Hello, welcome to my blog. My name is James Whittingham (Whitty). I am a goalkeeper coach for Interpro Academy, PSG England Academy and Accrington Stanley Community Trust. I also coach a number of goalkeepers on a 1-2-1 level from my own company JW22 Goalkeeper Clinic.
My first academy team started with Bolton Academy playing in defence, and then moved on to Burnley Academy as a goalkeeper. From then until college I have been at Man City, Preston, Blackburn and finished with Accrington Youth Team. I then played CAT1 football for Accross. I then played for Colne FC, Nelson FC and Darwen AFC. I am now currently playing in the Blackburn Sunday League as a goalkeeper and doing an outfield role in the Blackburn Saturday League.
My main hobbies are football, Football Manager, coaching football, long walks, PS4, gym, listening to music and watching the next good series and documentaries. My favourite goalkeepers to date are: Peter Schmeichel, Iker Casillas and Joe Hart. My favourite football managers to date are: Pep Guardiola, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jurgen Klopp.
I created this blog to review different pairs of goalkeeping gloves as I now tend to branch out from just using the number one brand: One Glove. I thought it would give new and current goalkeepers a good idea of what gloves to use/try next. I then plan to also review other goalkeeper items such as boots and other bits of kit or equipment. As a coach, I thought it would be relevant to talk about who I would pick for my season, who I think are the goalkeepers to watch and a monthly favourite goalkeeper and why. If you are interested in football, especially goalkeeping- follow my blog for updates.