Oggy skates it to the big league


"Play Up, Liverpool"

Saturday, November 3 – 1984
* Steve Ogrizovic is hardly a household name, but he arrived in London today as one of the country’s most promising goalkeeper. After only four months in the First Division with Coventry he is already being rated in the top four. Today the feat is Chelsea and Kerry Dixon.

Torvill and Ogrizovic hasn’t got the same ring to it somehow … yet Steve Ogrizovic was there at the start of the world’s most famous ice-dancing partnership. The only thin ice Ogrizovic has trodden is behind the occasional shaky defence.

But now, as an impressive goalkeeper with First Division Coventry he recalls his friendship with Christopher Dean. They shared police training together as cadets in Nottingham and Ogrizovic – inevitably known as Oggy – says: –
“I used to go to Nottingham Ice Rink with some of the police lads when we came off duty in…

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