The Scottish Premiership goal of the season nominations have been announced, and Celtic fans will get the chance to vote for one goal of the 12 that have been nominated, which was Tom Rogic’s sublime solo run and curling goal into the bottom corner of the net against Dundee United.
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That was a truly excellent goal, and one that deserves to be nominated for the goal of the Premiership season. It was a typical Rogic goal really, he showed terrific close control to get away from his challengers, and it was a great finish into the corner, giving the goal goalkeeper no chance. It was a goal that only Rogic could have scored really.
However, it has to be said that some Celtic players have been unfortunate not to see the goals that they scored voted as one of the 12 best scored in the Scottish Premiership this season.
One player who has to be considered unfortunate to miss out is David Turnbull. He scored an excellent goal for the Bhoys back in October against his former club Motherwell.
The Hoops midfielder got the ball around 30 yards out from goal, and hammered an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net. The shot had so much swerve on it that the goalkeeper didn’t stand a chance. Undeniably one of Celtic’s best goals this season but sadly overlooked.
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Turnbull scored another excellent goal this season in the game against Dundee United which featured Rogic’s nominated strike.
This was a different type of goal, but it was still special. The player got on the end of a sublime Callum McGregor long ball, took a touch to take the goalkeeper out of play, spun in a circle and put the ball into the empty net.
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It was a very good goal, with the highlights being the Celtic captain’s excellent pass, and the skill Turnbull showed to spin in a circle and still get on the end of the ball to force it into the back of the net.
Those two goals have to be considered as two of Celtic’s best of the season, and perhaps the most impressive aspect about it is that they were so very different. The goals also show just how important a player David Turnbull was for the Hoops in the first-half of the season.
Turnbull returned from a long injury layoff a few weeks ago, but has yet to start a game since he has returned to the Celtic squad. It might not be until next season until we once again see the best of the midfielder in a Hoops jersey.