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Recent Updates

7 February 2016
Queen of the South's Allan Ball played over 700 first class games for the club and was only ever booked once. Find out why alongside a couple of Sporting Masters in Quirky Facts. This week's update also includes additions to the good, the bad and the quirky when it comes to goalkeeping debuts, some more nicknames and unlikely middle names plus the keeper involved in the 1964 betting scandal and the Swiss master who joined the police force.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

25 January 2016
A bumper update for the new week with a crop of goalkeeper quotes, a host of nicknames and family connections, a couple of law-breaking goalies, some goalkeeping achievements and the strange tale of Gary Plumley's one and only appearance for Watford in the 1987 FA Cup semi final.

Quirky Facts, Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law, Words of Wisdom

10 January 2016
The first update of the year sees the addition of two quirky goalkeeper debuts, including East Germany's last ever international, one forgettable first appearance, two goalkeeping jailbirds, one goalkeeping policeman, a couple of keepers that found the back of the net and some goalies with sporting offspring.

Goalkeeping Debuts, Goalscoring Goalkeepers, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

24 December 2015
A festive update for those tired of feasting on turkey over the coming days. Instead we offer you a couple of goalkeepers who played liked one their debuts and got a stuffing, a couple of law enforcing custodians, some personal oddities and a couple of wise words from some wise men.

Goalkeeping Debuts, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law, Words of Wisdom

5 December 2015
An update lacking in festive cheer but one that features four goalkeepers who had debuts they'd rather forget about, the German goalkeeper who spent 101 days in a Singapore jail, the unfortunate keeper who lost his life in a tragic accident and the two Irish goalkeepers who carried lucky charms onto the pitch whenever they played.

Goalkeeping Debuts, Quirky Injuries, Getting Personal, I Fought the Law

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Goalkeepersaredifferent.com came to life in the summer of 1999. A treasure trove of goalkeeper facts, trivia and a whole lote more, it has kept football fans amused and entertained with its collection of goalie titbits ever since. But don't just take our word for it...

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Words of Wisdom
  • "It's disappointing to be dropped from any team - even my mates' fantasy league team"
    Robert Green
  • "I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I am at Liverpool"
    Sander Westerveld
  • "He had no chance of beating Schmeichel from there, but it was always worth a try"
    Alan Parry
  • "If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with - if you keep it out, it's not a goal"
    Mark Lawrenson
  • "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"
    Lev Yashin
  • "Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties"
    Kevin Keegan
  • "And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction"
    John Motson
  • "It was like deja vu all over again"
    Shaka Hislop

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