Squarefootball's Goal of the Season: Crouch, Van Persie, Cisse - Who gets your vote?
The 2011/12 season has produced so many great strikes the trade unions in the UK are jealous. We've had Peter Crouch's audacious goal against Manchester City, Robin Van Persie's perfectly executed volley against Everton and Papiss Cisse's sensational effort against Chelsea.
But let's not forget Luis Suarez's fantastic lob against Norwich City, Luka Modric's bullets against Liverpool and Bolton, Bryan Ruiz's Messi-like dink over Tim Howard or Ramires's lob against Valdez in the Champions League semi-final. But what has been the goal of the season?
I asked a straw poll of football fans for their views and here is their verdict.
Birmingham City fan and Squarefootball writer Steve Coulter believes the award should go to Stoke City's Peter Crouch.
"It has to be the big man's strike against Manchester City. The former Spurs and Liverpool man showed brilliant technique to score from there. Surely he is worth a go at Euro 2012."
Chelsea fan Joe Tyler agrees.
"Crouch throughly deserves the award simply for beaing a keeper of Joe Hart's calibre from that distance."
However, West Ham United fan and Squarefootball's Team of the Week extraordinaire Mitch Waddon believes the accolade belongs to the new hero at St James' Park, Papiss Cisse.
"Cisse strike against Chelsea just defied physics! How does a person put such direction on a football? I was stunned when I saw this goal. I honestly believed nothing would ever top Crouch’s worldie v City but Cisse smashed that one out of the park. Just unbelievable."
Bolton Wanderers fan Dave Blackburn has to agree.
"I would have to give it to Cisse for his second goal against Chelsea. To score from there was an amazing shot. Even Cech looked like he wanted to applaud it."
Cisse's effort, which let not forget his first goal that night was hardly a tap in itself, also received the votes of Leeds United fan Phil Bundy, Squarefootball chief Antony Melvin, Manchester City's Callum Rothwell, Middlesbrough's Sue Gardener and West Brom's Andy Wakeman, who described the goal as "simply breath-taking."
But Sunderland fan Tony Ratton highlights a goal that has gone under the radar.
"Goal of the season has to be Seb Larsson's superb free-kick agaisnt Blackburn. It crept into the near post and secured a last-minute victory gettting the Martin O'Neill era off to a winning start."
While Spurs fan Mike Richards believes Luka Modric's effort against Bolton recently deserves more credit.
"The Croatian international has so much skill and talent that I really shouldn't be surprised when he scores goals like this but you knew it was in the moment it left his boot."
Personally I'm a huge fan of Robin Van Persie's strike against Everton. To take a dropping ball first time on the volley and smash it on off the post, in a game that Arsenal had to win, was astonishing.
But our Goal of the Season has to go to Papiss Cisse's amazing effort against Petr Cech. I'm pretty sure we will never see a goal like that again. But what gets your vote? Whatever your views, we'd love to hear from you.