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Goalkeepingit real – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

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Goalkeeping It Real gets a wider audience after being published in UPRO Football Magazine

I was recently asked if I could write an article for UPRO Football Magazine on Goalkeeper Communication, including the interaction with their Defence…

… After much writing, re-writing, spell checking, grammar checks (albeit I think I missed two mistakes…!), however I have just found out and am pleased to announce (and feeling rather chuffed too!) that the article was accepted for publishing and you can now view it at:

http://uprofootballmag.com/2012/07/21/effective-communication-commanding-goalkeepers/

Enjoy 😉

Euro 2012 Goalkeepers – What the stats showed:

In the previous posting http://wp.me/p27nBU-fP it was seen that UEFA had chosen their 3 goalkeepers of the tournament. However what did the stats say… who are the goalkeepers that the stats showed to deserve recognition…

Euro 2012 Stats Part One: The busiest Goalkeeper of the tournament (Shots on goal per game)

Sometimes you have to feel for these Goalkeepers as they have a barrage of shots on goal, meaning that either their team is up against huge fire power or the defence isn’t doing their job or perhaps the team are not taking the action further up the field, meaning that the Goalkeeper has to deal with a lot more shots on goal, which makes the job of keeping a clean sheet that much harder (student Goalkeepers should take note, that it can be difficult to keep clean sheets in such situations – even for the vastly experienced Goalkeepers).

With Spain keeping the ball more than any other team and having one of the best defences, it is unlikely to see Iker Casillas in the top 5 of this stat…

Winner: Shay Given

So the first award, is for the busiest Euro 2012 Goalkeeper and there was none busier than Ireland’s Shay Given who had an incredible average of 10 shots on goal per game. He most definitely deserves this award as throughout the tournament Shay had to put up with tremendous back pain whilst still pulling off some great saves in the processes.

Runner up: Joe Hart

Shay Given was closely followed by England’s Joe Hart who not only from stats claimed to be the second busiest keeper (at an average 8.25 shots per game) but in the last match against Italy had more passes than any other England player… some feat…

The top 5 stats in full:

Player Country Games Played Shots on Goal Shots on per game
1st Shay Given Republic of Ireland 3 30 10.00
2nd Joe Hart England 4 33 8.25
3rd = Vyacheslav Malafeev Russia 3 21 7.00
3rd = Maarten Stekelenburg Holland 3 21 7.00
5th Andrij Pyatov Ukraine 3 19 6.33

Stats by www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Triple Award – Best Clean Sheets to Shots Ratio and Meanest Goakeeper: Maik Taylor

3 Awards this time for just one Goalkeeper. Showing that age is not a barrier for Goalkeepers to still perform at teh highest level. Maik Taylor wins the awards for:

  • Best Clean Sheets to Shots on Goal Ratio;
  • Meanest Keeper = No. Conceded to Shots on Goal; and
  • Meanest Keeper = Average Conceded per Games.
image from http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk

The following is a break down of the top 5 players in all three categories from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Clean Sheets

Shots on Goal

% Clean Sheets vs Shots

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

6

56

10.71%

2nd Adriano Basso Hull City

6

67

8.96%

3rd Kelvin Davis Southampton

18

204

8.82%

4th Adam Federici Reading

20

248

8.06%

5th Peter Brezovan Brighton and Hove Albion

7

93

7.53%

  Player Club

Goals Conceded

Shots on Goal

% Conceded vs Shots

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

7

56

12.50%

2nd Steve Mildenhall Millwall

9

58

15.52%

3rd Vito Mannone Hull City

19

120

15.83%

4th Adam Federici Reading

41

248

16.53%

5th Julian Speroni Crystal Palace

43

248

17.34%

  Player Club

Games Played

Goals Conceded

Average conceded/ game

1st Maik Taylor Millwall

11

7

0.64

2nd Adam Federici Reading

46

41

0.89

3rd Adriano Basso Hull City

15

14

0.93

4th Kelvin Davis Southampton

46

46

1.00

5th Steve Mildenhall Millwall

9

9

1.00

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Best % Clean Sheets vs Games Played: Vito Mannone

Best Clean Sheets to Games Ratio in the Championship 2011-2012 season is Hull City’s Goalkeeper (on loan from Arsenal) Vito Mannone.

The following is a break down of the top 5 players from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Games Played

Clean Sheets

% Clean Sheets vs games played

1st Vito Mannone Hull City

16

9

56.25%

2nd Maik Taylor Millwall

11

6

54.55%

3rd Adam Federici Reading

46

20

43.48%

4th Adriano Basso Hull City

15

6

40.00%

5th Kelvin Davis Southampton

46

18

39.13%

Championship 2011-2012 Goalkeeper Awards – Most Clean Sheets: Adam Federici

Most Clean Sheets and winner of the Golden Glove in the Championship 2011-2012 season is Reading’s, Adam Federici.

The following is a break down of the top 5 players from www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk:

  Player Club

Clean Sheets

1st Adam Federici Reading

20

2nd Kelvin Davis Southampton

18

3rd Julian Speroni Crystal Palace

16

4th Robert Green West Ham Untited

15

5th = Boaz Myhill Birmingham City

14

5th = David Marshall Cardiff City

14

5th = Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City

14

The new Goalkeeping it Real Web Site Launches

Goalkeeping it real has a bigger home…

www.goalkeepingitreal.co.uk

As well as this blog, you can get more information now on:

  • The latest statistics of the Goalkeepers playing in the Premiership and the Championship.
  • Where you can get professional training on Goalkeeping; and
  • Advice for Goalkeepers on Goalkeeping Techniques and Skills.

 

 

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