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The goalkeeper
Around the Academy:

Where do you play?
Everybody says you've got to be a bit crazy to wear the number one jersey.

But there's no doubting it's one of the most important jobs on the football pitch.

You need agility and bravery to be a keeper.

And lucky them - you can even handle the ball, but only in the penalty box!

It's not easy being a goalkeeper
Who'd be a keeper?

It can get lonely between the sticks.

You need to be always ready and alert for that crucial save - especially if you haven't had much to do during the game.

Now that goalkeepers can't pick up backpasses there is more emphasis on the control and kicking skills of a keeper.

There's no hiding place!






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