A collection of England goalkeepers

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A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:15 pm

This is a unique photo with four Burnley goalkeeperswho have played for England.
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by randomclaret2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:17 pm

Fantastic stuff !

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:18 pm

Absolutely fantastic!!!! What a picture!!

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by hampsteadclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:20 pm

Great photo..I guess we could possibly have got a couple more on there..

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by RingoMcCartney » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:21 pm

That's Lindegaard pushed further down the pecking order then!
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Post by DomBFC1882 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm

We are blessed with top goalkeepers at the moment

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:22 pm

There will be an article on site later but it’s been incredible this morning.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by bodge » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:25 pm

As I'm only in my twenties I don't recognise the old fella, who is it chaps ?

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by scouseclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm

I’m in my 50s and neither do I! Clearly England goalkeepers used to be a lot smaller!

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by theroyaldyche » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:29 pm

who's the eld chap with em

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by scouseclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Chris Woods hasn’t aged well :lol:

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by hampsteadclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Must be Colin McDonald he's still alive..[87]..

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by randomclaret2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:35 pm

Once voted the World's Best Goalkeeper
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:35 pm

hampsteadclaret wrote:Must be Colin McDonald he's still alive..[87]..
It is Colin McDonald

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by clansman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Colin probably the greatest of them all.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:38 pm

I'm old enough to remember Colin McDonald playing for the Clarets (World Cup 1958 he was England's keeper). I know the passing of time sometimes clouds the memory, but I think he is still the greatest goalkeeper we have ever had.
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:46 pm

bodge wrote:As I'm only in my twenties I don't recognise the old fella, who is it chaps ?
Tom Heaton.
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by claretblue » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm

Colin played in the England world cup team that drew 0 - 0 against Brazil in '58!

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:21 pm

What a wonderful photo.

Great to see Colin looking so well.
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:39 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:What a wonderful photo.

Great to see Colin looking so well.
And he is well
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:58 pm

In my youth one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the month was the one when Charles Buchan's Football Monthly dropped through the letter box. Even more so on the rare occasions that the front page featured a Burnley player.

Step forward - Colin McDonald - October 1958, resplendent in England jersey and Cap.
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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by moaninclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Fantastic line up of world class goalkeepers, what a shame we cant say the same about our outfield players so far.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by exilecanada » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:What a wonderful photo.

Great to see Colin looking so well.


Colin does look well! He was a brilliant goalie back in the day, unfortunately he had one major flaw. If he expected a shot to go wide, he’d raise his arms, on occasion the shot would go in just inside the post. If memory serves he broke a leg playing a meaningless game for Football League vs League of Ireland which more or less ended his career.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Foulthrow » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 pm

Is Joe Hart the odd one out then? In that, although he has the most caps, he hasn't played for England whilst at Burnley?

And that he has tights on.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Lordlucan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:45 pm

Being far too young for Colin McDonald, I just hit the google button. I happened upon a Lancashire Telegraph article - "vote for your keeper in the Hall of Fame". Just to show how blessed we are now, the candidates to accompany Blacklaw & McDonald were... Beresford, Jenson & Stevenson.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Stayingup » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:06 pm

Yes. We have more goalkeepers and Centre Forwards available than midfield players as things stand.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:16 pm

moaninclaret wrote:Fantastic line up of world class goalkeepers, what a shame we cant say the same about our outfield players so far.
Is that really necessary on this thread ?
You certainly live up to your username
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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:27 pm

TVC15 wrote:Is that really necessary on this thread ?
You certainly live up to your username
See username

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Post by quoonbeatz » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:29 pm

bodge wrote:As I'm only in my twenties I don't recognise the old fella, who is it chaps ?
i saw bodge the other day and he's looking very good for in his twenties.
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Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:33 pm

quoonbeatz......Martin, one of your dad's favourite Burnley players' at the time was Colin McDonald.
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Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:36 pm

TVC15 wrote:Is that really necessary on this thread ?
You certainly live up to your username

a midfield of world class players would set you back circa £300-400 million, I still cant understand why our board aren't giving Sean the money

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Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:40 pm

My dad followed Burnley everywhere at the time McDonald played....if he played in the 1958 World Cup and got the clean sheet v Brazil is that not the world cup that Pele broke on to the world scene as a young man ? Is it not that World Cup when they always show the goal Pele scored when he chests it down in the area chips to over a player and scores in the bottom corner ?

That's also the World Cup when all the home nations qualified I think....or at least Northern Ireland, Wales and England did...not sure about the sweaty socks !

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Post by Vino blanco » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:50 pm

Tvc15. You are right on all points about Pele and home nations.

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Buxtonclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:55 pm

Great photo!
Really is one for the scrapbook.

Colin, along with Jimmy Mac and Willie Irvine were my dad's favourites.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:00 pm

TVC15 wrote:My dad followed Burnley everywhere at the time McDonald played....if he played in the 1958 World Cup and got the clean sheet v Brazil is that not the world cup that Pele broke on to the world scene as a young man ? Is it not that World Cup when they always show the goal Pele scored when he chests it down in the area chips to over a player and scores in the bottom corner ?

That's also the World Cup when all the home nations qualified I think....or at least Northern Ireland, Wales and England did...not sure about the sweaty socks !
That's the World Cup and all four home nations were in out of a total of 16.

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Post by TVC15 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:03 pm

Also the World Cup the most ever goals were scored by one player - Fontaine with 13 I think

Not even checked Wiki....so I may be wrong

World Cups would be my mastermind specialist subject I reckon !

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Post by mkmel » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:08 pm

In those days not only were the keepers generslly shorter but am I right in thinking that they didn't wear gloves?

And all wore green jerseys?

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Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:09 pm

TVC15 wrote:Also the World Cup the most ever goals were scored by one player - Fontaine with 13 I think

Not even checked Wiki....so I may be wrong

World Cups would be my mastermind specialist subject I reckon !
Aye, prolific goalscorer was Juste Fontaine. Played for Reims against Burnley in 1960 in the European Cup.

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Post by Bfc » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 pm

exileclaret I remember Colin McDonald doing the arms upto one side of his body or the other, depending which side the shot was going. Very clearly remember a goal he conceded at the Beehole end v WBA. A shot from outside the box flew into to right hand side of the net, as Colin arms raised to his right as he moved across his goalmouth and watched it go in. A shot he should and could have saved.

Royboy besides McDonald( in his blue England cap, with tassels), do you know if Adamson was the only other player we had who appeared on the front cover of Charles Buchan

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Post by claretblue » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:15 pm

following his retirement from the game (broken leg)

I saw Colin play left winger for an Ex-Clarets team that played in Skipton mid 60's

brilliant photograph!
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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:16 pm

mkmel wrote:In those days not only were the keepers generslly shorter but am I right in thinking that they didn't wear gloves?

And all wore green jerseys?
McDonald was 6ft 2ins although you can see from the pics he's nowhere near that height now. The only time they wore gloves was when it was very wet. Always green jerseys in the Football League with shorts and socks the same colour as all the other players.

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Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:20 pm

Bfc wrote:exileclaret I remember Colin McDonald doing the arms upto one side of his body or the other, depending which side the shot was going. Very clearly remember a goal he conceded at the Beehole end v WBA. A shot from outside the box flew into to right hand side of the net, as Colin arms raised to his right as he moved across his goalmouth and watched it go in. A shot he should and could have saved.

Royboy besides McDonald( in his blue England cap, with tassels), do you know if Adamson was the only other player we had who appeared on the front cover of Charles Buchan
Brian Pilkington - July 1959.

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Post by claret54 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Vino blanco wrote:I'm old enough to remember Colin McDonald playing for the Clarets (World Cup 1958 he was England's keeper). I know the passing of time sometimes clouds the memory, but I think he is still the greatest goalkeeper we have ever had.
I agree.

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Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Bfc.........Also Ray Pointer - November 1960.

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Post by Silkyskills1 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 pm

Broke his leg in a challenge with Liam Tuohy. Wouldn't say it was a meaningless game as he was representing the Football League.
As for goalkeepers wearing gloves my memory is of the type of glove you see worn by snooker referees. Just a covering for the hand and definitely nothing like the ones worn nowadays.
The Charles Buchan Football Monthly always makes me smile. I had(still have) two elder brothers so let's say I learned how to 'wait my turn' when it came to reading it. Was always the same on a Saturday evening with the 'Sports' paper and that was after I had to troll down to 'Driver's on Bury Rd. in Haslingden to buy it. Wonderful memories though.

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Post by ClaretTony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:As for goalkeepers wearing gloves my memory is of the type of glove you see worn by snooker referees
He told us today that he didn't wear gloves unless it was very wet

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by turfytopper » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:14 pm

Happy birthday to Colin, he'll be 88 next week. It's great to see him appreciated by the current crop of Clarets. I believe Tom Heaton has been instrumental in ensuring Colin has been treated as he should be. His horrendous injury prevented him from a League championship medal and loads of England caps.

Brilliant article... thanks

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Re: A collection of England goalkeepers

Post by Silkyskills1 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:35 pm

The photograph would make a wonderful gift for Clarets that have seen all these play. Might it become available in the club shop?

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Post by Rick_Muller » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Bloody typical, you wait 60 years for another England keeper and then three turn up at once...
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Post by claretlife » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:27 pm

Great photo and great piece by CT. I too am too 'young' to have seen Colin McDonald however re :by Lordlucan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:45 pm

Being far too young for Colin McDonald, I just hit the google button. I happened upon a Lancashire Telegraph article - "vote for your keeper in the Hall of Fame". Just to show how blessed we are now, the candidates to accompany Blacklaw & McDonald were... Beresford, Jenson & Stevenson.

I can assure you Alan Stevenson was in a different class to Beresford and Jenson. Probably the last really good keeper we had before our current England keepers
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