Goalkeeper’s Cut: Neil Cutler

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Big Cuts. Real talk.

There are a select band of goalkeeper coaches who regularly come up in conversations regarding those leading the way in the profession. Without any doubt whatsoever, Neil Cutler is cemented within that group.

From Walsall to West Brom and now Aston Villa, Cuts has developed a reputation as one of the best not just in the UK, but throughout the world.

Indeed, the recent managerial switch at Villa was supported by a backdrop of fans and players alike pleading with the club not to let him leave alongside Dean Smith. Emi Martinez, a goalkeeper with whom he has worked closely and developed immensely since the Argentine arrived in the summer of 2020, was the first to speak of his admiration for the 45-year-old.

Following his recent appearance on the brilliant Fozcast, we take a slightly different route to explore Cuts’ goalkeeping philosophy, how far he employs the psychological side of the game and even delve into the world of the now defunct Lilleshall – once home to a 15-year-old Neil Cutler who, at the time, was regarded as England’s best goalkeeper of his age.

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