Tale of the Tape: Pepe Reina versus David De Gea

(or goalkeeping statistics of one sort and another…)

by Bill Farnham

In Monday’s Football Weekly podcast from the Guardian, deputy sports editor Barry Glendenning┬ádiscussed a number of Premier League and La Liga goalkeepers, including Asmir Begovic, David De Gea, Iker Casillas, and Pepe Reina, speculating at one point on the feasibility of Casillas and De Gea switching teams. In light of the upcoming match against Manchester United, and because both Reina and De Gea have come in for a fair amount of criticism over the last 18 months, I thought it might be interesting to compare their performance both within the frame of the 2012 Premier League season Continue reading