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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.
   -- Tony DiCicco, Goalkeeper Soccer Training Manual

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Even the pros make blunders

Down after having a horrible match? Even the pros make blunders. Watch this series of goalkeeping blunders to make yourself feel better.

Poor clearances, mishandled backpasses, and just plain butterfingers by the best in the world: Lehman, Kahn, Barthez, Buffon, Schmeichel. They're all there, and they're all too human.



This is why you always show outside the posts to receive a backpass (CRO 2-0 ENG, Euro 2008 qualifier).


Hunting for goalkeepers?

Views of the Chelsea-Reading match, where not one but two goalkeepers, Cech and Cudicini, were taken out by the opposition.

Reading manager Steve Coppel defends his player, Stephen Hunt.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho calls Hunt a "hunter".

Neutral observer Robert Evans, an erstwhile goalkeeper and former FIFA referee, thinks the attackers were far from innocent.


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