Goalkeepers punching instead of catching

279 posts Sunday League Hero
Not a new observation but is there actually anything you can do to stop/limit this happening or is it just something else that's broken and won't be fixed?

Obviously taller GKs catch more but the amount of times your 'keeper tips a tame shot over the bar or punches a cross under minimal pressure that's coming right at his hands is ridiculous. Appreciate they can't catch everything but, especially as the punches often work the same way as rebounds, i.e. bounce back to the attacking team regardless of whether it makes physical sense, it seems like something that should be easily identifiable and fixable right?


  • BeastlyHusla
    7636 posts League Winner
    Nope, they do what they want. Like for instance. If other player clears ball to your GKs box, your keeper won't use his hands to catch ball. He'll only use his feet.
  • Krik
    380 posts Sunday League Hero
    Absolutely infuriating bs - 2 meter Courtois (who also raises his arms) has to punch out the falling ball if a 1,7 m Messi is within touching distance.

    I don’t think that we can anything, that’s just the way “soccer” is played according to EA
  • FifaProDK
    2084 posts Fans' Favourite
    EA could add timed saving.
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