About me




I’m Shwan Jalal, I’m 34 years old and I have had the privilege of playing the game of football professionally since I was 17. I started my professional career at Spurs and went on to play for the likes of Peterborough United and AFC Bournemouth where I was part of the clubs historic rise through the leagues. I have made just shy of 400 first team appearances.

I am currently at Macclesfield Town FC who are in the National League.

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I live in Cheshire and am currently studying for a Degree in Broadcasting and Journalism at Staffordshire University. I also am a qualified UEFA B football coach.

In my spare time, I love to play golf….please excuse the cliché! and spend time with my family. I also have a very keen interest in politics and history.

I started this Blog because I chose to play in the most unforgiving position of all…. ! Goalkeepers are coming under more and more scrutiny from so-called ‘experts’ and a lot of the criticism has ranged from harsh to scandalous. Therefore the aim of this Blog is to try to provide an insight to the life of a goalkeeper and current issues surrounding the goalkeeper position.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoy my posts.


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