Two years ago, I wrote about some sets of goalkeepers most people probably didn’t know played together. The piece featured some of the biggest names in goalkeeping, including Jan Oblak, Gianluigi Buffon and Nelson Dida. The piece did surprisingly well... [READ MORE]
Top 10 goalkeepers in La Liga history.
To celebrate the website's two-year anniversary, goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers of all time from each of the big five European leagues. This is La Liga's edition. [READ MORE].
The Glove Bag: Why Kepa cost so much, Iker’s goodbye & new penalty encroachment rules.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glove Bag! This weekly mailbag looks at some intriguing goalkeeper topics from the past week (Monday to Sunday). This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 9.
The Glove Bag: Iker’s World Cup moment, Miller’s overeagerness, & Banks’s save vs. Grohe’s save.
Welcome to this week's edition of the Glove Bag! This weekly mailbag looks at some intriguing goalkeeper topics from the past week (Monday to Sunday), from a moment in goalkeeping history to bite-sized goalkeeper analysis.
This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, July 6 and Sunday, July 12.
The 50: Top 10 European goalkeepers of all time.
On April 25, 2020, Between the Sticks will turn one year old. To celebrate the site's anniversary (as well as its 50th post), goalkeeper journalist Mouhamad Rachini is ranking the 10 best goalkeepers from each of the five continents; Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, North/Central America, and South America.
Classic GK Analysis: Saint Iker performs two miracles in Seville.
For a number of soccer fans, especially those who grew up in the 21st century, former Real Madrid and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas may be the greatest goalkeeper in the sport's history. He's... [READ MORE.
The 2010s: Top 10 goalkeepers of the past decade (Men, 10th to 6th).
To celebrate the end of the 2010s, goalie journalist Mouhamad Rachini takes a look back at some of the top netminders to have kept the sheets clean this decade. [READ MORE].
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Five
"That's enough, for fuck's sake!" Iker Casillas was livid. The Real Madrid goalkeeper raised his right arm disapprovingly, his mouth clenched and his eyes fixated on the ground beneath him. Unable to contain himself, Casillas... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Four
"Mourinho saw him as a grass, a mole, a traitor and an egoist." Those were the words of Diego Torres in his 2014 book The Special One: The Dark Side of José Mourinho. José Mourinho, not a stranger... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Three
On November 29, 2010, Barcelona and Real Madrid met in one of the most highly-anticipated Clasicos in recent times. The match was the first of its kind to be played since Spain's World Cup win. 13 players... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter Two
If you're a young football fan, you'd be forgiven for thinking of Spain as a perennial football powerhouse. After all, the past 11 years has seen La Roja reach a Confederations Cup final... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: Chapter One
Every 16-year-old wishes they could be pulled out of class because of an emergency. We've all dreamed of it at some point. You imagine yourself sitting in class, bored out of your mind, your surroundings... [READ MORE]
The Iker Casillas story: All Chapters
This is the homepage for my six-part series on the career of Iker Casillas, as told by rival fans. Chapters will be revealed every three days, with Chapter One coming out on September 15 and Chapter Six coming out on September 30. You can access all six chapters here.