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Goalkeeper uses ‘cannon balls’ to help him train

The fine and honourable art of goalkeeping requires a certain kind of mind-set to excel as articulately posted here.

Examples of curious nature of a goalkeeper are plentiful; just this season alone the Premier League witnessed Artur Boruc’s Cruyff moment gone bad against Arsenal.

His antics are just the most recent in a long line of goalkeeping eccentricities that have peppered the beautiful game – whether it be Rene Higuita's scorpion kick, Bruce Grobbelaar's spaghetti legs or this wonder strike from Alcudia goalkeeper Tolo Barcelo.

The eclectic nature of the goalkeeping fraternity suggests a varied and sometimes odd training experience but a goalkeeper in Slovenia has gone under some truly bizarre and, quite frankly, dangerous training.

In the above video, the keeper appears to be having, erm, ‘cannon balls’ fired at him. While the first one has a rather sedate trajectory, the goalkeeper is lucky to have not got in the way of the second.

The ferocity of the second persuaded the keeper to leave his station for the third, so maybe not all of them are that crazy then.