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Keeper Martyn forced to quit game

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by mysticsniper, 8 Jun 2006.

  1. mysticsniper

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    Its a shame for such a good keeper :(


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  2. cheets64

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    Always liked him but at 39 his body has took a battering.
     
  3. Davey_Pitch

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    A damn shame. Moyes has called him his greatest signing as a manager, and I wouldn't disagree. Even at his age he was still out-performing the majority of goalkeepers in the Prem, and was a key figure when we finished 4th a year ago. He'll be missed at Goodison, a model professional without doubt.,
     
  4. Gilly

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    Shame he had to retire through injury. He could still do a job.

    Remember him at his height when he played for Leeds. he was absolutely amazing. Should have had far more England caps than he did, he outperformed Seaman for a very long time and didn't really get a chance. Any other time he'd have been nailed on number 1.
     
  5. da_mic_1530

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    i thought he was a keeper that was always top form, a loss to the premiership
     
  6. Morba

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    played football with him a few times when he used to play for Bristol Rovers.

    was a good keeper, deserved to get where he did, shame that injury kept him from staying there :/
     
  7. Mr_L

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    That is a shame, one of the best goalkeepers in the PL for more than a decade. He didn't win any honours did he? Except a runners up medal in the FA cup. If he didn't, it's a real shame.

    At least Everton have the amazing Tim "Tourette's" Howard on a season long loan.
     
  8. cheets64

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    How many caps did he get for England.
     
  9. red11

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    You mean Tim "*******" Howard. ;) ****!! ****!! *******!!! Damn!!

    Martyn was an excellent keeper, he really should had more caps for England. A real asset to any team, it's a real shame injury has forced him into retirement, he could have went on for as long as he liked.
     
  10. Mad old tory

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    Great keeper, shame he couldn't end his career when he wanted to
     
  11. foz2000

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    only 23 or 24
     
  12. [ASSE]Hinchy

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    As Gilly has said, should have had more caps for England when he was outperforming David Seaman.

    Great keeper :)