Meite as good as Percy Freeman

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by AthleticoSpizz » 06 Jun 2021 20:40

Steve Death defied all of his ‘short’comings...”slow” ? No....a brilliant keeper who lived a normal but introspective life.

For a ‘dwarf’ (he wasn’t btw) he was as massive as Marcus H between the sticks ever was.

Steve Francis was pretty good too btw....but who ever mentions him?

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by RoyalBlue » 07 Jun 2021 12:54

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Wasn't Steve Death meant to be a really great player, but just really short for a goalkeeper? 5'8" or something like that. A bit like Jimmy Quinn being very talented, but also incredibly slow, which limited him as a player more than his skill did.


He was 5'6", 5'7" max. That's really short for a keeper even back then. And yes, he was a really great player, regardless of how good the rest of your defence might be, you don't go 1,103 minutes without conceding a goal unless you are a really great keeper!

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Zip » 07 Jun 2021 19:41

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AthleticoSpizz Worse than a Steve Death v Steve Francis (remember him?) comparison?

Wasn't Steve Death meant to be a really great player, but just really short for a goalkeeper? 5'8" or something like that. A bit like Jimmy Quinn being very talented, but also incredibly slow, which limited him as a player more than his skill did.


He was 5'6", 5'7" max. That's really short for a keeper even back then. And yes, he was a really great player, regardless of how good the rest of your defence might be, you don't go 1,103 minutes without conceding a goal unless you are a really great keeper!


Yep tiny by any goalkeeping standards. I didn’t see him play live but gather he was very agile. Passed away very young sadly.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Norfolk Royal » 08 Jun 2021 11:05

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tmesis Wasn't Steve Death meant to be a really great player, but just really short for a goalkeeper? 5'8" or something like that. A bit like Jimmy Quinn being very talented, but also incredibly slow, which limited him as a player more than his skill did.


He was 5'6", 5'7" max. That's really short for a keeper even back then. And yes, he was a really great player, regardless of how good the rest of your defence might be, you don't go 1,103 minutes without conceding a goal unless you are a really great keeper!


Yep tiny by any goalkeeping standards. I didn’t see him play live but gather he was very agile. Passed away very young sadly.


Yes, his agility was his greatest strength. Also, he had a sort of way of enveloping the ball when a low shot came in, it just seemed to hit him like he had some sort of magnetic force.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by oldebiscuit » 08 Jun 2021 20:29

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He was 5'6", 5'7" max. That's really short for a keeper even back then. And yes, he was a really great player, regardless of how good the rest of your defence might be, you don't go 1,103 minutes without conceding a goal unless you are a really great keeper!


Yep tiny by any goalkeeping standards. I didn’t see him play live but gather he was very agile. Passed away very young sadly.


Yes, his agility was his greatest strength. Also, he had a sort of way of enveloping the ball when a low shot came in, it just seemed to hit him like he had some sort of magnetic force.


He was also very good with the ‘one on ones’, somehow making himself large and the goal looking small.


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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by tmesis » 09 Jun 2021 23:37

AthleticoSpizz Steve Francis was pretty good too btw....but who ever mentions him?

I think he'd get more of a mention if he hadn't played for us during a mainly poor period for the club (half a decent season in Div 2, before relegation the year after, then years of mediocrity) and hadn't been replaced by Shaka.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by BR0B0T » 10 Jun 2021 03:41

Simmops Whose percy freeman?


A terrible footballer who played for a tinpot local team

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by karbota » 17 Jun 2021 18:15

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Phoenix Force Our Percy Freeman
if you need to ask, you are wasting your time even asking


Im not 8 or 7 years old like you all


9 then?

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Phoenix Force » 18 Jun 2021 12:51

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Phoenix Force Our Percy Freeman
if you need to ask, you are wasting your time even asking


Im not 87 years old like you all


I'm guessing the spelling and grammar lesson went straight over your head?


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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by tidus_mi2 » 30 Jun 2021 20:24

Meite is gonna be injured for several months, terrible news.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by Zip » 30 Jun 2021 21:54

tidus_mi2 Meite is gonna be injured for several months, terrible news.


Sadly several months is very optimistic. This appears to be a very serious knee injury. Let’s hope he fully recovers to play for us again but I don’t think we will see him next season. An awful start to pre season.

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Re: Meite as good as Percy Freeman

by RoyalBlue » 30 Jun 2021 22:28

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tidus_mi2 Meite is gonna be injured for several months, terrible news.


Sadly several months is very optimistic. This appears to be a very serious knee injury. Let’s hope he fully recovers to play for us again but I don’t think we will see him next season. An awful start to pre season.


Depending on the nature of the surgery undertaken and procedure used, optimistically he could be back in 6-8 months. However, our past record for smooth and quick recoveries is not good.

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