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What's the fastest goal scored in our history?

Did we break a record today?
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    Jimmy Melrose 9 secs at Upton Park
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    Close then...
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    Estimated at 10-12 seconds... Wondering what the official time will be.
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    Close then...

    Close but no cigar
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    Hamsters kicked off in that game as well.
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    I was at that Upton Park match.
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    Was it quicker than Lookman against Brighton?
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    I have now heard it suggested at 16 seconds, initially 12.
    Does anybody know for sure?
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    I was at that Upton Park match.

    I had it on vhs and played it to death. The (West Ham) commentary was hilarious; deathly silence for two minutes followed by "well...what did you make of that Alvin?"
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    JiMMy 85 said:

    I was at that Upton Park match.

    I had it on vhs and played it to death. The (West Ham) commentary was hilarious; deathly silence for two minutes followed by "well...what did you make of that Alvin?"
    I've got that too. Martin spent a good few minutes pre kick off saying how we had a reputation of sitting back and soaking up pressure. Nine seconds into the game, "Well what happened there Alvin?", followed by stunned silence and then after about 5 seconds, "It's hard to believe"
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    I was there. Was only a kid. They were really good that year - with McAvennie and Cottee up front. Think they finished third, but we battered them that day. Went potty when that goal went in - You've never heard a stadium go so quiet so quickly
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    edited March 2016

    I was there. Was only a kid. They were really good that year - with McAvennie and Cottee up front. Think they finished third, but we battered them that day. Went potty when that goal went in - You've never heard a stadium go so quiet so quickly

    McAvennie was out injured that day. Bonus point for getting who played up front with Cottee without looking it up Leroy.
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    One of my favourite ever games. Walsh's curler was a fantastic goal. I've still got the video of this too, I must get round to putting that and my others into DVD at some point.
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    OptaJoe ‏@OptaJoe 3h3 hours ago
    0:19 - Callum Harriott's goal for Charlton v Brentford came after just 19 secs; the 6th quickest goal in the Championship in 2015-16. Rapid.

    How the hell is it only the 6th quickest goal this season?
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    Bizarre.. started at 10 seconds, then 12... then 16 and now 19? I think @eaststandmike might be onto something...

    Estimated at 10-12 seconds... Wondering what the official time will be.

    If its like the "official" attendance figures it will be 15min 37secs
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    shirty5 said:

    9 seconds Jim Melrose October 86 Away at West Ham

    :) I was there and I've still get the video of the game somewhere.
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    The craziest thing is, West Ham kicked off!
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    shirty5 said:

    9 seconds Jim Melrose October 86 Away at West Ham

    :) I was there and I've still get the video of the game somewhere.
    Mate of mine is a hammer (but doesn't go much, as you'd expect). He claims the match kicked off slightly early (when did we last get a game that actually kicked off on time?) And the goal actually popped up on ceefax (younger readers might need to look that up) before 3pm.
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    Bizarre.. started at 10 seconds, then 12... then 16 and now 19? I think @eaststandmike might be onto something...

    Estimated at 10-12 seconds... Wondering what the official time will be.

    If its like the "official" attendance figures it will be 15min 37secs
    It could change again. Haven't seen the goal yet but if Harriott was travelling at speed when he hit the shot then it could add or subtract some time - if the ball was off the ground this adds another variable. I can't work out which way round it is from the Einstein theory:
    Einstein's theory of relativity states that time and space are not as constant as everyday life would suggest. He suggested that the only true constant, the speed of light, meant that time can run faster or slower depending on how high you are, and how fast you are travelling.
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    Melrose - an underrated striker. I was there too but still queueing up filled with bonhomie from a session in The Earl of Wakefield with a decent set of regulars. Happy days...
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    I was with @TelMc32 and a mate who was a hamster in their end prior to kick off. Looking around we decided it would be best not to be in there if we scored. So the both of us walked up to OB and asked if we could go in with the away fans. He escorted us round to our fans, just as we are walking up the stairs the game started. Best decision we ever made, don't think we would lasted very long in there, maybe 10 seconds.
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    I was at the WH game, from memory we won 3-1. We had a decent side back then and our normal away support (at least for London games) was really something to be proud of. Always remember walking around the ground before the game and all I could hear was our fans.
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    Bizarre.. started at 10 seconds, then 12... then 16 and now 19? I think @eaststandmike might be onto something...

    Estimated at 10-12 seconds... Wondering what the official time will be.

    If its like the "official" attendance figures it will be 15min 37secs
    It could change again. Haven't seen the goal yet but if Harriott was travelling at speed when he hit the shot then it could add or subtract some time - if the ball was off the ground this adds another variable. I can't work out which way round it is from the Einstein theory:
    Einstein's theory of relativity states that time and space are not as constant as everyday life would suggest. He suggested that the only true constant, the speed of light, meant that time can run faster or slower depending on how high you are, and how fast you are travelling.
    The ball would have moved faster than the TV camera recording the goal, so whatever time you can measure from watching the replay will be greater than the time experienced by the ball. However, at the speed the ball was travelling relative to the camera the difference in time would be so small as to be unmeasurable. I think the Apollo 11 astronauts, who spent several days travelling at about 6,000mph relative to earch, came back one or two seconds younger than if they'd stayed on earth. There's a good Wikipedia page on this topic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation.
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    One of my best away days and I think the fastest goal I've personally seen anywhere. What was extra special was the fact that West Ham kicked off and we had to win possession first
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    edited March 2016

    Bizarre.. started at 10 seconds, then 12... then 16 and now 19? I think @eaststandmike might be onto something...

    Estimated at 10-12 seconds... Wondering what the official time will be.

    If its like the "official" attendance figures it will be 15min 37secs
    It could change again. Haven't seen the goal yet but if Harriott was travelling at speed when he hit the shot then it could add or subtract some time - if the ball was off the ground this adds another variable. I can't work out which way round it is from the Einstein theory:
    Einstein's theory of relativity states that time and space are not as constant as everyday life would suggest. He suggested that the only true constant, the speed of light, meant that time can run faster or slower depending on how high you are, and how fast you are travelling.
    The ball would have moved faster than the TV camera recording the goal, so whatever time you can measure from watching the replay will be greater than the time experienced by the ball. However, at the speed the ball was travelling relative to the camera the difference in time would be so small as to be unmeasurable. I think the Apollo 11 astronauts, who spent several days travelling at about 6,000mph relative to earch, came back one or two seconds younger than if they'd stayed on earth. There's a good Wikipedia page on this topic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation.
    This is brilliant, only on Charlton Life. You would never in a million years get this take on things on that other forum which cannot be mentioned and certainly not at 'The House of a Fun' either.
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    Off_it said:

    I was there. Was only a kid. They were really good that year - with McAvennie and Cottee up front. Think they finished third, but we battered them that day. Went potty when that goal went in - You've never heard a stadium go so quiet so quickly

    McAvennie was out injured that day. Bonus point for getting who played up front with Cottee without looking it up Leroy.
    Paul Goodard?

    That was a "home" game for me back then as I was living 10 minutes walk from Upton Park.
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