14 September 2023
An update to fill the void between the international break and the domestic season restarting this weekend, featuring the goalkeeper that defected at a German airport, the Romanian keeper who appeared in two films and had a song written about him and the Crystal Palace midfielder who had to replace an England international between the sticks. There's also some more sporting masters, Pakistan's first captain and Serie A's smallest goalkeeper. If that wasn't enough, there's also a few keepers letting off steam in Words of Wisdom!
Quirky Facts, Getting Personal, Politically Speaking, Emergency Measures, Words of Wisdom
14 August 2023
The start of the new football season typically heralds a fresh start for many a goalkeeper who decided to try their hand at a new club over the summer but sometimes that dream turns into a nightmare and the beginning of the 2023/2024 season is no exception. As such the latest update features the Port Vale keeper hit for seven, the Bosian stopper who conceded in the first minute and the Notts County custodian who got his marching orders. There's also a collection of keepers who found the net during their careers, the American international who was blind in one eye, the Scottish goalkeeper who rubbed mud under his eyes and the outfield players who found themselves between the sticks.
Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, Emergency Measures
29 July 2023
As everyone sits patiently around, waiting for the start of the new football season, there's another site update to keep everyone entertained between pre-season friendlies and the Women's World Cup, featuring Jerzy Dudek's aversion to the number 13 shirt at Real Madrid and the Bosnian international who turned to politics after retiring. There's also the Zaire goalkeeper that was subjected to a police search in the middle of a World Cup qualifier, some more sporting masters, the England ladies keeper who was forced to give up the game after becoming a police constable and the last man to be awarded a championship winners medal posthumously.
Quirky Facts, Getting Shirty, I Fought the Law, Politically Speaking
25 June 2023
A summer update to help satisfy those suffering from withdrawal symptoms now there is no more football for at least another month. To help past the time, there's the usual collection of titbits and trivia, including the Newcastle United goalkeeper who became a detective, the night Rangers had to mock up a Parma shirt for Gianluigi Buffon and Peter Shilton's dismay when seeing the new England keeper shirt for the first time. There's also the 14-year-old Australian keeper who made his debut in a cup tie, the Swiss keeper who was beaten eight times on his first start and the Israeli keeper arrested for being a public nuisance. There's also some more nicknames, quirky middle names and a collection of family footballers.
Getting Shirty, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law
30 May 2023
An update that features more random goalkeeper facts, including the trio of Coventry City goalkeepers that kept clean sheets in three consecutive games, Celtic's Peter Latchford chasing a fan that tried to steal his gloves, Bruce Grobbelaar getting locked up on his first visit to the UK and some more outfield players who tried their hand in goal including the Wrexham manager who was forced to play himself due to injury. There's also a plethora of Finnish goalies that picked up their Player of the Year trophy, some more words of wisdom and the season Hereford United fielded eight goalkeepers.
Quirky Facts, Hands in Gloves, I Fought the Law, Emergency Measures, Words of Wisdom
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