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Justin Bryant
Author, 'Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness.' Original Lions. Director of Goalkeeping at NC State.
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Justin Bryant 6h
Ugh Kevin Anderson took that off Sock's forehand.
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Justin Bryant 18h
Very good piece. If I'm walking in a crowd, and nobody is more than a foot taller then me, a feeling of satisfaction will sometimes come over me, knowing I could safely claim a cross.
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Justin Bryant 20h
Emre Can's apology sucks.
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Justin Bryant 21h
Replying to @Anconitana78
Can't wait!πŸ˜œπŸ‘
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @michaelbsacks
I remember I reached out to you about a decade ago and asked if you still had any of those old files, and you sent me a bunch. 'Let's Cool it With the Suicides' was one πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
I still remember The Freedonian and all its glorious madcap absurdity. Great stuff.
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Matt Pyzdrowski Sep 20
In this week’s column for I explain the art of the punch and where exactly it all went wrong for ’s Michel Vorm last weekend against
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @GKCoachAW @ArturBoruc
Technique πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @DavidEvs1
All too common story, but glad it worked out.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
I'm two-footed, so you know...πŸ˜‰ Seriously though, injuries can affect a GK coach's way more than an outfield coach. They're just very different positions.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @Keepers_Union
5/last: I love doing this. I have an MFA, a couple of published books, and have lecturing experience, so I'll transition to academia full-time in another decade or so. I just hope everyone else also has a plan, because 4 sessions a day for decades is rough.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @Keepers_Union
4. So the 34-yr-old GK coach who hustles a living doing lots of sessions - what's the end game? Your peers are in normal jobs with benefits, getting raises, paying into retirement. If/when you try to enter that world, you're a couple decades behind.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @Keepers_Union
3. So your body pays the bills. That's fine at 25 or 35, but it is going to get harder. I see a lot of young coaches who are pretty casual about this. I consider gym time and other fitness stuff to be part of the job. You have to set the energy tone.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @Keepers_Union
2. I know some talented GK coaches who thru skill, work, or also maybe good fortune, have landed good full-time jobs that let them pay mortgages and raise families. They are the minority, and I'm certainly not one of them. Most of us have to hustle.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
Replying to @Keepers_Union
1. This is a physical job. Some outfield coaches get involved in games etc, but *all* Gk coaches are physically involved. Shooting, crossing, challenging, motivating etc. It's not arms-crossed, observational stuff, at least not too often. So fitness it huge.
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Justin Bryant Sep 20
I did 4 sessions Monday, 4 Tuesday, and 3 last night. I'm 52 and feeling a little sore and tired this morning. So here's a short thread about GK coach longevity and career arc. First, this many sessions is not normal; we had a hurricane last week. That said-
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Justin Bryant Sep 19
Replying to @TSCgoalkeeping
I wish my memory was even half as good for other things! I can lie in bed and remember goals against from the 80s.
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Justin Bryant Sep 19
Replying to @TSCgoalkeeping
Yes sir! Unfortunately, I remember that game well, and three others did go in. 😬
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Justin Bryant Sep 19
Replying to @Keepers_Union
Just for the record, this didn't go in.
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Justin Bryant Sep 19
Replying to @CrumpsalLiam
You won't find anyone who could say a bad word about him. Outstanding guy.
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