Between the Sticks #135

Episode 203,  May 03, 2022, 01:42 PM

It's another Tuesday pod (we promise not to make a habit of this) and another pod where Jordan Pickford takes centre stage.

England's No1 (England's, England's No1) pulled off the No1 performance from a Premier League goalkeeper at the weekend – as per post-shot xG stats revealed by StatsBomb.

In the EFL, Matt Ingram was drafted in on an emergency Luton loan with quite the baptism of fire at Craven Cottage. We discuss the decision from Hatters boss Nathan Jones to not stick with Harry Isted, while also sounding yet more klaxons - this time Brice Samba and Lawrence Vigouroux weighed in with goalkeeper assists.

Lastly, the goalkeeper world will be bidding a fond farewell to Karen Bardsley at the end of the season. Following a decorated career with Manchester City and England, the pioneering stopper has decided to hang up the gloves.