THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK OR "DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER" FROM WIM WENDERS

by Antonio Gil March. 22, 2014 3969 views

'Keeper
by Josh Pain


The back pass comes to me,
I look up and see their goal,
And spot a great opportunity.

Their keeper is off the line,
Tired after 88 minutes,
But he can't read my mind.

I consider taking a shot,
Then my conscience says no,
And I know I should not.

But the urge is too strong,
And I imagine the fans,
Singing my name in their songs.

I roll the ball from me,
Look up and pray,
For my name to be carved into football history.

I strike the ball cleanly,
It sails in the air,
I hope that it drops neatly.

Time stands still,
Please please I wish,
Let it be God's will.

The ball begins to drop,
And I imagine my jersey,
Flying out of the club shop.

Their keeper realises what's happening,
He sees the effect on his career,
Could be s h a t t e r i n g.

He runs and runs,
I feel the rays of hope,
Sent from the sun.

I can feel this is my day,
But then the ball hits the crossbar,
And rolls on out of play.

♫♫ ARTUR BORUC THE HOLY GOALIE SONG ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Honeybee 5 years, 7 months ago

Like the highlighted colors of the players on the B&W shot!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 5 years, 7 months ago

Perfect color displacement,and funny V-clip!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 5 years, 7 months ago

Nem sei o que é o Lima pensou. Se calhar nem pensou... rematou. Aqui está o segredo. Nao pensar... fotografar :) Bem feito :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 7 months ago

L'anxiété est palpable dans la série de photos!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 7 months ago


Handke et Wenders. L’errance, l’absurde, le point indéterminé du basculement. Camus n’est pas loin.
L’interprétation d’un geste ou de l’absence de geste qui entraîne vers un autre destin…
Le gardien de but, à ce moment fatidique, a-t-il ce genre de fulgurante angoisse ? À mon avis, oui sans aucun doute :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 5 years, 7 months ago

Like #2 where color 'clash'es with b&w :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Unreal 5 years, 7 months ago

A great director. A great tribute. A greatgame I hope. Or THE DESIGNATED PLAYER'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK... :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Armando 5 years, 7 months ago

Wim Wenders deve muito do seu exito a um homem que lhe escrevia os texto, Peter Handke. "A Angústia do Guarda-Redes no Momento do Penalti" é uma obra de Peter Handke que anda lá por casa à mais de 30 anos. Também é um filme fantástico de Wenders, mas aproveite e leia o livro. É muito mais forte.
Um grande abraço benfiquista!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 7 months ago

Er.... did he score?

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 7 months ago

My life is with football - not on P.B. too!! :-))

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 7 months ago

Love this post and knows all about that feeling! Was a keeper for many years playing football at school :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Francesc 5 years, 7 months ago

Great capture

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
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