Originally Posted by Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber
Truth is missing a penalty is just shameful, period. Because there is rarely a good excuse for it. That is why it is always big news when it happens.
At an amateur level, yes. When the keepers arent as good you really shouldnt be missing. The keepers have no knowledge of where you are going to go etc. Much harder for a keeper. I play at a decent level and didnt miss my first pen til last season, was gutted.
At a professional level with all the dvds, videos and the quality of keepers, its certainly more acceptable to miss a penalty. Certainly isnt shameful.