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Welcome toWith the endorsement of the leading players, key brands, glove and equipment suppliers, coaches and managers alike we are proud to deliver the first issue of a magazine dedicated entirely to the art of goalkeeping. covers the key elements required of a professional goalkeeper, with coaching features, equipment updates, legal and financial issues affecting the professional player, a summary of the key transfers and features covering the uniqueness of the goalkeeper to a football team. We focus not only on the stars of today such as Robert Green and Craig Gordon, but look to the emerging talent (see 'kid gloves'), the lower leagues and equally to life once the gloves are hung up (featuring Fraser Digby).In a position like no other on the pitch, focuses on those characteristics unique to a modern goalkeeper - Mike Pollitt and Neil Alexander speak candidly about life on the bench awaiting a chance to play, Matt Glennon gives an insight into the hopes and fears of a 'keeper whose contract is running out, whilst Portsmouth goalkeeper coach David Coles provides a fascinating insight into the art of recruiting goalkeepers. With the greatest footballing show on earth a matter of months away we speak to Brad Guzan and Robert Green about the potentially decisive art of saving penalties, and hear the remarkable story of how one penalty save, by former Bradford City stopper Mark Paston, secured the All Whites of New Zealand a historic place in South Africa.is a magazine for the goalkeeping profession. We actively encourage your contribution - please feel free to contact us with your suggestions as to how we can improve our first issue. is delighted to support and promote the great work carried out by our chosen charities: Sparks, Help for Heroes, CHILDREN with LUEKAEMIA and Everyman. Magazine is published by World in Motion ltd, a leading global management company and the UK'S foremost agency for professional goalkeepers.The magazine exclusively for the professional goalkeeping community.Editor's noteAndy Evans / Editor-in-Chief of GK1 and Director of World In Motion ltdGK1, Chancery House, 1 Lochaline Street, London, W6 9SJinfo@gk1.co.ukTel: +(44) 208 741 6060www.gk1.co.ukPublisher: World In Motion ltdEditor-in-Chief: Andy EvansDeputy Editor: Jason BrightmanCommercial Editor: James ClaytonFeatures Editor: Rob DakinDesign: Tim AlexanderEngland's number one? 4Robert Green - penalty kingWorld Cup hopeful 6Mark Paston - Kiwi HeroAmerican dream 8Brad Guzan - Villa's American starOn the move 12Transfer newsBusiness pages 14Key developments affecting the professional 'keeperBack with the first team 18Craig Gordon on injury rehabilitationEssential equipment 20The latest goalkeeping productskid gloves 22The stars of the futureScotland's Euro dreams 24Featuring Neil AlexanderCoaching corner 26David Coles on recruitmentView from the bench 28Mike Pollitt gives his viewCharity news 31Sparks, Help for Heroes, CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA and EverymanOutside the box 32Post career with Fraser DigbyCONTENTS"We at Uhlsport think the publication of GK1 is long overdue. Goalkeepers are a union amongst themselves and a publication catering for their needs and requirements will be a fresh addition to the team bus and the Chairmans desk. We look forward to being involved in the future.""The goalkeepers community is a tight nit one and those looking from the outside think we're mad. To have a magazine which caters specifically for our needs, thoughts and experiences is brilliant and something which will become well read and received throughout football." Richard Lee / Watford FCSPRING 20103

When it comes to the dreaded penalty shoot out, who would you want between the sticks? When reviewing the stats over the last five years GK1 discovers Rob Green has the best record of any English keeper with a save rate of over 30%. With the World Cup fast approaching penalties are in everyone's minds as history states that some of the biggest games are decided by the cruel, yet entertaining, spot kick.backpage imagesWORLD CUP PREVIEW WORLD CUP PREVIEW WORLD CUP PREVIEW