Goalkeeping Gaffes: 6 Rules to Avoid Looking Like an Idiot

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Goalkeeping Gaffes: 6 Rules to Avoid Looking Like an Idiot
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Today I received a video of a mistake made by FC Torpedo Zhodino goalkeeper Artem Gomelko.

As happens all too often in Goalkeeping Gaffes, Artem tries to be casual and ends up looking very, very silly—not to mention costing his side a goal.

It's hard not to be sympathetic with goalkeepers: any mistake they make usually costs their team dearly. On occasions, though, they simply don't do themselves any favours.

Concentrate, do the basics and don't try to be clever. That should be the mantra for all goalkeepers.

Luckily—for the sake of this article—they often forget to do all three.

Here are six shocking Goalkeeper Gaffes, including Gomelko's mistake earlier this week, and six lessons all goalkeepers should learn.

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