The modern Goalkeeper

The modern Goalkeeper

 Neuer, Motta and Cruyff: how the modern goalkeeper became more than just an afterthought!! In his side’s 3-2 victory over Paderborn on Friday evening, Manuel Neuer dropped a clanger which captured perfectly the anxiety-inducing protagonism of the modern goalkeeper. Charging out of his area with the cavalier abandon that has become so synonymous with the…

What is “La Salida Lavolpiana”?

What is “La Salida Lavolpiana”?

In modern football, the tactical zeitgeist’s lexicon has centred itself around a few choice buzzwords. From ‘pressing’ to ‘triangles, the language we use to describe our strategic approach to the game is universal and entrenched. Though the concept has been around since the days of kick-and-rush, one term in particular is becoming increasingly pervasive in…