Tag: goalkeeper

Simon Mignolet transferred to Sunderland

Thursday, June 17 – 2010 Sunderland are closing in on Schalke centre-half Heiko Westermann after chairman Niall Quinn flew out to Germany yesterday for talks over the £9m-rated 26-year-old. The Black Cats yesterday signed highly-rated 6ft 4in Belgium Under-21 keeper Simon Mignolet from St-Truiden for an undisclosed fee. […]

Obituary: Bert Slater

Wednesday, July 26 – 2006 Bert Slater Goalkeeper with Falkirk, Liverpool, Dundee and Watford Born: 5 May 1936 in Musselburgh. Died: 21 July 2006 in Brechin, aged 70. Although he won the Scottish Cup with Falkirk and a Second Division championship medal with Liverpool, it is his endeavours […]

Alfred Hobson (Alf Hobson) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Alf Hobson on PlayUpLiverpool. About Alf Hobson: Born: September 29, 1913: in Leamside (Durham), in England. Passed away: February 21, 2004. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 10in.); Weight: 78 kilos (12st. 3lb.). Career: Ferryhill Athletic. Shildon Colliery. Liverpool: Signed, April, 1936. * 1936-37: 25-0 […]

Spy in the sky

Friday, January 10 – 2003 An internet report suggesting ex-Coventry goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic had been arrested for spying near Kazakhstan, Russia, was revealed as a hoax. (Daily Star, 10-01-2003)

Chris Kirkland tipped for the top

Sunday, September 2 – 2001 Gerard Houllier has smashed the British transfer record for a goalkeeper who only six years ago was dragged away from his newspaper round to play for Coventry City. Chris Kirkland, 20, who moved to Liverpool for £9 million on Friday, was not even […]

Ace Oggie’s rescue hell

Saturday, May 12 – 2001 Former Coventry City goalie Steve Ogrizovic battled to save a cricketer who’d had a suspected heart attack. Ogrizovic, 43, gave Mark Lavine mouth-to-mouth when he passed out after scoring 127 runs in a Birmingham League match on Saturday. Lavine, 28, who was tipped […]

Oggy: Gloves staying off

Friday, October 20 – 2000 Steve Ogrizovic has ruled out the possibility of making a comeback at the age of 43 to ease Coventry’s goalkeeping crisis. The Sky Blues are currently without the services of first-choice keeper Magnus Hedman and deputy Morten Hyldgaard through injury. That means they […]

Villa look to James

Tuesday, April 27 – 1999 Aston Villa head a queue of clubs ready to offer £2 million-rated David James a chance to re-launch his career. The Liverpool keeper’s fear he will be one of a number of departures from Anfield was confirmed at the weekend when he was […]

Mike misery

Friday, June 19 – 1992 Liverpool yesterday fined reserve team keeper Mike Hooper two weeks’ wages after his walk-out before last season’s FA Cup final. And his Anfield career could now be over with the arrival of Watford starlet David James. (Daily Express, 20-06-1992)

Edward Fairhurst Adams (Ted Adams) @ PlayUpLiverpool.com

All articles about Ted Adams on PlayUpLiverpool.com. About Ted Adams: Born: November 30, 1906: Anfield (Liverpool/Lancashire), in England. Passed away: November 30, 1991: Burnley (Lancashire), in England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 178 cm. (5ft. 10in.); Weight: 78 kilos (12st. 4lb.). Career: Liverpool schoolboys. Oakmere, 1925. Earle, 1926. Liverpool: Signed: […]

Oggy skates it to the big league

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 […]

Ray Clemence seeks his Anfield exit

Monday, July 27 – 1981 England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has played his last game for Liverpool. That seems certain to be the outcome of his talks today with manager Bob Paisley. It appears that Clemence, 32, has not changed his view that it would be better to leave […]

Clemence: Now I want to move

Monday, June 8 – 1981 Ray Clemence wants to leave European champions Liverpool. This bombshell news for Anfield came when the 32-year-old goalkeeper met Bob Paisley yesterday after returning from the World Cup victory in Hungary. “Ray has been to see me and says that he thinks it’s […]

Clemence to quite Euro champs

Sunday, May 31 – 1981 England goalkeeper Ray Clemence may have played his last game or Liverpool. That is the shock news for Anfield fans following the club’s third European Cup triumph in Paris (writes Ray Bradley). The 32-year-old Liverpool star is ready to leave Anfield knowing that […]

William Gerard Fairhurst (Bill Fairhurst)

All articles about Bill Fairhurst on PlayUpLiverpool. About Bill Fairhurst: Born: September 23 – 1907, in St. Helens (Lancashire). Passed away: 1984. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: 5 ‘ 11 ½. Weight: 12 ‘ 7. Career: Sacred Hearts. St Helens Town. Liverpool, signed, 1929. * Trial with Runcorn. Rhyl Athletic. […]

Benjamin Howard Baker

Born: February 13 – 1892, in Aigburth, in England. Passed away: September 10 – 1987, in Warminster, in England. Position: Goalkeeper. Height: Weight: Career: Marlborough Old Boys. Liverpool Balmoral. Blackburn Rovers. Preston North End. Liverpool, eligible, Aug. 12 – 1914. Blackburn Rovers, signed, Nov. 6 – 1914. Chelsea. […]

Kennedy set to join Liverpool

Thursday, August 10 – 1978 Alan Kennedy, Newcastle’s under 23 full back, is on his way to Vienna this morning – discussing his transfer to Liverpool. Newcastle have agreed a fee – around £300,000 – but Kennedy is discussing his personal terms with Liverpool’s general secretary Peter Robinson […]

Former copper joins Anfield

Monday, November 7 – 1977 Steve Ogrizovic, the 6ft. 4in. former policeman, yesterday became the latest of a long and illustrious line of goalkeeper to leave Chesterfield when he signed for Liverpool in a £70,000 deal. He follows men like Gordon Banks, Alan Stevenson, Jim Brown and Steve […]