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  • The word is "Change"

    There is one word that sticks out for me after this weekend - change.The first element of change is the old argument surrounding goal line technology that we have had here on countless occasions after the incident at the Bolton and QPR games.There was a major call to be made when Clint Hill's header...
  • AVB...

    Everyone suspected it may happen but the news that AVB’s managerial reign at Chelsea was brought to an end by Roman Abramovich still has an air of “ not another one “…Here was a young manager who, last season, produced a Porto side that played fast flowing attacking football...
  • Up for the Cup

    What a week of cup football for Liverpool, first they secured their place in the carling cup final with a superb display against Manchester City and just when they thought it couldn't get any better , they defeated Manchester United yesterday in the 4th round of FA Cup. It must be difficult for Live...
  • How do Goalkeepers deal with Mistakes?

    How do goalkeepers deal with mistakes? It is a question I am often asked by young goalkeepers and my response is “When you make a mistake, Hold your hand up and acknowledge it, briefly think about how it happened and what you should have done and then let it go. Make sure you don’t sulk ...
  • Goalkeeping confidence or lack of it?

    A goalkeeper’s confidence can be a fragile thing when the pressure is on to get a result. How the manager deals with the situation where you have two goalkeepers competing for the No1 spot can either push the two goalkeepers to perform at a consistently high level or it can lead to the goalkee...
  • Goalkeeping Problem Solving

    A goalkeepers positioning and that of their defending team mates is critical when dealing with crosses, especially from corner kicks. One important attacking player who can have a direct influence on whether the goalkeeper can come and catch or punch the corner kick is the centre forward who literal...
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  • Goalkeeping Highlights - Joe Hart

    Today I saw Manchester City and Arsenal take part in a game of football that highlights the reason why the Premier League is considered the best league in the World. Both, City and Arsenal went hammer and tongs at each other in a pulsating encounter that was separated by a single goal victory for Ma...
  • Goalkeeping in the Wet,Wind & Cold !

    At this time of the season goalkeeping training or playing in a match on A wet, windy or cold day is yet another test of a goalkeepers ability to cope with being the last line of defence. Picture the scene... Its pouring with rain, the wind is gusting all around you and it is cold!   How can ...
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