Intellectualising the World Cup, no.5

I actually liked this little paean to goalkeepers. Having been a keeper myself, I fully recognise how weird you need to be to fulfil the duties of that role.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t let the article pass my intellectualising series (the previous entry, with links to other entries therein, is here) with a line like this in it:

I assume he has never compared his role between the sticks with that of the versifier, but his apparent solitude and contemplative demeanour after his fumble on Saturday night was nothing short of poetic.


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Man of letters & numbers; also occasionally of action. Husband to NTW. Dad of three. Friendly geek.

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