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Barnsley Goalkeeper Nick Townsend Ruled Out For Rest Of Season After Breaking Finger In Training Ground ‘Duel’ With Teammate

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Things aren't looking particularly promising for Barnsley at the moment, with the club stuck in the Championship relegation furrow, five points adrift and with games steadily running out.

Just to pile it on, the Tykes are heading into a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United this weekend and will have to do so without goalkeeper Nick Townsend after the 23-year-old suffered an injury during a recent training session.

Chapecoense ‘Keeper Jackson Follmann Takes Part In First Training Session Since Losing Leg In Devastating Plane Crash (Photo)

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Jackson Follman was one of just six survivors of the devastating air crash that claimed the lives of 71 people when a plane flying the Chapecoense first team into Medellin airport went down in the rural hills outside the Colombian city.

The Brazilian club was near-decimated, but immediately came fighting back from the brink, fulfilling (and winning) aCopa Libertadores fixture just three months later with two of the survivors defender Neto and winger Alan Ruschel – named in the match-day squad.

Bayern Munich Coax Veteran ‘Keeper Tom Starke Out Of Retirement To Help Cover Manuel Neuer’s Extended Injury Lay-Off

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Bayern Munich have added veteran goalkeeper Tom Starke to their Champions League squad despite the fact that the 36-year-old retired from football four months ago,

Starke managed a full 10 appearances in five years at Bayern before calling it quits at the end of last season, only to make a couple of cameos in the Bavarian club's pre-season tour of the USA.

‘I Pray He Heals Fast’ – Sadio Mane Offers Facebook Apology To Ederson After Mashing Studs Into Man City Keeper’s Face

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As you may have heard, Sadio Mane was shown a straight red card during Liverpool's heavy defeat to Man City on Saturday for leaving an imprint of his studs in Ederson's left (facial) cheek.

A seemingly lifeless Ederson received almost 10 minutes of treatment on the pitch before being administered gas and air and being carted away on a spinal board and rushed to City's on-site medical facility to check for fractures, only for the Brazilian 'keeper to return to the dugout after half-time with a sticking plaster on his face.

Videos

FAIL: Goalkeeper In Ethiopian League Clash Throws Ball Into Own Net, Pretends It Didn’t Happen (Video)

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Goalkeepers don't have it easy. While a midfielder's errant pass rarely ends in a goal for the opposition, any mistake from a 'keeper is liable to be punished.

During an Ethiopian top-flight clash this week between Welwalo Adigrat University and Fasil Kenema, the Welwalo Adigrat goalkeeper found himself on the wrong-end of an utter howler, with the poor chap somehow managing to throw the ball into his own net.

Serie D: Messina Goalkeeper Armando Prisco Shown Straight Red Card For Urinating In Goalmouth (Video)

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Sunday saw the Serie D derby between Messina and Igea finish goalless at a rain-sodden Stadio Carlo Stagno d'Alcontres.

Indeed, excess water proved to be the overriding theme of the match as the home side found themselves limping home with 10 men after the dismissal of their goalkeeper, Armando Prisco.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: El Nacional Goalkeeper Johan Padilla Goes Down In ‘Agony’ After Being Gently Prodded By Referee (Video)

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After slogging through 89 minutes of the tie and finding themselves 4-3 up, Ecuador's El Nacional began to start running down the clock in their Copa Sudamericana first round match against San Jose of Bolivia.

Chief among the time-wasters was El Nacional goalkeeper Johan Padilla, who managed to get himself booked for taking an age over a freekick.

CONCACAF Champions League: Club America Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin Pulls Off Superhuman Last Ditch Save To Keep Clean Sheet (Video)

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Club America of Mexico sounded thrashed Tauro FC by four unanswered goals in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday evening.

However, the Panamanian side did come perilously close to grabbing themselves an away goal in the final minute of the first half only to be thwarted by the superhuman efforts of America goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin.

Duisburg To Auction Water Bottle Made Famous By Goalkeeper Mark Flekken’s Howler Against Ingolstadt

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Duisburg are to auction the water bottle used by goalkeeper Mark Flekken during his infamous cock-up at the weekend in the BUndesligfa 2 clash with Ingolstadt.

The Duisburg 'keeper, thinking a goal had been scored at the other end, turned his back on the action to take a sip of water, only for the ball to promptly end up in the back of his net after a quick attack from Ingolstadt.

Retro Football: Porto Replace Vitor Baia By Signing Ivica Kralj, Yugoslavian No.1 And The Worst Goalkeeper In The World, 1998 (With Video Evidence)

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After the Premier League coughed up a weekend of these foreign goalkeepers doing these naff foreign punches (c/o Mark Lawrenson), Pies thought we'd pay humble tribute to one of the true innovators of the limp-wristed lamp.

The year was 1998. Yet to find an adequate replacement for talismanic 'keeper Vitor Baia, who had been sold to Barcelona a couple of years previous, Porto settled on Ivica Kralj, first-choice for Partizan Belgrade and the Yugoslavian national team.

Moreirense Goalkeeper Knocked Out While Porto Have Late Goal Disallowed, Only Discovers His Side Drew 0-0 During Post-Match Interview (Video)

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Moreirense earned themselves a valuable point in their ongoing fight against relegation by battling to a 0-0 draw with Primeira Liga leaders Porto on Tuesday evening.

However, after surviving 95 minutes unscathed, things very nearly went pear-shaped for the hosts at the death when Abdul Waris popped up to score what looked like being the winning goal with the final touch of the match.

Ligue 1: Dimitri Payet Quite Literally Leaves Strasbourg ‘Keeper Nursing Sprained Ankles After Felling Him With Audacious Body Swerve (Video)

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It took two late goals, but Marseille eventually cantered to a 2-0 win over Strasbourg on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from two ex-Premier League players.

Former Tottenham urchin Clinton N'Jie made the breakthrough in the 79th minute before Dimitri Payet put the game to bed with an audacious goal just a few minutes from time.

Carmarthen Town Goalkeeper Lee Idzi Scores First Welsh Premier League Goal Of 2018 From Inside His Own Penalty Area (Video)

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Unlikely as it may sound, Carmarthen Town's goalkeeper was the man to score the first Welsh Premier League goal of 2018.

The goal came on New Year's day, when Carmarthen (currently bottom of the table) travelled to Aberystwyth in desperate search of points.

After thwarting an early attack, Carmarthen stopper Lee Idzi launched the ball upfield only to see his monstrous punt go bouncing over his opposing number's head and underneath the crossbar.

Georgian Premier League: Title Decider Between Torpedo Kutaisi And Dimano Tbilisi Ends Amid Scenes Of Complete And Utter Pandemonium (Video)

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The Georgian Premier League (the Erovnuli Liga) came to a dramatic conclusion over the weekend, with the title-decider between Torpedo Kutaisi and Dinamo Tbilisi proving every bit as chaotic as you might imagine.

Going into the match, Torpedo needed to win to usurp Dinamo and clinch the championship, while the latter simply required a draw to seal the deal.

Tempting Fate: Cocky Goalkeeper Gets His Comeuppance In Tanzanian Local League Match (Video)

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With his side leading 1-0 and 20 minutes left to play, one Tanzanian goalkeeper decided that a bit of cocky time-wasting was in order.

After parrying a powerful freekick, the stopper began toying with the opposing striker by waiting until the last moment to pick the ball up.

Alas, the striker's reactions were just that split-second faster.

Belgian Pro League: Mechelen ‘Keeper Colin Coosemans Provides Outstanding Assist For 93rd-Minute Equaliser (Video)

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The photograph you see before you is of KV Mechelen goalkeeper Colin Coosemans very much occupying his natural habitat: getting down to make a save within the comfortable, familiar environs of his own 18-yard box.

However, with Mechelen trailing 2-1 against Royal Excel Mouscron in the Belgian top flight on Saturday evening, Coosemans went rogue.

Serie B: Trapani Goalkeeper Mirko Pigliacelli Sparks Counter-Attack With 80-Yard Cavalry Charge Down Field (Video)

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Fans of unorthodox, unnecessarily risky goalkeeping will no doubtenjoy this sublime little nugget lifted from Sunday's Serie B encounter between Frosinone and Trapani.

After going behind after just 11 minutes, relegation-threatened Trapani found themselves chasing the game for the majority of the afternoon.

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Leverkusen rubbish Leno to Bayern reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voeller denounced as “gibberish” media reports on Monday that their Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno is set to join Bayern Munich in January.

“That is gibberish,” said Voeller of any move for Leno, who has more than two years left on his Bayer contract.

Leverkusen rubbish Leno to Bayern reports

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voeller denounced as “gibberish” media reports on Monday that their Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno is set to join Bayern Munich in January.

“That is gibberish,” said Voeller of any move for Leno, who has more than two years left on his Bayer contract.

Ailing Nigerian ‘keeper Ikeme able to crack joke

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme felt able to crack a joke on transfer deadline day in England despite lying in hospital being treated for acute leukaemia.

The 31-year-old - who plays for second tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers - tweeted a picture of himself from hospital where he has been receiving treatment since last month.

Ailing Nigerian ‘keeper Ikeme able to crack joke

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme felt able to crack a joke on transfer deadline day in England despite lying in hospital being treated for acute leukaemia.

The 31-year-old - who plays for second tier English side Wolverhampton Wanderers - tweeted a picture of himself from hospital where he has been receiving treatment since last month.

‘Not worth risking’ – Loew defends Neuer omission

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew said he is not prepared to risk captain Manuel Neuer for their World Cup qualifiers despite grumblings from the goalkeeper, who is back after injury.

Neuer was unhappy about being omitted when Loew named his squad for the Russia 2018 qualifiers against the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday and Norway four days later in Stuttgart.

‘Not worth risking’ – Loew defends Neuer omission

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany head coach Joachim Loew said he is not prepared to risk captain Manuel Neuer for their World Cup qualifiers despite grumblings from the goalkeeper, who is back after injury.

Neuer was unhappy about being omitted when Loew named his squad for the Russia 2018 qualifiers against the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday and Norway four days later in Stuttgart.

Everton in double swoop for Pickford, Klaassen

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London (AFP) – Everton made Jordan Pickford Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper on Thursday as they signed the Sunderland star in a deal worth up to £30 million ($38 million, 34 million euros).

England Under-21 international Pickford will cost Everton an initial £25 million, surpassing the £10 million Southampton paid to sign his international colleague Fraser Forster from Celtic in 2014.

Everton in double swoop for Pickford, Klaassen

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London (AFP) – Everton made Jordan Pickford Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper on Thursday as they signed the Sunderland star in a deal worth up to £30 million ($38 million, 34 million euros).

England Under-21 international Pickford will cost Everton an initial £25 million, surpassing the £10 million Southampton paid to sign his international colleague Fraser Forster from Celtic in 2014.

Manchester City complete move for goalkeeper Ederson

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The announcement came a week after Benfica said they had agreed to sell the 23-year-old to City for 40 million euros ($45 million, £34.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson: Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s summer recruitment drive continued apace on Thursday as Manchester City signed the up-and-coming Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes from Benfica, the Portuguese champions announced.

The 40-million-euro (£34.85m, $44.87m) deal makes the 23-year-old the most expensive goalkeeper since Juventus paid Parma 52 million euros for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Major League Soccer

Numbers show McCarthy keeps the Union in good hands

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Andre Blake may be out for a bit, but John McCarthy has proven he's a solid MLS goalkeeper.

I'm going to give you three sets of goalkeeper numbers, and I'd like for you to guess to whom they belong.

Put down your pens and pencils. Time's up.

Player A is MLS All-Star team goalkeeper Tim Howard, whose Goals Against Average is 24th out of the 35 goalkeepers with over 90 minutes played this season.

How good is Andre Blake?

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Andre Blake is the reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and one of the best shot-stoppers in the league. He is also such a conundrum in possession that he is holding the Union back from reaching their full potential.

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Classic FAIL: Nantes ‘Keeper Mickael Landreau Attempts Panenka Penalty In Cup Final Shootout With Disastrous Consequences, 2004 (Video)

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During his pomp, Mickael Landreau was a thoroughly decent goalkeeper and a prominent member of that mini-stable of really good French stoppers that seemed to peak in unison during the early-to-mid 2000s, alongside Gregory Coupet and Ulrich Rame.

One thing Landreau was not, however, was a consummate penalty taker so quite why he was tasked with taking a spot-kick during the shootout at the end of the 2004 Coupe de la Ligue final is anybody's guess.

Corti Brings Skills and Smarts to RGVFC

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A star athlete and student at Stanford, goalkeeper Nico Corti brings intelligence and intangibles to the Toros.

Stanford University is one of the rare colleges in the country that is highly regarded athletically and academically. RGVFC's new goalkeeper Nico Corti excelled in both categories in his time there.

Huzzah: CSKA Moscow Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev Keeps First Champions League Clean Sheet In 11 Years

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Last night, something utterly remarkable happened in the Champions League.

No, we're not talking about Celtic managing to restrict PSG to a mere seven goals, but the banishment of a dreadful record that had extended to over a decade.

In successfully keeping Benfica at bay to help ensure a 2-0 win for CSKA Moscow, erstwhile goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev managed to register his first Champions League clean sheet in 11 years.

1,250 And Counting: Wisbech Town ‘Keeper Paul Bastock Breaks Peter Shilton Record For Most Games In Club Football

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Wisbech Town's Paul Bastock broke Peter Shilton's long-standing record for the most appearances in competitive club football on Saturday, with the 47-year old goalkeeper racking up his 1,250th game.

Bastock, whoowns a window cleaning business, made his record-breaking appearance for United Counties League Premier Division team Wisbech in their FA Vase clash with Thetford Town at Mundford Road.

Gonzalez 'not likely' to play as USMNT pursues Gold Cup title

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Jesse Gonzalez has Jesse Gonzalez has the potential to be a strong U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper. Given the experience and skill-set he's displayed at just 22 years old, it's easy to see that the future is bright for the FC Dallas goalkeeper.

That future, though, is unlikely to includes any USMNT appearances over the next few weeks.

Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

Mourinho: I’ll play Romero over De Gea in the final

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Following Manchester United booking their place in the Europa League final against Ajax, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Sergio Romero, not David de Gea, will play in the final in Stockholm.

The Argentinian has played in most of the Europa League games and has, to his credit, put in some great performances.

Fixing the Union - Defensive Edition

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In this portion of our new series Fixing the Union, we look at what is going wrong with the defense and goalkeeper positions

Inspired by a mailbag question, this series is going to look at ways the Union could theoretically become a winning side again.

To put this season's start in proportion, the Union have started on a historically bad stretch.