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  1. Safe pair of hands

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech started out as a midfielder for his hometown club Petr Cech Born: May 20, 1982 Chinese horoscope: Dog Nationality: Czech Republic Club: Chelsea Position: Goalkeeper Squad number: 1 Speciality: Superb reflexes Ten things you need to know about him 1Cech has been named best goalkeeper of the Uefa Champions League three times. 2 He holds ...

  2. Sport - Soccer

    Goalkeepers shine on biggest stage of all

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Brazil will be remembered for outstanding performances from the last line of defence Goalkeepers shine on biggest stage of all Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers to shine. ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Colombia goalkeeper, 43, becomes World Cup's oldest ever player in thrashing of Japan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:23am

    ... Reuters in Cuiaba Another Asian team heads home without a win; Colombia face Uruguay in last 16 Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon wiped away the tears in making World Cup history ... minutes to make the goalkeeper the oldest player in the World Cup,” Pekerman said. Mondragon was in Colombia’s World Cup squads in 1994 and 1998, the last time the Andean country was in the finals ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL V MEXICO

    'Memo' to world: no way past this goalkeeper

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... for last 16 'Memo' to world: no way past this goalkeeper Mexico coach Miguel Herrera admitted he had never seen a better goalkeeping display at the World Cup than Guillermo Ochoa's ... 'keeper. It was never in my mind to start changing. I sat down with my backroom staff and my goalkeeping coach [Jose Torruco]. "It wasn't that the other two did not look solid, but we ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    Champions League semi-final draw throws up goalkeeper dilemma

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... on 2012 winners Chelsea in the other semi-final, which could prompt a showdown over goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. He plays for Atletico but is owned by the English club. Bayern, who knocked out ... goalkeeper Courtois. European football's governing body said any provision in Courtois' loan agreement preventing his participation is against the competition's rules. "Both ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Liverpool back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones ready to grab his chance

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... against Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the Australia goalkeeper will start in the match away to the Championship side on Saturday- only his ... but preseason signing Simon Mignolet has played in every Premier League game this season. However, the back-up goalkeeper is ready to prove he is capable if required in more major encounters. Being ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - RATIONAL REF

    Goalkeepers are easy pickings for strikers 'trawling' for a penalty

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 12:13am by William Lai

    ... William Lai Their shortage of true ball skills means they usually come off second best against any wily attacker fishing for a foul Keepers are easy meat for sly strikers Goalkeepers who attempt to tackle opponents or play the ball with their feet are like fish out of water. When compared with even talented schoolboy outfield players, it is easy to see professional goalkeepers ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Goalkeeper Yapp the hero as South China hold off Eastern

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 09:32pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Goalkeeper Yapp the hero as South China hold off Eastern South China had goalkeeper Yapp Hung-fai to thank after Eastern Salon held the champions to a goalless draw in their RedMR First Division soccer match at Mong Kok Stadium on Sunday. The Hong Kong international had to make a number of acrobatic saves in a high-tempo match, which Eastern were ...

  9. It's a goal!

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... assistant 3. a goalkeeper 4. a centre half 5. a midfielder 6. a captain 7. a substitute 8. a manager 9. a centre forward 10. a full back a) he plays in the middle of the front row of players and his ... up for the delays caused by the treatment of injuries 5. an own goal a) a goal scored accidentally by a player against his own team b) a goal scored by the goalkeeper 6. an equaliser a) ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    All bets are off for Sporting Kansas' gambling goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by APSPT

    ... Nielsen The best goalkeeper in Major League Soccer once walked into a casino and won half a million dollars, the chips so bountiful he couldn't find enough pockets to stuff them in. The next ... and the reflexes that have made him so good in the goal. He was the league's top goalkeeper last season, and could be headed for another All-Star Game this year. He's become universally respected ...




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