Newcastle United

Newcastle Very Close To Completing Loan Deal This Week

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It looks like manager Rafa Benitez is going to shake up the goalkeeper situation at Newcastle this summer and he is trying to bring in an experienced goalkeeper, although it looks like [...]

Newcastle 20 Year-Old Has Huge Ambitions

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It looks like 20 year-old Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has a great future ahead of him and he has already played 42 times for the various England youth sides through U21 level. He is the son of former Newcastle goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman and he has come along very well through the Newcastle Youth Academy [.

It’s More Good News From Newcastle

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We've been wondering how Rob Elliot is getting along with his recuperation from thatbad ACL injury he picked up in late March and there's some encouraging news this morning on Rob. The Newcastle goalkeeping coach Simon Smith has given a positive update on Rob and all the other Newcastle goalkeepers including Tim Krul [.

After A Record-Breaking 125 Caps For Ireland, Shay Given Quits International Football

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By Alan Duffy

One of the best goalkeepers to ever grace the Premier League, 36-year-old Shay Given has decided to retire from the international game after racking up 125 caps for the Republic of Ireland, a record for the Boys In Green.

The Aston Villa glovesman, oft described (erroneously) as a 'short goalkeeper' (he's 6'1″), wasn't at his best in Ireland's disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, and after much thought, decided the time was right to step aside.

Sporting KC 1-1 Stoke City – Match Recap – Friendly – 1 August 2012

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Stoke City ended their 2012 USA pre-season tour with a 1-1 draw at Sporting Kansas City.

The match was scoreless until the 84th minute when Stoke took the lead on a penalty kick but Sporting responded with a fluke goal in stoppage time.

The match started out a bit slowly as neither team had any clear cut chances early.

Manchester United

United Is Safe In De Gea’s Hands

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"Edwin Van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel are legends in this club and that's what I want." Words spoken by David De Gea prior to helping his team to yet another victory at Anfield....

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2012/13 season preview: Manchester United

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It is still a mystery how they faltered and lost the title in the very last minute last season. The Red Devils are vowed to fight back. Have they armed up enough this offseason to pull themselves closer to Manchester City?

Notable new signing: Shinji Kagawa is not arriving at Old Trafford only for the Asian market.

2012/13 season preview: Manchester United

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It is still a mystery how they faltered and lost the title in the very last minute last season. The Red Devils are vowed to fight back. Have they armed up enough this offseason to pull themselves closer to Manchester City?

Notable new signing:

Shinji Kagawa is not arriving at Old Trafford only for the Asian market.

Fantasy Premier League 2012/2013 Preview: Defenders

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We've previewed the best FPL goalkeeping studs & duds, so let's preview the best and worst defenders from a Fantasy Premier League perspective. Studs: He's back. Nemanja Vidic [7m] returns to action to Captain Manchester United after injury problems limited ... Continue reading →

Aston Villa Squad Announced for US Tour/Fire Friendly

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With Aston Villa coming to Chicago this weekend to play the Fire, they have announced the players that will be making the trip. "The Villains" will be coming into Toyota Park on Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 PM CST to ply their trade. Aston Villa is a club rich in history, and the friendly should be a blast for those attending.

New England Revolution


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The curious case of the Philadelphia Union and its unique Goalkeeping situation might come as a surprise to most of you. Unfortunately, it's more like business as usual for a Nick Sakiewicz-run team.

Nick Sakiewicz was a goalkeeper in his "playing" days. One would think he would know a thing or two about the position and thepsyche of the players, but that doesn't stop him from playing mind games or just being fickle with them.

Five Questions: Revolution vs. Toronto FC

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Revolution head coach Jay Heaps (left) speaks with team owner/investor Robert Kraft prior to Sunday's game against the Red Bulls. (Photo: Mr. Walter Silva)

For anyone who doubted that Jay Heaps meant business, last week erased any lingering doubts.

Faced with shaky goalkeeping in recent weeks, Heaps tabbed his unproven backup and kept his veteran on the bench versus the Red Bulls.


Video: Fenerbahce 0-3 Arsenal

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Arsenal overcame what looked like a tricky Champions League qualification tie against Fenerbahce with a comfortable 0-3 away win. The Gunners never looked troubled during their trip to Istanbul, except perhaps during the pyrotechnic display outside their hotel and the nasty cut to the head received by Laurent Koscielny.

GIF It: Wojciech Szczesny’s breakdance goalkeeping (Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa)

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A penalty is never just a penalty when you've got Wojciech Szczesny in nets. In this incident against Aston Villa on Saturday, he saves a penalty, attempts a punch and pulls off a breakdancing move... and still ends up conceding. Still, you've got to admire those penalty area gymnastics.

Arsenal goalkeeping: Crisis what Crisis?

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When it comes to the goalkeeping department, Arsenal has never been accused of being the strongest Premier League club in the past several seasons. The club's last world-class keeper was David Seaman and Jens Lehmann could probably be considered an adequate or good goalie. However, since Lehmann's departure, the goalkeeping hasn't kept up with the other 10 positions on the field as far as top players are concerned.


The Premier League: the Bradley-est league in the world

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As we all know, the Premier League is the greatest league in the world. The evidence for this has been repeatedly put forward by a host of pundits who don't watch any other leagues by way of comparison. But OTP would like to add a little snippet to the pile of evidence. In which other [...]

Guzan ready to challenge for starting spot at Aston Villa

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CHESTER, Pa. -- Brad Guzan has spent four years as a backup goalkeeper at Aston Villa. But this year, as he and his club prepare for a new Premier League season, the starting spot could be within reach.

Earlier this week, Guzan put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at Aston Villa for at least the next three years.

Monday Kickoff: Guzan re-signs with Villa, Russia to appoint Capello, & more

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If Brad Guzan is going to permanently claim a starting goalkeeping spot in the near future, he will have to do so at the club where he has struggled to breakthrough thus far.

After flirting with free agency, Guzan re-signed with Aston Villa on Monday, the Premiership club announced on its website.


Arsenal and the goalkeeping problem

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Should Arsenal buy a new goalkeeper in January? by KJ

Arsenal have suffered an array of injuries once again to key players at the start of the season. The likes of Rosicky, Sagna, Wilshere, Diaby, Szczesny, Fabianski, Frimpong have either made very few appearances or have yet to feature for the club this season.

Some thoughts

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Apologies for lack of posting. For one thing there doesn't seem much concrete to talk about: will they, won't they, etc... For another our increasingly antiquated work IT setup has made it all but impossible for me to post from there. No, don't get me wrong, I work hard, honest, just that I used to do a lot of writing first thing in the morning or at lunchtime.

Some thoughts

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Apologies for lack of posting. For one thing there doesn't seem much concrete to talk about: will they, won't they, etc... For another our increasingly antiquated work IT setup has made it all but impossible for me to post from there. No, don't get me wrong, I work hard, honest, just that I used to do a lot of writing first thing in the morning or at lunchtime.

Men's Olympic Rewind: Honduras eliminates Spain, Brazil cruises, and more

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Honduras pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Olympic soccer history on Sunday, riding an early goal from New England Revolution striker Jerry Bengtson on their way to a 1-0 victory against Spain. A defeat that eliminated Spain from the Olympics.

The Hondurans rode tenacious and organized defense, outstanding goalkeeping, and a healthy amount of luck to hold off a Spain side widely regarded as a favorite to reach the gold medal game.

David Seaman on Arsenal’s Goalies & Management

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Arsenalinsider got a chance to sit down with Dave Seaman. Here's the scoop:

Question: What do you think about Arsenal's current goalies?

Seaman: Arsenal's goalkeeping situation is good. They have got some young goalkeepers. That's the only problem that they're young. But Szczesny is doing a fantastic job.

Interview With Arsenal Legendary Goalkeeper David Seaman [VIDEO]

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Arsenal and England legendary goalkeeper David Seaman recently answered several questions from EPL Talk, including some of his most memorable goalkeeping jerseys he wore, what positions he played other than goalkeeper, how the way he watches games...

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Aussie keeper could be a good fit for Spurs

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Australian under 23 goalkeeper Mathew Ryan will arrive at Spurs at the start August to begin a week of training and while it seems that this is merely to gain experience, the young stopper looks a perfect choice as back up to the main goalies.

Ryan was named as the Australian A-League's best keeper during the 2011-12 season and is seen by many as the natural understudy to Mark Schwarzer.

Late LeToux winner lifts Whitecaps past Rapids

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When rookie Darren Mattocks drew his second yellow card, earning a red card in Saturday's match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids, it looked like the home team might struggle to avoid losing at BC Place.

Sebastien LeToux not only made sure that didn't happen, he helped the Whitecaps take all three points in Saturday's battle of Western Conference playoff contenders.

LA Galaxy

Beckham Scores From Corner Kick

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Looks like Beckham's up to his old tricks again for LA Galaxy, this time scoring directly from a corner in a cup qualifying game. Poor defending/goalkeeping, as expected when you watch games from America, along with the stereotypical South American commentator shouting "Goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal".

Crew tie Galaxy on emotional night in Columbus

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The Columbus Crew made an emotional return to action on Wednesday night, playing their first match since the death of midfielder Kirk Urso. As difficult as it was to get back on the field after such a tragedy, the Crew battled on and honored their fallen teammate with a gutsy performance.

Galaxy Notes: Saunders ready to play, Donovan looks to lead by example & more

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CARSON, Calif. – After a trying couple of months, goalkeeper Josh Saunders appears set to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy starting lineup.

After taking a personal leave from the club in April and joining the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program in May, Saunders was cleared to return to action on June 7.

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The Lonely Position - NWSL, Pre-Season with the Washington Spirit

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By Lloyd Yaxley

So here we are 3rd time lucky with the formation of a new women's professional league in America. In previous years there was the WUSA (Women's United Soccer Association) this league lasting under two years.

Next was the WPS (Women's Professional Soccer) this league lasting three seasons.

Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Erwin Arias saves penalty three times

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This arguably wins the prizes for the best goalkeeping 15 minutes of the season and the ballsiest refereeing pedantry of all time. With Universitario leading 1-0 against Oriente Petrolero, they were awarded a penalty by the referee. Jose Gabriel Rios was the man to step forward, but he saw his spot kick saved by the [.

Arteta on defence, more thoughts on the goalkeeping situation

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Some interesting words from Mikel Arteta to kick off this week.

There's the usual stuff about how the team expected to win the game, and I've got no issue with that at all. Fans expected us to win the game, why shouldn't the players? For those that would suggest it's arrogance, I don't buy that, and there's a big difference between expecting to win a game and thinking you have the right to win just by turning up.

Thoughts on FCD’s Goalkeeping Situation

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There is some scuttlebutt out there that FC Dallas was on the verge of adding Colombian goalkeeper David Gonzalez for the rest of the season. Gonzalez is currently out of contract after most recently playing three matches for Barnsley FC of the English second division on what appears to be a non-contract basis.

GK Icon USA Has Arrived

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GK Icon USA Has Arrived!
Two of the best goalkeeping academies either side of the Atlantic Ocean have joined forces to create a World class organization aimed at developing the next generation of stars.
US-based 247GK and GK Icon from the United Kingdom have come together to form a fantastic team catering for goalkeepers young and old.

Can we afford not to sign a keeper?

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With Julio Cesar part of Mark Hughes' real life game of football manager, it seems that Tottenham's goalkeeping options are now down to just one target. If the papers are to be believed, Lyon's Hugo Lloris has been priority number one throughout the summer but with time running out, can Spurs afford to lose out on the signing?

Disappointing not to win but no crisis!

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It was just as many of us would have expected, Sunderland were efficient and organised, we dominated the possession and the game, created a fair few chances and on balance should have won the game. Â Unfortunately we couldn't quite finish Sunderland off, credit to them for their organisation and a decent goalkeeping performance, and we need to sharpen up in front of goal too.

Troy Perkins Appreciation Thread

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Yesterday we saw the departure of Troy Perkins to the Montreal Impact. Truth is, he was a great player who both really loved the team and the city that we all endear so much. It's for this reason that he became such a huge fan favorite here in Portland, even if he wasn't the best keeper in recent months.

MB 90: Looking Beyond the Green Monster

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Jon Levy Four years ago in Beijing, a young midfielder with a contentious last name very nearly led an Olympic team to medal heights, only to have those dreams dashed by a bad piece of goalkeeping on a Holland set piece and the definition of an ill-timed red card by one Michael Orozco a game [...]

Noticias : Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero In Caracas, Venezuela and Real Madrid’s Preseason

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Spanish Goalkeeping Saint (oh, you can bet that they've already sanctified him in the smaller towns!), Iker Casillas, travelled to Caracas, Venezuela over the weekend to participate in a special football clinic for young footballers in the city. And San Iker certainly lived up to his 'Saintly' reputation.