A woman began a job as a junior school counselor and was eager to help with the children's welfare. One day she noticed a small boy standing by himself on one side of the playing field while the rest of the children were at the other end enjoying a game of soccer.
So she decided to approach him and ask him if he was all right. He said that he was, but ten minutes later she saw that he was still in the same spot and still by himself.
'Would you like me to be your friend?' she asked gently.
'If you want,' said the boy.
'So, tell me, why are you all on your own? Why don't you join in with the others?'
'Because,' he sighed, 'I'm the goalie!'