‘What is going on here?’: life of the third-choice keeper

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Tom Hamilton | ESPNFC
August 2018 | 8-minute read


Welcome to the life of the third-choice goalkeeper, football’s version of the perpetual understudy. You are at every training session, standing in as the hapless target as strikers try to impress the coach by firing rockets at goal. On matchday, you train and travel with the team, knowing that unless the extremely unexpected happens you’ll be watching from the stands, or at best, the bench.


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