December 15, 2009
It’s been a busy couple of years for Joe Hart, with his career taking more twists and turns than Birmingham’s famous Spaghetti Junction. And Birmingham is where Hart now finds himself, after he lost the number one shirt at Manchester City to recent signing Shay Given. Read more
December 12, 2009
What do names such as Frans Hoek, Kevin Hartman, Brad Friedel, Joe Cannon, Nick Rimando, Jon Busch and Tony Meola have in common? Not only are these names synonymous with the best goalkeeper coaches internationally, and US goalkeepers to boot. Each of the above names, plus a whole many more, have been influenced by the goalkeeper training principles of Dr. Joe Machnik. Read more
December 11, 2009
With 2009 coming to a close rapidly, and the season in full swing, or about to be in most parts of the world, I thought it would be good to recap some of the great interviews we conducted throughout the year to get you charged up for 2010.
The following excerpts are 12 quotes from some of the best former goalkeepers and current goalkeeper coaches from around the world: Read more
November 26, 2009
Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen has not yet given up hope of representing his country at the World Cup finals.
Adored by home supporters, the man they nickname ‘The Beast’, is enjoying a fine debut season in the Premier League and has already received recognition from national coach Morten Olsen, by receiving a call up for a recent qualifier against Portugal. Read more
November 18, 2009
Longevity at the top flight of Premiership football takes resilience, and determination. Shaka Hislop earned his reputation for outstanding goalkeeping ability over 15 years with some of the largest clubs in England. Reading, Portsmouth, West Ham United and Newcastle United, had all experienced the looming presence of Shaka between the sticks. Read more
November 15, 2009
Recently I had a great question from one of our subscribers in regards to what kinds of exercises one should implement to help gauge a goalkeepers ability during a trial: Read more
October 29, 2009
It’s a chant that regularly rings out at football grounds up and down the country but with just a few months to go until England head out to South Africa, the all important number one shirt remains up for grabs.
A number of different goalkeepers have been given the opportunity to impress national boss Fabio Capello but a clear front runner is yet to emerge. These are just a few of the players hoping to catch the Italian’s eye: Read more
October 15, 2009
Hailing from Wales, Andrew Sparkes knows what it takes to come up through the youth ranks of elite level teams, so much so, that he has transitioned his experiences goalkeeping in Europe, to helping develop new goalkeeping talent at New York Red Bulls of the MLS. You can also visit Andrew’s website at Andrew Sparkes Goalkeeping. Read more
October 10, 2009
Goalkeeper coach Simon Smith is larger than life in goalkeeping circles. The former Newcastle United goalkeeper coach and owner of Simon Smith Goalkeeping and Consultancy client list reads like the “who’s who” of top flight goalkeepers from all around the world. His seminars and coaching resources, including titles such as “Goalkeeping Practices” and “Goalkeeping for Soccer” provide an inside look into how a leading Premiership goalkeeper coach trained the likes of Shay Given and many others. Read more
October 9, 2009
At the start of the season Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone was largely unheard of away from the Emirates. Now he is being classed as one of the best prospects in Premier League football, after a string of impressive performances for the Gunners first team. Read more