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Black or Yellow kit for a Goalkeeper?

  • 1. Yellow

    Votes: 41 74.5%
  • 2. Black

    Votes: 14 25.5%

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gooDevil

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Should a goalkeeper wear black to make it harder for strikers to see him, either in the central or peripheral vision?

Or should a goalkeeper wear yellow (or the like) to draw the strikers eye, to intimidate him with the goalkeepers presence, to make him more likely to shoot wide, or even for him to ironically shoot right at the keeper, like a skydiver with target fascination?
 

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Is it not a case of the brighter the colour of top the more off putting and bigger he looks to opponents? Or have I dreamt that?
 

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Yellow and black stripes so the striker thinks the goalkeeper may have the ability to sting him
 

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I actually think Schmeichel talked about this in some interview. I think he said he preferred brighter colours because of the intimidation factor (as you'd expect from him).
 

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I actually think Schmeichel talked about this in some interview. I think he said he preferred brighter colours because of the intimidation factor (as you'd expect from him).
Yep he said the same when he picked a less than usual color for his Sporting kit

 

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A goal keeper shouldnt be seen. To confuse the striker. He should wear camouflage




i dont know about you but all i see here are tim howards white gloves. Expertly disguised
 

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Apparently 'keepers in red stand a slightly better chance of saving a penalty. I can definitely believe that, even if it's marginal. Even just closing my eyes and picturing a 'keeper fully in bright red versus a 'keeper fully in bright blue, the red seems more striking and more of a barrier.

But so many teams wear red, so they'll only be able to wear it every now and then.
Brighter's better, in my opinion. England's red and yellow are good, thought the red could be even brighter.

Edit: Didn't realise the thread was strictly about black and yellow...
 
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Goalkeepers need to make themselves big to narrow the target and panic the striker.

Why would you wear black instead of basically being big bird with football boots?
 

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Is it not a case of the brighter the colour of top the more off putting and bigger he looks to opponents? Or have I dreamt that?
I remember a few years back some saying that Chelsea had an orange goalkeeper kit because it was the colour that made the goalkeeper seem bigger than he seems.

It was a bright orange so I think you're right.
 

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Taking some of these views one step further, what about a giant afro haircut as well?
 

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From the two options: yellow.

I think it's better to use the sort of colours that annoy you when you see a car.







 

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I don't understand. Unless the goalie is hiding in a bizarre position like behind the post or in the grass. Brighter the colour the bigger he looks is generally accepted and this puts extra pressure on players to find smaller areas of the goal
Often when a striker shoots he doesn't get much of a look at goal, to see where the goalkeeper is positioned, just a bit out of the side of his eye, which would be more likely to notice yellow than black, even if you can't make out the goalkeeper precisely.

Less often there might be a scramble at a corner and the striker might see the yellow of a goalkeeper's kit, again to know where to not aim, through a crowd of players when he doesn't have time to look up properly.
 

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Yellow to make it glaring for the opposing player. Black makes people look smaller and thinner anyway.
 

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The goalkeeper's kit is a black/yellow red herring. I don't understand why outfield players can wear black since they merge into the crowd backdrop

Any colour outfield shirt will merge into the crowd as half the crowd will be wearing it!

Green socks/boots, black shorts, and the shirt should have a crowd printed on it with a white hatch pattern for the keeper.
 

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If you're broad shouldered like Schmeichel, accentuating that with a yellow kit is probably a good idea.

If you're narrow like De Gea or VdS, black might be the better bet.

Basically, you work with what you've got.
 

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Any colour outfield shirt will merge into the crowd as half the crowd will be wearing it!

Green socks/boots, black shorts, and the shirt should have a crowd printed on it with a white hatch pattern for the keeper.
No, it's a serious point. At live games at night you simply don't see wide black-clad players against the crowd scene.
 

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Cech wore bright orange in the 08 CL final for that very reason iirc.