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Goalkeepers need to go back to basics

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This weekend saw a goalkeeping howler in the Premier League once again. It really has been a season that has been dominated by controversy, with refereeing errors and goalkeeping blunders being the most notable incidents.

On Saturday, Southampton's Artur Boruc took centre stage against Arsenal. Unbelievably, Boruc, who was under no pressure what-so-ever, decided to attempt a few Ronaldo-esque stepovers and was quickly put under pressure by striker Olivier Giroud.

Even more incredibly, Boruc attempted a Cruyff turn in order to relieve the pressure, but this ended in humiliation as Giroud easily tackled the Saints 'keeper and had a tap-in to make it 1-0. 

In my opinion, this is just not good enough. Southampton (and Boruc) are having a brilliant season and some actually think that they have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

This, however, was a Sunday League mistake. It was pathetic. You just can't afford such terrible slip-ups against a team like Arsenal, because, as was proven, you will be punished. 

When tricks such as those attempted by Boruc work, it looks brilliant, as Joe Hart demonstrated earlier in the year. But it just isn't necessary. What happened to the no-nonsense attitude? Why are 'keepers expected to be all fancy?

The job of a 'keeper is to keep the ball out of the net, it shouldn't matter whether they look good doing it or not. I think some of them need to buck their ideas up, because, at the moment, some goalkeepers with world class-reputations are making silly mistakes that Sunday League 'keepers would be ashamed to make.

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