A tale of ten goalkeepers

They say you have to be mad to be a Keeper.In that case Cables required the services of an entire psychiatric ward during the 2008/09 season, here’s how it unfolded.

1.

A long haired geezer appeared in pre season.He had the curious knack of being unable to see the ball- a not insignificant handicap for a keeper.

2.

A huge brute of a keeper appeared at Winsford away in July.In the grey Cables shirt he looked more like the Iron Giant.We never saw him again.

3.

Ian Lowe.Ian was a steady enough lad who paid the price for Cables pre season defensive lapses.

4.

Tim Dittmer. Conceded goals as often as Johnny Vegas pops into McDonalds.

5.

Zak Jones. It’s astonishing how Cables managed to conceded 100 goals despite a keeper like Zak featuring in most games.Several defeats would have been landslides if not for Zak. More exposed than a page three girl on a winter morning’s photo shoot in the Arctic.

6.

Zak Hibbert.Zak had that frustrating knack of being brilliant then dropping a clanger at just the wrong moment.

7.

Andy Paxton.Andy started his season just as the relegation trap door shut on Cables.Due to no fault of his he had more shots launched at him than an informer in front of a firing squad.He should have requested a last meal and a blind fold before every game.

8.

Phil Hunt.Youth team keeper Phil Hunt got the short straw against rampant Hednesford in Cables last home game.Some decent saves.

9.

Karl Bell.Karl took over after 82 minutes at Kendal following Zak Jones’ sending off.Karl’s two actions were to pick the ball out of the net following a penalty then to pick up a back pass- Kendal scored from the subsequent free kick.

10.

Lee Owens.Lee became something of a cult hero when he went in goal to replace the injured Andy Paxton and saved a penalty against Cammel Lairds.Sadly that’s as good as it got for Cables in the second half of the season.

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