It’s not often that a player completely overshadows a major cup final in the build-up. But that was the case in the days leading up to the 2022-23 EFL Cup Final between Newcastle United and Manchester United...
GK Analysis: What can children’s TV teach viewers about goalkeeping?
It all started with a Postman Pat skills compilation. I’ve never published a write on April Fool’s Day, largely because I couldn’t come up with a premise... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: How penalty-killer Stephanie Labbé backstopped Canada to victory in Japan.
Oh Canada, you big, golden beauty! For the first time in Canadian soccer history, our women's national team has won Olympic gold. The Canadian women’s soccer team defeated reigning silver medallists Sweden in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic... [READ MORE]
GK Analysis: Why Juve’s wall (not Szczęsny) was largely at fault for conceding Oliveira’s free kick.
Juventus fans, you might want to look away. Despite scoring four aggregate goals against FC Porto, the reigning Serie A champions were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by the Dragões... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: 3 things that make Emiliano Martínez one of the Premier League’s top shot-stoppers.
Game after game, week after week, Emiliano Martínez continues to prove he’s no one-season wonder. On Feb. 27, the Aston Villa goalkeeper picked up his third clean sheet in his last four Premier League... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: A goalkeeper breaks down Sergio Ramos’ penalties.
Try as he might, Neto just could not reach Sergio Ramos’ penalty shot. On Saturday, Oct. 24, the FC Barcelona man became the latest in a long list of goalkeepers tasked with trying to save a Ramos penalty attempt... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: Breaking down Édouard Mendy, Chelsea’s newest addition. (Part Two: Aerial ability, distribution & sweeper keeping)
One of the biggest criticisms Kepa Arrizabalaga faced last season was his reluctance to attack crosses and set-pieces. The Spaniard was very reserved -- he rarely, if ever, left his line, and it was even rarer to... [READ MORE]
GK Analysis: How Mikel Merino illegally obstructed Thibaut Courtois’ line of sight.
On Sunday, June 21, Real Madrid defeated Real Sociedad by a score of 2-1. Goals from Sergio Ramos -- the new top-scoring defender in Liga Santander history -- and Karim Benzema sealed the deal for the visitors, who've... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: Last-minute save showcases all of Oblak’s strengths.
Jan Oblak clearly doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions. While most of us are spending our first days of 2020 living through our "new year, new me" fantasies, Oblak has continued doing what he's always... [READ MORE].