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Monday, 27 March 2023 19:43

Range of Passing/Kicking, Clips Packages Blog


Over the years I have often received “Clips Packages” from goalkeepers, when I have been working either in Academy football or First Team football.

Sunday, 19 December 2021 13:00

Christmas in Professional Football Blog

This year is my first Christmas Break in the professional game since 2013. 

Friday, 28 May 2021 08:15

The Drama of Penalties Blog

With the Manchester United defeat on penalties to Villarreal in the Europa League Final its certainly sparked a fair bit of debate on the intricacies of penalties.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020 10:28

Criticism/Over Analysis/Pressure/Enjoyment Blog


Do I think goalkeepers should never face criticism?……NO……..but do it in a constructive not destructive way


Do I think goals should be analysed?……..YES…….but in a balanced way looking at the start point of the attack to the finish, not just the final action where the goalkeeper is beaten.


Friday, 07 February 2020 21:24

Distribution, finding the balance Blog

I hear the phrase “The Modern-Day Goalkeeper” a lot and how these days goalkeepers have to be good with their feet with a big focus being on playing out from the back.

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 08:43

"The Goalkeepers Union" Blog


"The Goalkeepers Union" is a term that is often used in the game, but what does it mean?

Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:53

What exactly are we preparing our goalkeepers for Blog?

As coaches we need to work out what is required of the goalkeepers for our club/team/academy when looking at our programme of work

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 17:23

Focus on the positives / negatives blog

Do we have a positive or negative culture in England?

Monday, 27 November 2017 10:06

A Guide To Goalkeeping For Outfield Coaches/Managers/Fans Blog


Spare a thought for your goalkeeper..........

Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:01

The Wonder of Wembley Blog

When I made the tough decision to leave Swindon Town last summer after 9 years at the club I had supported since childhood I had no idea how things would pan out. After working hard over the years to get to the stage of coaching in League One it was a tough call dropping two divisions to the National League.

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