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]
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]
Top 10 goalkeepers in Serie A 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 the Serie A edition. [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].
Why didn’t these goalkeepers win the Ballon d’Or?
On this day in 1963, Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was awarded the Ballon d’Or, which is a prestigious individual accolade that recognizes the footballer perceived to be the year’s best player. The Ballon d’Or had only been awarded for the eighth time that year, but Yashin’s victory meant... [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].
Classic GK Analysis: Roman Bürki defies logic with stunning Slavia save.
The chaaampiooons! Ahh, it’s going to feel so good hearing that again. On October 20, the UEFA Champions League returns with its first batch of group stage games. Zenit St. Petersburg vs. Club Brugge and Dynamo Kiev... [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: Breaking down Édouard Mendy, Chelsea’s newest addition. (Part One: Shot-stopping)
Chelsea fans, your wish has been granted. With the current season already underway, the Blues have finally found a new goalkeeper in Édouard Mendy. Days after Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed the 28 year old's medical... [READ MORE]
Bernd Leno or Emiliano Martínez? It shouldn’t even be a debate.
It was the dream start to Arsenal’s 2020-21 season. On August 29, the Gunners defeated reigning Premier League champions Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. Arsenal, who qualified for the match as 2019-20 FA Cup champions, won... [READ MORE]
Samir Handanović & 3 other top goalkeepers who never won a major trophy.
On August 21, 2020, Sevilla etched their names into European club history once again. The Europa League veterans came into the final as the competition’s most decorated club, and they concluded the match by adding a sixth... [READ MORE].
Revisiting my bold 2019-20 GK predictions.
After what seems like forever, the 2019-20 season is finally coming to an end. I think it's safe to say that we've never had a season quite like this season. Obviously, the biggest story is the presence of COVID-19
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: Fillol’s birthday, Kepa’s struggles & what to expect from Faríñez.
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 highlighting some star performers. This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, July 20 and Sunday, July 26.
The Glove Bag: Moacir Barbosa’s tragedy, missed penalties & the near post myth.
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 discussing a popular goalkeeping-related topic. This edition covers some topics that happened between Monday, July 13 and Sunday, July 19.
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.
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].
3 goalkeepers to watch when Spanish, Italian and English football return.
Football is back, baby! Well, OK, football has been back for a while; the South Korean K League 1 opened their season on May 8, the German Bundesliga returned on May 16, and the Portuguese Liga NOS returned on June 3... [READ MORE].
GK Analysis: What Bürki could’ve done better (and no, ‘stronger wrists’ is not one of ’em).
The title race is over, eh?
With seven games remaining going into Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund had a golden opportunity to close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich. The North Rhine-Westphalia-based club... [READ MORE].