Tagged: Goalkeepers

De Gea Cech and Courtois all under spotlight – ESPN FC

De Gea Cech and Courtois all under spotlight – ESPN FC.

Definitely some interesting story-lines as far as goalkeepers went in the opening weekend. Courtois is still suspended for the next game despite Chelsea’s ridiculous appeal and Cech won’t have a much easier time on a visit to Crystal Palace. The De Gea saga will last until September. It should be interesting.

Any club in need of a goalkeeper should look to Germany and the Bundesliga | Football | The Guardian

Any club in need of a goalkeeper should look to Germany and the Bundesliga | Football | The Guardian.

True. It’s ridiculous the amount of goalkeeping talent in Germany. It wouldn’t be surprising if one or two move to other big clubs in Europe in the near future.

The goalkeeper stands alone | These Football Times

The goalkeeper stands alone | These Football Times.

Interesting piece. Some very good points here but I do disagree that there aren’t versatile keepers. The best in today’s game can do everything. That’s why Manuel Neuer is the best. He can fit all those categories. He’s just performing to the tasks of a Pep Guardiola keeper.

Why the importance of a goalkeeper cannot be overestimated | Football | The Guardian

Why the importance of a goalkeeper cannot be overestimated | Football | The Guardian.

Always a good piece from Jonathan Wilson. No doubt that goalkeepers are importan and this summer has seen a lot of transfer talk about some of the best in the business.

The curse of being “England’s next goalkeeper” | FourFourTwo

The curse of being “England’s next goalkeeper” | FourFourTwo.

Interesting piece here. Not just field players over-hyped in English football. I think the two keepers who did become regular starters, David Seaman and Joe Hart, were the best in the bunch, even if they didn’t get the hype.

Nine big keepers who could hop on the net-minding merry-go-round this summer | FourFourTwo

Nine big keepers who could hop on the net-minding merry-go-round this summer | FourFourTwo.

I really don’t see a lot of these keepers moving to be honest. I think the movements will only begin if David De Gea leaves Manchester United but then Victor Valdes is already as a replacement. Why sign him when you may think about signing someone else? Unless it’s one of the younger guys mentioned.

In praise of short(er) goalkeepers | Football | The Guardian

In praise of short(er) goalkeepers | Football | The Guardian.

Good read. Size is, somewhat important for goalkeepers, but it’s not everything. As we’ve seen from this piece, there are plenty of great goalkeepers who have been shorter than their counterparts.

Recent Manchester United signing Victor Valdes proves that a goalkeeper’s place is hard to find – ESPN FC

Recent Manchester United signing Victor Valdes proves that a goalkeeper’s place is hard to find – ESPN FC.

Definitely interesting outlook on goalkeepers in the transfer market. Especially quality ones.

Wished Arsene Wenger had gone for Hugo Lloris back when he was available. Doubt he’ll go for Peter Cech, whose options do seem limited. How many big clubs are in dire need of a goalkeeper?

Borussia Dortmund could use the help but you have to think hard for other options, at least in terms if big teams. Or maybe I’m just missing the obvious.

Guess we’ll see.

Marcotti: Why don’t more goalkeepers try scoring goals like Rogerio Ceni? – ESPN FC

Marcotti: Why don’t more goalkeepers try scoring goals like Rogerio Ceni? – ESPN FC.

As the basic premise of the article goes, it’s doubtful that we’ll ever see another goalkeeper like Rogerio Ceni, or the memorable Luis Chilavert.

As ESPNFC’s Gabriele Marcotti states, part of what makes Ceni special in this case is that he’s done it all while being a solid goalkeeper on a team that’s won its fair share of trophies. It’s highly unlikely that a young keeper today will follow suit as the models to follow are, quite understandably, the Manuel Neuer’s, Gianluigi Buffon’s, David De Gea’s and Thibaut Courtois.’

If you check out the Wikipedia list of goal-scoring goalkeepers there is a surprisingly high amount of keepers in the double digits but anymore additions will likely just have the customary one or two.