If you haven't of The Green Soccer Journal before then we will let you off this time, it's a unique ode to the beautiful game, combining strong football writing with a creative and contemporary to reporting and a level of photography rarely seen in the so-called beautiful game these days. With a refreshing change of focus on the area's of football while highlighting all the necessities without being lured towards the mainstream both in the football world and exposes the aesthetical side of the game be it the clothing, equipment and so on. So if eat, breathe and sleep football then this is a great read to enjoy the finer and sometimes forgotten points of football presented in a posh and uncommonly stylish way.
Issue Three, the latest issue focuses on the member of the team that is often not appreciated as much as he should be because he spends most of his time standing at the back in between the sticks, the Goalkeeper of course. It's the role that keeps the entire team together and the issue looks at what it takes to be a professional goalkeeper in the modern era; the pressures and responsibilities involved, and the mental strength needed to survive what can be a parlous undertaking. Chat's with some of the games top shot stoppers in Bob Wilson, Tim Howard and the most expensive goalkeeper of all time, Gianluigi Buffon. They discuss their feelings toward the position, the highs and lows they encountered, and the real reason they went for the gloves.Along with introducing a new shorts section, showcasing snippets of football culture and classic games to keep you occupied it's more than worth a read or two.
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