The Psychology of the Penalty

This article from the BBC news-site forgets about where to shoot or even how to shoot and concentrates upon the psychology. Er-um, makes you think!!!   Gambling with the game Goalkeepers ‘gambler’s fallacy’ impacts penalty shoot-outs By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News   Goalkeepers facing penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome say researchers. Psychologists studied videos from World … Read More

The Unsaveable Zone

In June 2014 The Daily Mail published this article. Research England footballers won’t need this time The perfect penalty can be taken by aiming at the ‘unsaveable’ zone Researcher analysed hours of footage to determine a goalkeeper’s reach Aiming outside the ‘unsaveable zone’ will achieve a goal 8 out of 10 times A third of matches after the knock-out stages will be decided by penalties England has had a measly … Read More

The Perfect Penalty

Here’s a timely reminder of how to cope with one of the world’s worst events. It usually only lasts about 15 minutes but it can affect the rest of your life. In some places in our world this event seems to recur every 4 years or so – often with devastating results. It is – The Penalty Shootout. With a lot of help from Google … Read More

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