Meet the Family – Part 1By: Tom B | April 2nd, 2010
I’ll be spending the next few posts
The goalkeeper. They also call him doorman, keeper, goalie, bouncer or netminder, but he could just as well be called martyr, pay-all, penitent or punching bag. They say where he walks, the grass never grows.
— Eduardo Galeano, Soccer in Sun and Shadow
So with the hand I have been dealt, there are three options as first choice goalkeeper, as my youth prospects are pretty thin on the ground.
Firstly – Mr Guiamme De Courcy, born in Abdijan (Cote d’Ivoire), he’s 24, employed on a part time contract which expires at the end of the season, and frankly, he’s far and away 3rd choice.
Secondly – Jerome Hiaumet, born in Alencon, Normandy in 1979. He’s employed at 750 a week, on a part time contract, again expiring at the end of the season. His strengths are his shot stopping and handling, however, he is seriously deficient in coming off his line and his first touch. To be honest, I probably don’t trust him. Which leaves:
Thirdly – Jeremy Gavanon – this guy looks the real deal. He’s really good at shot stopping (15 reflexes and 13 handling) OK in the air (8 Aerial Ability, 11 Command of area) and good mentally. However – I do sympathise with his teamwork 1. He does his job – not much else.
Here’s teh comparison between Gavanon and Hiamulet – and there’s really not that much to choose between them.
and my coach decided that Gavanon should be number 1. I agree.