Jalal Tipped For Long Career
Cherries goalkeeping coach, Neil Moss, reckons that Shwan Jalal is going to have a long career between the sticks. With Shwan Jalal performing heroics between the sticks for the Cherries, making a string of top-draw saves, Neil Moss reckons that the current shot stopper has a long career ahead of him. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Moss is quoted as saying: "I remember I came back here when I was 28 and the best I felt was probably the last six months I had before I got the injury. At 30 years old, I was still young enough and fit enough to be able to do everything I wanted to do, but you are old enough to have learned along the way. Jal has got those years to look forward to. I certainly think we will see an improvement in him over the next four or five years. Hopefully, if he keeps himself fit and strong which he is at the moment, he can go on playing for another 12 or 13 years. Ian Bennett is pushing 40 and the Dagenham keeper Tony Roberts is 41. Certainly if you looked at the way Ian Bennett played last Saturday, I thought he was outstanding. That is 12 or 13 years ahead for Jal – if he looks after himself and remains being a good professional, like he has been. He hasn’t got any particular weaknesses in his game. Fans see what happens on a Saturday or a Tuesday night. But he works as hard as any of the other keepers, considering the other keepers aren’t playing".
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