I Love To Glove


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Colin says:

    I was always under the impression that the first keeper to wear gloves was some bloke at River Plate (Carrizo?) in the 40s and 50s. Bit mental, one of the first ‘modern’ keepers as we might recognise them today. I imagine he was probably called El Loco – the South American ones usually are.

    I also seem to remember Peter Latchford saying something about wearing cricket gloves he adapted himself while he was at Celtic.

    As far as the laws of the game go, they don’t mention gloves at all, as far as I recall.

    From memory, the only ruling specific to goalkeepers under Law 4 is that their kit must distinguishable from that of their outfield teammates – as well as the officials and the opposition, like everyone else.

    Just to confuse matters, it’s maybe also worth bearing in mind that anyone is allowed to wear gloves and, at one stage, keepers were allowed to handle anywhere up to the halfway line.

  2. Colin says:

    Oh aye – and Rangers and Celtic have only ever met English competition three times in the Champions League, that I can think of.

  3. DoctorShoot says:

    back in harness after travel etc and setting up website business http://www.crosswordprizes.com
    now the ashes fight is on it has my full attention.

  4. Twohundredpercent says:

    Colin: There have been four that I could think of, off the top of my head. Rangers beat Leeds in 1992-93, and then Blackburn in 1995-96. I could swear that Celtic beat Liverpool several years ago and, of course, there is this week’s win for them against Manchester United. Given that my knowledge of Scottish football is even worse that my knowledge of English football, though, I may steer well clear of the subject.

    Doctor: Nice to hear from you. I suspect that normal service will be resumed with this year’s Ashes series, but I’m not a massive cricket expert. I will probably watch some of it, but why on earth is it on at such an ungodly hour?*

    *ho ho ho

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