor Boylan – @connor_boylan

The first instalment of Boylan Point falls on a massive week for the Premier League as title contenders Arsenal host David Moyes’ stumbling Manchester United side.

This fierce rivalry has thrown up some crackers over the last two decades, often deciding the outcome of the title race in the process.

Who could forget Sylvain Wiltord’s goal to clinch the league crown at Old Trafford in 2002? Or what about Rooney’s stunning hat-trick in United’s 8-2 demolition of the Gunners in 2011?

This week, I’ve chosen Thierry Henry’s beautifully improvised volley against United at old Highbury in 2000 as my classic moment.

What I love about this moment is Henry’s technique as he swivels with his back to goal to lob the ball over the unsuspecting Fabien Barthez.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping for some more inspired pieces of brilliance like this one in Wednesday’s game.

I’m Connor for Talking Baws, and we’ve reached Boylan Point.

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Connor Boylan

Boylan Point: Thierry Henry's Volley Against Manchester United From 2000

Boylan Point: Thierry Henry's Volley Against Manchester United From 2000

There are some moments in sport which become timeless.

That enchanting goal that makes you smile as you relive it in your own head. Or that all-important touchdown which still makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

It’s these moments that you talk about over and over again with friends years down the line. Those are the moments which can change lives. Or at least radically change your mood at that moment in time.

This week sees the introduction of a new feature on Talking Baws called Boylan Point.

In this section, Talking Baws writer and co-editor Connor Boylan will take a look back at those classic sporting moments from years gone by.

So here goes …

By Connor Boylan – @connor_boylan

The first instalment of Boylan Point falls on a massive week for the Premier League as title contenders Arsenal host David Moyes’ stumbling Manchester United side.

This fierce rivalry has thrown up some crackers over the last two decades, often deciding the outcome of the title race in the process.

Who could forget Sylvain Wiltord’s goal to clinch the league crown at Old Trafford in 2002? Or what about Rooney’s stunning hat-trick in United’s 8-2 demolition of the Gunners in 2011?

This week, I’ve chosen Thierry Henry’s beautifully improvised volley against United at old Highbury in 2000 as my classic moment.

What I love about this moment is Henry’s technique as he swivels with his back to goal to lob the ball over the unsuspecting Fabien Barthez.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping for some more inspired pieces of brilliance like this one in Wednesday’s game.

I’m Connor for Talking Baws, and we’ve reached Boylan Point.

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