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Goalkeepers Are Different

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly squad number quiz! This week’s squad number quiz is all about number 1s. Let us know how you get on …

When we wrote about the possibility of a number 9 England goalkeeper shirt a few days ago, little did we realise that a similar modern-day example was about to take …

Thanks to Lee Hermitage for the picture from Ted Croker’s book. We’ve mentioned England’s numbering at the 1982 World Cup in a previous post about sides who allocated digits alphabetically …

Welcome to the latest edition of Monday 11s, our weekly quiz. This week, we’re taking a look at goalkeepers and the numbers they don for club and country. Let us …

In the same way that St Andrews holds a special place in the hearts of those who love golf, the announcement of the Sheffield Wednesday squad numbers should be a …

(Thanks to Mark Schueler for asking us the question and prompting this post; Bjorn and Andrew Rockall). The number of substitutes allowed in top-level English football has grown exponentially in …

Let’s be honest, few goalkeepers could pull it off, or would even attempt it, but for some reason it doesn’t look horrific. It certainly sits better with us than Emiliano …

Following on from our recent Christian Abbiati post, another missive on goalkeepers preferring not to wear 1. Since the 2005 Champions League final, Liverpool have played a total of 46 …

New Year’s Day is 01/01, so perhaps it should be made a special day for goalkeepers. One netminder who never seemed to carry 1 on his back, however, was the …

We’ve only briefly looked at goalkeeper numbers in the past on the blog. To our minds, it’s simple – the first-choice netminder should wear 1 and his deputy should be …

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