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I remember back when foreign clubs were featured more on telly back in the day. EVERY foreign 'keeper used to punch the ball every time. They were (as one manager used to say) Clowns. We were spoilt for great and good 'keepers back then. Springett and Alan Hodgy, the two Sheffield no 1's, used to catch the vast majority of shots and crosses. Very few fancy Dan 'tipping it over' or 'pushing it past the post' when grabbing the ball was 'on'. That said, I saw a 'keeper cleanly catch a Penalty last week. It was a joy to watch. Modern 'keepers, on the whole, are pretty average. Parrying the ball, punching the ball and guiding it past the post is often lauded as a 'great save' by the commentators. Usually, it gives the possession back to the other team, often leading to a goal. 60's and 70's 'keepers would laugh their socks off.

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yes both clubs have had some great players in goal in and around here also

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12 hours ago, Hotmale 1954 said:

I remember back when foreign clubs were featured more on telly back in the day. EVERY foreign 'keeper used to punch the ball every time. They were (as one manager used to say) Clowns. We were spoilt for great and good 'keepers back then. Springett and Alan Hodgy, the two Sheffield no 1's, used to catch the vast majority of shots and crosses. Very few fancy Dan 'tipping it over' or 'pushing it past the post' when grabbing the ball was 'on'. That said, I saw a 'keeper cleanly catch a Penalty last week. It was a joy to watch. Modern 'keepers, on the whole, are pretty average. Parrying the ball, punching the ball and guiding it past the post is often lauded as a 'great save' by the commentators. Usually, it gives the possession back to the other team, often leading to a goal. 60's and 70's 'keepers would laugh their socks off.

Their gloves are that big these days they should be able to catch Halleys Comet if it came towards them.

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22 hours ago, Alextopman said:

Their gloves are that big these days they should be able to catch Halleys Comet if it came towards them.

Yeah, they should. You and I know they'd still 'push it round the post' or 'touch it over the bar'. It looks soooooooo much better. More spectacular.

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22 hours ago, Alextopman said:

Their gloves are that big these days they should be able to catch Halleys Comet if it came towards them.

As stated in one of my previous post's,  a glove as big as a shovel, enables them to tip a ball round the post or over the bar.

But doe's it make it harder to catch a ball travelling at speed, are todays goalkeepers coached into punching the ball rather than attempting to catch it ?

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