When writing a match report, there’s nothing I dread more than spending the entirety of it praising a goalkeeper. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing but respect for the position, but the spectator in me wants to see the fulfilling act of a goal or four. There’s only so much joy to be found in a keeper clawing out an attempt before pulling off a miracle kick save to keep things at 0-0.
We don’t know who this goalie is, but we want him on our team. We here at The18 are all for these types of goalkeeper mind games.
This keeper takes shithousery to a new level. He doesn’t give a fuck about decorum. He just wants to get in your head.
And it worked.
Facing a penalty kick, this keeper just hoofs the ball away before the opponent can take his kick.
Sure, he got a yellow card for his efforts — a slice of cheese per the Aussie lingo. But when the Mix Diskerud-wannabe finally took his spot kick, it was a tame attempt, easily saved by the keeper.
Yesterday, Dag & Red visited York Road, the home of Maidenhead United in the fifth tier of English football, and recorded a 1-0 victory over the home side. If Maidenhead is now looking for answers to shore up its defense, they could do worse than sign this guy from the crowd.
Harnessing his inner Virgil van Diijk, this siege tower of a lad outmuscled his marker (presumably his girlfriend), timed his jump to perfection and planted a remarkable headed clearance back towards the pitch — all while wearing a beanie.
Evgeni Chernov deserves a raise after making perhaps the best double save of all time.
He’ll have to settle for three points.
Chernov and his FC Rostov crew traveled to Moscow to play Lokomotiv Moscow on Saturday and came away with a 2-1 victory over last season’s runners-up. The Muzhiki (translates to Tough Guys) have Chernov to thank for the win.
A 26-year-old left back, Chernov made an unbelievable double save to deny Lokomotiv, and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around that second block.