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LUFC Best ever Leeds goalkeeper?

You`ll no doubt have seen that Vital is involved with the The Great Football Experiment

Good heavens above, I wish someone had done this when I used to play! I did buy a coaching video by Ivan Lendl once whilst playing tennis....well, I didn`t actually buy it WHILST playing tennis, I`m not a lady, I can`t multi task but you get my drift.....! Anyway, I tried his alternative grip and sprained my wrist. I think it was the tennis that did the wrist in anyway, can`t think of anything else... ahem... I digress!

This video is an example of the coaching they are getting. Specifically this time on the goalie position, lucky old Brad Ayling, aka The Bear. Not only is he getting one on one coaching but due to the training, he`s lost 2 stone in weight! When the crowd sing 'who ate all the pies` to him he`ll soon be able to sing back, 'not me!`



A few professional goalies could do with taking note! I`d love to put a few youtube clips of goalkeeper gaffs here but daren`t as we get 'told off` then by dataco! I`m sure you can think of a few though.

So, for Leeds. Our latest poll asks who was our best modern day keeper. I`ve started from Gary Sprake, Now there was a goalkeeper who could go from being world class to a buffoon in the blink of an eye.. Since then we have had a number of good keepers including David Harvey, John Lukic, Nigel Martyn and Paul Robinson.

For the forum and article comments:

Best goalkeeper you`ve seen play for us?

Worst goalkeeper?

And what is the single worst goalkeeping gaff?

Oh and ... ah bugger it, will put in this clip, the worst miss ever?



Did The Bear take full advantage of all his training? Well, in episode six you can see that he was a naughty Bear..... a few drinks the night before training?! Tut tut, we`d never have done anything like that eh!?

Anyway, you could leave some feedback on our Vital Nivea Great Football Experiment site, I`m finding it a right laugh I must admit. If Bear turns up hungover again, what forfeit should he have to do?
Now then, IF Bear turns up hungover for a game or training again, I think he should get another forfeit. Any good ideas folks? I think the best one can be put to the Ivory boys to vote on... so suggest away! ... How to beast the Bear... Click Here

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 7 2011

Time: 7:54PM

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The best goalkeeper I have seen between the sticks at Elland Road is Nigel Martyn. Made very few mistakes and was ultra consistent. I thought John Lukic was the best one on one goalkeeper I have seen at Leeds but he lost the plot after the League title and he never recovered from punching the ball in the back of the net at Ibrox against Rangers. That incident would also go down as one of the biggest clangers but when you think goalkeeper howlers you think Gary Sprake. I went to a question and answer with Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer last year and they both agreed he was brilliant but often had a problem concentrating. Throwing the ball in the back of the net at Anfield, letting the ball go through his body in the 1970 FA Cup final. It also seemed to be when he dropped a rick, it was in a huge game. What are your thoughts?
dazza71
The best goalkeeper I have seen between the sticks at Elland Road is Nigel Martyn. Made very few mistakes and was ultra consistent. I thought John Lukic was the best one on one goalkeeper I have seen at Leeds but he lost the plot after the League title and he never recovered from punching the ball in the back of the net at Ibrox against Rangers. That incident would also go down as one of the biggest clangers but when you think goalkeeper howlers you think Gary Sprake. I went to a question and answer with Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer last year and they both agreed he was brilliant but often had a problem concentrating. Throwing the ball in the back of the net at Anfield, letting the ball go through his body in the 1970 FA Cup final. It also seemed to be when he dropped a rick, it was in a huge game. What are your thoughts?
dazza71
I agree dazza nigel martyn was world class and i feel he never got as many england caps as he deserved.
bazza82
I agree dazza nigel martyn was world class and i feel he never got as many england caps as he deserved.
bazza82
Best I've seen Nigel Martyn worst Gary Sprake
Tiny T
Best I've seen Nigel Martyn worst Gary Sprake
Tiny T
Martyn and Harvey ahead of the rest. Lets hope we can be putting Lonergan into this category in a few years.
King Billy
Martyn and Harvey ahead of the rest. Lets hope we can be putting Lonergan into this category in a few years.
King Billy
Been watching regular since 1962 and Nigel Martyn is the best for me. Worst gaff was Sprake at Liverpool in the snow (no way it would be played now with elf n safety around) and the ball stuck to his gloves and he threw it into his own net. We had driven over in the snow in an old Hillman which froze up during the game and despite defrosting it (you used to put a little parafin heater under the engine) the engine blew on the way home. Not a great day.
erni
Been watching regular since 1962 and Nigel Martyn is the best for me. Worst gaff was Sprake at Liverpool in the snow (no way it would be played now with elf n safety around) and the ball stuck to his gloves and he threw it into his own net. We had driven over in the snow in an old Hillman which froze up during the game and despite defrosting it (you used to put a little parafin heater under the engine) the engine blew on the way home. Not a great day.
erni
Great story erni. Those were the days.
King Billy
Great story erni. Those were the days.
King Billy
Has everyone forgot just how solid Lukic was while he was here ?? - hardly ever had a "weston" (if ever)
simonfire1
Has everyone forgot just how solid Lukic was while he was here ?? - hardly ever had a "weston" (if ever)
simonfire1
Best moment for a Leeds keeper was Robinsons goal, fantastic header I think it was against Swindon in the last minute. Now that's goalkeeping but for consistancy Nigel has it. But I think if Kasper had stayed he may have improved a bit. Roll on Lonergan hope you are up there but a long way to go.
Only-Sleggin
Best moment for a Leeds keeper was Robinsons goal, fantastic header I think it was against Swindon in the last minute. Now that's goalkeeping but for consistancy Nigel has it. But I think if Kasper had stayed he may have improved a bit. Roll on Lonergan hope you are up there but a long way to go.
Only-Sleggin
I think Lukic had an Ibrox!
King Billy
I think Lukic had an Ibrox!
King Billy
 

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