Do you think Pickford’s penalty taker list was a good idea?


10th July 2024

Did you know that goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had a clever trick up his sleeve to help him decide which way the Swiss players would shoot?

For the Euro quarter-final game against Switzerland, a penalty ‘cheat sheet’ was taped to his water bottle, with the names of the Swiss players and shots they might take, for example, ‘Akanji – dive left’ – the penalty Pickford successfully saved to help put England through to the semis.

Although this tactic is actually quite common, try not to tell anyone, eh…

Do you think Pickford's penalty taker list was a good idea?


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