Between the Sticks #121

dimitar mitov

FA Cup Third Round: you’ve got to love it. Especially if your name is Dimitar Mitov and you play for Cambridge United.

The Bulgarian stopper may not have scored the goal which took the League Two side into Round Four at the expense of Premier League Newcastle United (incidentally, his housemate Joe Ironside took that honour) but he did make a series of saves to keep The Magpies at bay.

And thanks to the wonders of technology, he offered up a couple of voice notes to talk us through how he made those saves and just they now mean to him.

Everton No2 Asmir Begovic was as equally acrobatic in denying Tom Eaves what looked like a certain equaliser for Hull, Rafa Cabral may have played his last game for Reading with mixed fortunes as The Royals bowed out at Kidderminster and Lewis Ward saved a Gabriel Jesus penalty in an eventual defeat for Swindon against Man City.

We’re also now in mid-January, which can mean but one thing: GKs are very much on their way. We cast an eye over the goalkeeping movers and shakers so far in this window.

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