This World Cup has thrown light to a difficult yet under rated job in the world of football - goalkeeping
This week we look at the top ten goalkeeping mistakes in recent history in English football. Some are funny, some are tragic and some are downright embarrassing.
Joe Hart's prolonged run of poor form has brought him under scrutiny. TheHardTackle takes a look at England's goalkeeping situation and asks who should be No 1
Here is a lowdown on the competition between Simon Mignolet and Pepe Reina at Liverpool FC; and how Victor Valdes holds the key to the identity of Liverpool's No 1 goalkeeper
Tanumoy Basu believes that a goalkeeper needs to be both tall and technically sound. He is not only the shot stopper, but the first line of attack.
Valdes epitomizes the courage of Barcelona and the unflinching loyalty that they have towards their philosophy, their style, and their values. But he hardly gets his due. It's high-time he does.
Valdes will not end his career at the Camp Nou. Whatever be the scenario, Victor Valdes will still remain as the best goalkeeper suited to the Barcelona style of play. THT analyses a few goalkeepers who could fit in for Victor.
Sir Alex has opted to go for a young Spanish goalkeeper as he looks to fill the gap left by Van Der Sar, but can De Gea fill that gap? THT takes a closer look.
The Dutch fans have gone through it, and it's about time for the Red Devils to endure similar agony. Although it's nothing new for the Old Trafford faithful, as the anguish of parting away with a certain Great Dane is still fresh in their reminiscence; yet the Devils all over the world would invariably feel like losing their religion all over again when Edwin Van der Sar decides to hang his big gloves.
In the third edition of Footballistic, TheHardTackle's comic creator Prasanna Venkatesh gives a glimpse of what could possibly be the best solution to Arsenal's defensive problems, which in turn would make Arsenal serious contenders for the title next season.