Why Neil Etheridge should be high on teams’ summer shopping list should Cardiff be relegated

Why Neil Etheridge should be high on teams’ summer shopping list should Cardiff be relegated

At football’s highest levels, earning results often comes down to the smallest margins. For the man positioned between the sticks, these microscopic details hold the most significance, and is why recruiting well in the goalkeeping position can be make or break for a side.

In crucial relegation battles, or equally in avoiding being dragged into such late season scraps, a top quality shotstopper can be the deciding factor.

Therefore a premium exists for a good goalkeeper and clubs looking to strengthen that area must box smart.

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Why the Chinese goalkeeper rule may not actually be beneficial for development

Why the Chinese goalkeeper rule may not actually be beneficial for development

When people think of China and football there is one thing that comes to mind in modern times; money. In the past five years or so, the Far East nation has been the source of some of the most astronomical transfer fees and dealings.

Yet, there remains one crucial position on the football pitch entirely untouched by that big-money business.

The goalkeeper.

And that’s for good reason too. Clubs simply aren’t allowed to.

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