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Keeping fit mentally, physically: How Neil Etheridge copes with lockdown

Apr 20, 2020 - 4:24 PM

Cardiff City and Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge gives a glimpse of how he's coping with the global health crisis in the UK

LOCKDOWN. Neil Etheridge is forced to take a break from The Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Neil Etheridge returns for Azkals' World Cup qualifiers

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Neil Etheridge returns to national duty in the Azkals' 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against China

NATIONAL DUTY. Neil Etheridge is ready to reinforce the Azkals' last line of defense against China. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Instagram

Neil Etheridge out for 2 World Cup qualifying games

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Azkals keeper Neil Etheridge will miss the Philippines' first two matches in the World Cup Qualifiers due to injury

RECOVERY. Neil Etheridge picks up a hamstring injury that will sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Liverpool interested in Neil Etheridge

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The 2019 Champions League winner joins the race for Etheridge's signature

BIG TIME. Neil Etheridge is now the center of attention of several Premier League clubs. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

With or without Cardiff, Etheridge eyes Premier League return

May 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'I want to go back to play in the Premier League. I feel it’s where I belong,' says Etheridge

HOLDING ON. Neil Etheridge dreams of making it back to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Neil Etheridge named Cardiff City Player of the Year

May 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Philippine Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge impresses in the Premier League after finishing 2nd in saves

IMPRESSIVE. Neil Etheridge is voted for the coveted award in just his second year with the Welsh Club. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter account (@Neil38Etheridge)

PSA Awards: June Mar Fajardo leads elite winners

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:02 PM

The San Miguel Beer stalwart is set to receive his fifth straight Mr Basketball award

June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

5 players to watch at the Asian Cup

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

As the Philippine Azkals try to do without Premier League player Neil Etheridge, the rest of the field bring out their big guns

HOTSHOT. Unlike Neil Etheridge, fellow Premier League player Son Heung-min of South Korea gets a chance to see action for his national team. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

No Etheridge in Azkals lineup for Asian Cup

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The Philippines will make its first appearance in the quadrennial meet's history

BIG SHOES TO FILL. Neil Etheridge won't be seeing action for the Philippines in its Asian Cup debut. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

Falkesgaard, Mendoza to step up for Etheridge in 2019 Asian Cup

Dec 22, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Michael Falkesgaard and Fil-Danish Kevin Ray Mendoza are next in line if Cardiff City's main keeper decides to suit up for the opening game only

ASIAN CUP-BOUND. Michael Falkesgaard (left), Neil Etheridge and Kevin Ray Mendoza will be going to the Azkals training camp on December 26. Photos by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation (Falkesgaard), Neil Etheridge's Instagram, Kevin Ray Mendoza's Instagram.

Cardiff scores 1st win over Neil Etheridge's former team

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Neil Etheridge proves his worth over Fulham where he spent his early professional footballing days as a reserve

PROVING HIMSELF. From being a young keeper finding his way though professional football, Neil Etheridge finally got to show his former club Fulham how much he has grown. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

IN NUMBERS: Etheridge leads Premier League penalty saves

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Neil Etheridge is on course to making the most penalty saves in the 2018-2019 English Premier League season

MEMORABLE. Neil Etheridge makes his first English Premier League penalty save against Bournemouth. Photo from Twitter (@Neil38Etheridge)

Barca coach thinks Etheridge can spark PH football fever

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:42 PM

FC Barcelona youth coach Jordi Aguilar wants football to be the number one sport in the Philippines

CATALYST. Neil Etheridge's debut in the Premier League has the potential to make football popular in the Philippines. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

LOOK: Etheridge, Schrock banner Azkals Bahrain camp call-ups

Sep 04, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 23-man squad flies to Bahrain for a friendly against its national team on Thursday, September 6

FRIENDLY. The Philippine Azkals will start their preparations for a 2018 Suzuki Cup and 2019 Asian Cup campaign. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

Neil Etheridge: A Premier League dream comes true

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

There is plenty to note about the Azkal's EPL debut, but mostly the self-belief that got him here

HISTORIC. Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. Photo from Twitter (@Neil38Etheridge)

LOOK: Neil Etheridge makes 1st Premier League season penalty save

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Azkals goalkeeper inks another page of history in his Premier League debut

MORE HISTORY. Neil Etheridge is officially the first Southeast Asian to play in the Premier League and he also makes the first penalty save of the season. Photo from Twitter (@premierleague)

Neil Etheridge: Gearing up for Premier League history

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The Azkals goalkeeper will debut in one of the world's biggest football leagues on Saturday, August 11

WORLD STAGE. Azkals Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Neil Etheridge signs contract extension with Cardiff City until 2021

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The Azkals mainstay is set to contest for a starting slot with Cardiff's new signee Alex Smithies

EPL DEBUT UNDERWAY. Neil Etheridge will be seeing action with his newly-promoted Premier League team for 3 more years. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

An underdog all his life, Neil Etheridge proves worth among elite

May 10, 2018 - 6:17 PM

After years of disappointment, the Azkals mainstay basks in twin glory with the Philippine team and Cardiff City FC

PROMOTED. Neil Etheridge relishes in Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Azkals keeper Etheridge makes history as Premier League’s first Southeast Asian player

May 06, 2018 - 10:52 PM

The Filipino-British earns the distinction after his club Cardiff City gained promotion in the world's most popular football league

BANNER YEAR. Neil Etheridge marks a big year with the Philippine Azkals and his club Cardiff City. Photo from Etheridge's Twitter account

Football: Ceres and Etheridge look to slay giants

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Both the Azkal goalkeeper and our top club are confident Filipino underdogs against Man City and Brisbane Roar

UNDERDOGS. Ceres-Negros FC (Stephan Schröck in the photo) and Neil Etherdige will be ready to battle it out with their fierce opponents. Photos by Bob Guerrero

Azkals learn to live without mainstays for tough China, Tajikistan games

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Learn why Thomas Dooley s men will play two tough matches without some key players

NOT COMING. Neil Etheridge is just one of several Azkals mainstays who won't be playing for various reasons. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Plenty of positives for the Azkals despite the loss

Mar 25, 2016 - 4:30 AM

A 10 man Azkals team stumbles to a strong Uzbek side but fans have plenty to be happy about especially Neil Etheridge s colossal night

GOAL POST GOALS. Neil Etheridge's double-digit saves for the Azkals was nothing short of heroic. No less than Uzbekistan's coach said as much. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals drop World Cup qualifier rematch with Bahrain

Oct 14, 2015 - 1:33 AM

Bahrain scores goals at 52 and 60 to close the gap on third place in Group H of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

SET BACK. After winning their first two matches, the Philippines has been winless in their last 3. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dooley continues to surprise, evolve, and succeed with the Azkals

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The Azkals coach has been able to use new players and a new system to bring his team a step closer to the World Cup His players share how he did it

TOP DOG. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has had his travails, but the Philippine national football team's recent success at FIFA World Cup qualifiers has made a believer out of many detractors. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge signs with Walsall FC

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:27 PM

I have gained plenty of International experience in front of big crowds but I’ve not played as many League games as I would have liked and I intend to rectify that here said Etheridge

NEW CLUB. Neil Etheridge will get some beneficial experience on the English scene. Photo from Etheridge's Twitter

Azkals stun Bahrain 2-1 in World Cup qualifier upset

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Javier Patiño and Misagh Bahadoran score as the Philippines holds on to defeat the higher ranked Bahrain in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals scored back-to-back goals, which proved enough to hold off Bahrain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals notebook: one week to go before Bahrain

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Notes on the Azkals preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers new members of the football squad and Nonong Araneta s thoughts on the FIFA scandal

British life insurer Pru Life UK, the official insurance provider of the Philippine national men's football team, held a send-off for the team on Wednesday, June 3. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: Azkals train for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Stephan Schrock Phil Younghusband Neil Etheridge and the rest of the Azkals sweat it out in pink practice jerseys as they prepare for their World Cup qualifying matches against Bahrain and Yemen

Photo by Bob Guerrero

No Azkals game on TV? Then watch our U22 team instead

Mar 30, 2015 - 12:25 PM

The Azkals friendly match against Bahrain tonight won t be televised So why not check out the Philippine U22 game against Cambodia?

The Philippine U22 has a high stakes match of its own coming up. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Azkals roster revealed ahead of Bahrain training camp

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rob Gier Phil Younghusband and Martin Steuble headline the list of players called for the FIFA World Cup qualifier as well as the return of Neil Etheridge

James Younghusband and his brother Phil are two of the players being called up for training camp in Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Is there a centerback crisis with the Azkals?

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:05 PM

As FIFA World Cup qualifiers near the Philippines lack of quality young central defenders remains a gaping hole in the Azkals lineup

Amani Aguinaldo, 19, of Global FC is one of the few - the too few - Filipino centerbacks currently plying the trade. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Neil Etheridge returns to Manila...for a different reason

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:39 AM

Former Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge will hold a goalkeeping camp in Manila in May and says his problems with Coach Dooley are water under the bridge

PRODIGAL GOALKEEPER. Former Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge will return to Manila to host a goalkeeping camp and still harbors hopes of playing for the national team once more. File photo courtesy of Fulham FC official website

Etheridge transfers to Charlton Athletic

Jan 06, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Neil Etheridge finds new home in Charlton Athletic where he spent a month with in a loan deal with League One side Oldham Athletic AFC

TRANSFER. Former Azkals Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge signs with Charlton Athletic on "a permanent basis." Photo from the Charlton Athletic Facebook page

Etheridge signs with new club

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:28 PM

The Filipino English Goalkeeper finds a new home with Oldham Athletic AFC

Neil Etheridge is looking for a new club team. File photo courtesy of Fulham FC official website

Former Azkal Neil Etheridge searching for new club team

Oct 18, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Despite receiving feelers after becoming a free agent former Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has yet to sign with a new team

Neil Etheridge is looking for a new club team. File photo courtesy of Fulham FC official website

The Azkals and the need to unite

Aug 09, 2014 - 3:07 PM

You can say the losers of this situation are the Filipino fans that have pledged their unconditional support to the Azkals over the past few years Naveen Ganglani writes

Facing revolt, Azkals coach Dooley takes aim at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley didn t hold back in his criticism of Azkal players Neil Etheridge Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara

Coach Thomas Dooley had harsh words for Azkals Stephan Schrock, Neil Etheridge and Dennis Cagara at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Azkals coach Dooley fires back at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:39 PM

After being rocked by the criticism and withdrawals of Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addressed the media to offer his side

"The PFF are not a pick-up club or a pick-up organization or a chicken farm as Stephan was releasing in the social media," said Dooley. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Maldives (AFC Challenge Cup)

May 27, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Live blog of the Philippine Azkals semifinals match against Maldives in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup

Azkals set for 'difficult game' against Maldives in Challenge Cup semis

May 26, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The Philippine team has just one team standing between them and a berth in the AFC Challenge Cup finals

MALDIVES SHOWDOWN. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley feels that the Azkals must play like they did against Turkmenistan to beat a 'great' Maldives team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals face Turkmenistan with Challenge Cup semis berth at stake

May 24, 2014 - 3:37 AM

The Azkals need at least a draw against Turkmenistan on Saturday to advance to the semi finals of the AFC Challenge Cup

Newly appointed Philippine National Football Team coach Thomas Dooley led the Azkals to victory over Laos. Photo by Mark Cristino

Deyto stands tall as Azkals, Malaysia figure in scoreless draw

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Azkals goalkeeper Patrick Deyto came up with a clutch save to salvage a draw for the Azkals against Malaysia in Cebu

STALEMATE. James Younghusband of the Azkals dribbles past Malaysian defenders during their scoreless draw. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Malaysia

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Newly installed coach Thomas Dooley makes his debut in this Azkals friednly in preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup

DEBUT. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

PFF names Azkals lineup for Malaysia, Azerbaijan friendlies

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:30 AM

The Philippine Football Federation has bared the list of players who made it onto the squads which will go up against Malaysia and Azerbaijan

LINEUP ANNOUNCED. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

Schwarzer to leave Fulham after Stekelenburg signing

Jun 06, 2013 - 4:41 PM

After the signing of Maarten Stekelenburg Fulham FC goalie Mark Schwarzer said he will leave the club

NEW SIGNING. After Stekelenburg's signing, Schwarzer said he'll leave Fulham. Photo from Fulham FC's Facebook page.

Azkals nip Hong Kong in friendly

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:00 PM

James Younghusband and Neil Etheridge shine for the Philippine Azkals against Hong Kong in their international friendly game

Azkals meet Hong Kong in FIFA friendly

Jun 04, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Rappler previews the FIFA friendly match between the Philippine Azkals and Hong Kong

Fulham in extension talks with Schwarzer

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Fulham is in talks with first choice keeper Mark Schwarzer for an extension but Neil Etheridge and David Stockdale are not content to remain backups