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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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The best?

There is a poll over at the BigSoccer forum asking "who is the best goalkeeper in the world today?"

It's interesting to note that after more than 1600 responses, "other" appears to be leading by a nose over Buffon. I guess he poll is perhaps a bit out of date as it was originally posted in 2005, and there are up-and-coming keepers who have become established since then, but there is still a good bit of current discussion going on.

"Best" is, unfortunately, a misleading term, as well. Best what? Best shot-stopper? Best at organizing a defense? Most wins or success (which is dependent on the team in front of them)? I don't think anyone can be "best" at everything. Focus on making your strong points stronger, and minimizing your weaknesses. Not everything can be a strength.


Howard for Prez! Well, MVP, anyway.

Tim Howard should be the man, writes Ives Galarcep. I concur.


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