Fancy a bit of sublime skill this Sunday at St. James’ Park?

Whether or not he could have actually managed it in this relegation struggle, surely Haris Vuckic could not have done any worse than the likes of Emmanuel Riviere or Remy (100 step overs and goes nowhere) Cabella.

Wednesday night saw Rangers face Hibernian in the first leg of their play-off semi-final.

With half-time approaching things were tense after a hard fought and tight 43 minutes.

Up steps Haris Vuckic with a piece of ‘sublime skill’ (see video footage below) that opens up the Hibs defence and helps create the vital first goal. The Newcastle loan player choosing to expertly lift the ball over two defenders to release his teammate in the box, with everybody else expecting a left footed shot.

That opened the door for Rangers and they ran out worthy two goal winners in the end.

This is how the Mail’s reporter described Haris Vuckic’s impact:

‘The clock showed 43 minutes when the No 10 (Haris Vuckic) gathered the ball on the edge of the area. He toyed with Liam Craig and, like everyone else, the Hibs captain probably expected him to cut in and try one of his trademark shots towards the bottom corner.

He didn’t. With a sublime, rare piece of skill, Vuckic chose instead to loft the ball over Craig’s head for Richard Foster to cut in from the right and slot the perfect ball across the face of goal. From eight yards out, Clark couldn’t miss.’

Whilst Vuckic’s manager Stuart McCall added:

“The skill from Haris for the first goal isn’t something which surprises you anymore.”

Good luck to Haris Vuckic, great to see one Newcastle player who is showing initiative and bravery in  his play.

Watch his moment of inspiration below:


  • DownUnderMag

    Nice bit of skill, but before everyone gets on about how he should be here when we need players to turn games etc etc, there is a big difference between doing it in a Scottish 2nd division playoff and doing it in the English Premiership.

    Vukic was always one of those players who promised so much but failed to develop.  Sadly in his case it was as much to do with injuries as our failure of a coaching system, but you do wonder if he could have been brought through a lot more than what he has been here…

  • Hughie

    Vuckic has found his level. Far too slow for the PL

  • SamBrown3

    After watching the video of the mentioned skill there is a link to a compilation of his goals at Rangers, some of these goals you wouldnt expect him to get in the Prem, but some of them are pretty classy. One of the goals he even resembles Bale, with the way he sprints down the right, cuts onto his left and smashes it bottom corner.
    I know its scots div 2, but compared to some of the players at the mo, id rather have him playing on the rw as opposed to sissoko, gouf, ameobi or obertan.

  • toonfan

    What price the ‘billionaire’ investor in Carlisle United (red, white & blue) turning out to be our own fat shopkeeper?

  • StaceyRandomness

    Was that game played in slow motion?