Goalkeeping Tips, Tidbits and Random Thoughts
An athlete talking to themsleves during competition is hardly a new phenomenon.... The talk does not have to be vocal. By merely thinking you are talking to yourself and sending a message.
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Tim Howard, seems to be doing okay in the English Premier Leage. Howard hasn't lost a match since joining ManU this summer.
On the other hand (foot?), even Brad Friedel can have an off day.
Labels: Matchday observations
Then, in the final, we were up against a superior team. But down 0-1 late in the first half, one of our attackers, a defender and the opposing goalkeeper all collided near the top of the area going for a through ball. With the keeper down on the ground, the ball squirted free to our right wing who took one touch and hammered a shot at the open net... when from out of nowhere came this green flash (that's the color of the jersey the keeper was wearing) to knock the ball wide with a desperate lunge. That was the play of the game -- instead of getting the equalizer, we stayed down a goal at half and ended up losing. What everyone saw was the dive, but in the second or two it took for the shot to happen, the goalkeeper had to untangle herself, get to her feet, and go about 15 yards just to be in a position to attempt the save. What no one noticed was the quickness and footwork that made the save even possible.
Labels: Footwork and positioning
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