Things to watch differently in the Premier League this season #2 – Goalkeepers
About 20 years ago, two very important things happened that changed the footballing landscape forever. The back-pass rule was introduced and Peter Schmeichel joined Man Utd. The rule-change introduced us to the panicky hoof into the stand and ‘keeper Cruyff-turns, while the Dane’s long throws were a huge novelty. Barely seen before, these events are…
What’s a Goalkeeper Worth to His Team?
While hunting the internet for football myths to dispel, Differentgame remembered a question from @thegingerpiglet in relation to whether a goalkeeper is ‘worth’ more than a forward to his team. It’s an interesting question. You’ll often find managers and fans lamenting the loss of their main forward, citing it as a reason for being unable…