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MCLAUGHLIN GIVES US THE LOWDOWN ON HOW TO SAVE A PENALTY

24 March 2015

Have you ever wondered how a goalkeeper does it?

Especially twice in a week. Jon McLaughlin told us that you can do research on the penalty takes, but he goes with his gut feeling.

“You try to do a little bit of research.

“You know they usually have a regular penalty taker who has an idea but for me personally it is just a feeling on the day, a gut feeling.”

Some of the world’s best goalkeepers have been known as ‘penalty specialists’ and you often see, especially in a penalty shootout that goalkeepers do a lot of research on the penalty takers.

McLaughlin told burtonalbionfc.co.uk that having a set side in your mind isn’t good as you may have a different gut feeling on the day.

“I don’t think it is good to have a set way in your mind where you are going to go in case you have a different feeling on the day.

“These past two I haven’t had much on them I just went with my gut feeling and luckily it has paid off.

“It is always a 50/50 anyway so at least this time it has paid off.”


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