Broken noses, knuckleballs, reading body language: David James on the craft of goalkeeping

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Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James spoke with ST Assistant Sports Editor Rohit Brijnath about the skills and craft required to be a top-flight goalkeeper.
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SINGAPORE - Scientists study the unpredictable trajectory of the knuckleball. Baseball pitchers master it. David James had to confront it from 10 yards during shooting sessions at Liverpool in the 1990s.

"You didn't mean it," James would say to Robbie Fowler. "You hit the ball wrong."

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