Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Goalie nutmegged from great distance
February 16th, 2011 7:36PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  belgium, video

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK] Goalkeeper Damien Lahaye's loan to Belgian Jupiler League club KV Kortrijk from Charleroi isn't working out so well. At least not judging by how he conceded this goal in last weekend's 1-0 loss to Gent. ...

The game was scoreless in the 82nd minute when Gent's Ilombe M'Boyo's cross played tricks on Lahaye:




0 comments
  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: February 17, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
    So what? Surprised it does not happen more often. The keepers vision was screened from seeing the ball until the last second and the forward came close to heading it. When a forward shanks a sure opportunity to score, do we call it an "incredible blunder" ?

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: February 17, 2011 at 12:37 p.m.
    >Amos, still no excuse... what about Dempsey's goal vs England last year? Was the Brit GK's vision "screened from seeing the ball?" Nah! Come now, mistakes, blunders, errors, etc., is a human trait, but when it comes or happens to footballers, gad forbid!!!

  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: February 17, 2011 at 5:56 p.m.
    The Brittish keeper's error was a lot different. There was no issue with his seeing the ball. He simply misplayed it and failed to get his body in proper position. My main point was that when a keeper makes a mistake, some call it an "incredible blunder" and post a Youtube video about it, but if a forward makes a dumb mistake, it is usually ignored. In this case, I didn't think it was any more of an error than what happens when a keeper comes out and fails to contact the ball before it is headed in.

  1. Michael Barbarick
    commented on: February 18, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
    No, what happened was the goalkeeper knew this was an easy one and was over anxious to throw the ball to a target before he collected it.... He was ahead of himself a mental error he will probably not forget, nor will the fans for a while. Robert Green was too casual on a routine play... thats my read of the situation

  1. Brian Threlkeld
    commented on: June 2, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
    Michael's assessment is on target. "The keepers vision was screened from seeing the ball until the last second . . . ." That's clearly not true. Check out the video from 0:22 on, which gives pretty much the keeper's pov. The ball had a lot of loft, and the keeper had a perfectly good view of it coming in. ". . . and the forward came close to heading it." That's an accurate observation, and a more relevant one. The near-miss of the leaping attacker may well have distracted the keeper. Of course, a keeper playing in Belgium's top pro league would be expected to handle such an ordinary element of the action without making a disastrous mistake. That's part of what makes this an incredible blunder. It's kicked right *to* him. The pace is manageable. It's in his *hands*. And he starts to look away, and turn away, before he's actually caught it (not coincidentally, those are common mistakes among receivers attempting to catch passes in American football). And yes, when a forward "shanks a sure opportunity to score," we *do* call it an "incredible blunder"! And I've seen them end up on youtube! So, if *this* isn't an "incredible blunder" in goalkeeping, *what* on earth *is*???


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives