Stand in Goalkeepers
With the news that, Comoros will have to play a stand in goalkeeper in the African Nations cup match against Cameroon it got me thinking of the occasions in the good old days when the mighty chairboys had to do the same. The main ones that sprang to mind were Bernie (the bolt) Bremer playing for 87 minutes in a crucial top of the table clash against Hendon in 1971. No luxuries like sub goalkeepers on the bench in those days. John Maskell got injured in the first few minutes and our Berne , up till then more famous for his thunderbolt goals from outside the box ,produced a masterclass of goalkeeping for the remainder of the game including stopping one shot with his face and being knocked out for his efforts, All to the ultimate good as we won 3-1 more or less clinching our first league title for 14 years. During the mid 70s we somehow found ourselves in the situation that we had no reserve goalkeeper so the ever versatile defender/midfielder Dave Bullock stood in on a number of occasions. Finally I remember Graham Bressington playing 90 minutes in goal again in a vital top of the table clash against Farnborough in the late 80s and keeping a clean sheet. Any more recollections of Stand in custodians?