Click to expand
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#4 - whoovesthedoctor (05/13/2013) [-]
I play as a goalkeeper for my schools soccer team i can confirm this is 100% legitimate.

The approach to the ball, being about 2 paces to the left and 5 paces back, is the optimal approach for maximum power and accuracy aiming for the top left.
The kickers left hip opens to the left making any shot other than to the left an awkward one.
The left foot is completely planted to the left before it rolls onto the toes, the keeper saw that plant and added it to the likelihood the shot would go left.
And of course the #1 thing to look for is where they kicker is looking, in the approach the kicker glances at the left post and then at the ball.

perhaps the most innacurate part of this is that the goalkeeper should not be completely centered. Most people have a dominant leg that they can dive faster and farther off of. The keeper should be farther from this side of the goal (maybe 4 -6 inches) to compensate for the weaker side.

a penalty kick at the professional level cannot be about reacting to the ball, the power put into the ball will make any reaction time too late. Instead it is a battle of minds on who can read their opponent better, in this case, the penalty kicker won.
#121 to #4 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
Goalkeepers aren't expected to save penalties. The pressure is all on the penalty taker. It's therefore a combination of luck / poor shooting if one is saved.
User avatar #97 to #4 - steedawwg **User deleted account** (05/14/2013) [-]
Dude, it's a game called FIFA, there is no real life logic in that game.
#70 to #4 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
People upvoting are the ones who know nothing about football
#65 to #4 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
Silly americans thinking they know about football
#37 to #4 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
All of the things you describe is things penaltytakers use every time to manipulate where the goalkeeper thinks the shot is going. Scoring penalties on someone who tried to use just those tips wouldn't be very hard at all.
#30 to #4 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
you must be fat
User avatar #53 to #30 - meganinja (05/14/2013) [-]
When I was a kid, the goals were a lot smaller, so our team had this really fat kid who just had to stand in front of the goal and hardly ever move and it was almost impossible to score on him unless you had a good angle.
User avatar #15 to #4 - fukkendragonite (05/14/2013) [-]
Are you American?

I think this explains why you Americans have produced such great goakeepers (Brad Friedel, Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Kasey Keller to name just a few modern ones)
#66 to #15 - anon (05/14/2013) [-]
Americas goalkeepers are only OK none are top level. for a country of 400 million thats poor. Also spain produces better keepers. Casillas Reina Valdez De Gea etc.
User avatar #83 to #66 - fukkendragonite (05/14/2013) [-]
yeah, but as I said below, it's decent from a country like USA which isn't really a footballing nation.
User avatar #21 to #15 - derklucas (05/14/2013) [-]
I think Tim Howard is a decent goalkeeper.
#17 to #15 - keeluall (05/14/2013) [-]
Neuer, Adler, Weidenfeller, Ter Stegen, Wiese. I'd vote for germany on this one
User avatar #18 to #17 - fukkendragonite (05/14/2013) [-]
I never said that they were the best at producing keepers haha. Germany are good for it too. But then Germany is much more of a footballing nation than America is, so that's why the American goalkeepers thing is so weird.
#20 to #18 - keeluall (05/14/2013) [-]
Well, they do have Donovan, Altidore and Dempsey for example but yeah, their goalkeepers are pretty good
User avatar #7 to #4 - Hells (05/14/2013) [-]
isn't this a video game?
#6 to #4 - ColonelHansLanda (05/14/2013) [-]
The problem is the ball's defiance of physics not Carlos Tevez' run to the ball. Also I'm aware that the ball's movement could maybe be proved but it looks unnatural. Also, a little word to the wise, no one pays attention to someone's views on football when they call it soccer.
User avatar #10 to #6 - coolcalx (05/14/2013) [-]
the ball is spinning. that's not a defiance of physics, that's transfer of angular momentum into tangential kinetic energy.

see comment 8 for proof.
#140 to #10 - ColonelHansLanda (05/14/2013) [-]
refer to my statement where I just said "it could maybe be proved but it looks unnatural." I'm an engineer, I've studied motion.
#142 to #140 - ColonelHansLanda (05/16/2013) [-]
yes, well I'm studying engineering. That ball looks unnatural hence why it's been posted on here as a funny picture.
User avatar #141 to #140 - coolcalx (05/15/2013) [-]
I'm an astrophysics student, so I've also studied motion. if you really are an engineer, you should know better than to make absolute statements such as stating the ball was defying physics.
 Friends (0)