The Twohundredpercent Vault: Brian Potter – A Life In Professional Soccer

Twohundredpercent is on its Christmas holidays for a a few days so, until then, we’re keeping the site ticking over with some of the best from our almost five year old archive. In this article, Gavin Saxton remembers a footballer that had quite a prfound affect upon Raith Rovers in the three appearances that he made for them. October 25th was the sixteenth anniversary of the second – and most famous – of the three appearances of Brian Potter’s senior football career, and this site has very kindly indulged me by allowing me to write a tribute to the great man. You’ve almost certainly never heard of him, and mention of his name usually makes people think of Peter Kay, but no, it’s not that one. This Brian Potter was a trainee ‘keeper at Raith Rovers back in ’94 and his story is the stuff of “Roy of the Rovers” legend. Or nearly, anyway: if I was scripting it for the comic I would have made his day in the sun first and only appearance, but you take what you get. Towards the end of the 93/94 season, Raith’s first in the Premier League, the seventeen year old Potter found himself for a time as Raith’s sub ‘keeper in back-up to Scott Thomson, and when Thomson broke his cheekbone after a clash with Duncan Shearer, Potter found himself making...

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