You are here: Home > Message Board > Palace Talk > Academy goalkeeper
January 27 2023 2.13pm

Academy goalkeeper

Previous Topic | Next Topic


 

View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 21 Aug 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Probably a question for older fans on here. Watching the TV programme on channel 4 last week about the academy. Last week they focused on a young keeper (good luck to him) This set me thinking.

Who was the last goalkeeper we produced that went on to make a first team appearance? Iím thinking David Fry back in the 80ís or can anyone think of someone else.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Old Chap's Profile Old Chap Flag Orpington 21 Aug 22 10.07am Send a Private Message to Old Chap Add Old Chap as a friend

Iím sure Andy Woodman was an academy player, he was reserve keeper but donít know if he actually played

 


Trivial fact - Palace used to win 5-1 at least once a season, maybe next season?

Alert Alert a moderator to this post | Board Moderator Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 21 Aug 22 10.15am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Probably a question for older fans on here. Watching the TV programme on channel 4 last week about the academy. Last week theyfocused on a young keeper (good luck to him) This set me thinking.

Who was the last goalkeeper we produced that went on to make a first team appearance? Iím thinking David Fry back in the 80ís or can anyone think of someone else.

I can't answer your post, but I did watch the programme that featured the young lad with the stutter, and, like you, I hope he makes it one day. Seemed a bright, pleasant prospect.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 21 Aug 22 10.41am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


It must be difficult for young goalkeepers because clubs tend to stick to proven performers who are first choice for years and they don't generally get injured so chances are limited without moving. Whereas a manager might put on a young outfield player who is able to hold onto his place it's much harder or an inexperienced keeper.
No idea what the answer is but how many Premier clubs have had homegrown goalkeepers? When they have the whole world to choose from they're surely more likely to buy in a replacement.
As others have said good luck to him.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 21 Aug 22 11.02am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Old Chap

Iím sure Andy Woodman was an academy player, he was reserve keeper but donít know if he actually played

Andy Woodman was a graduate of the CPFC Academy but I have no recollection of him making his first team debut.
I am of the opinion that he once used to run a soccer school in Warlingham.

Edited by Willo (21 Aug 2022 11.03am)

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 21 Aug 22 11.35am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Andy Woodman was a graduate of the CPFC Academy but I have no recollection of him making his first team debut.
I am of the opinion that he once used to run a soccer school in Warlingham.

Edited by Willo (21 Aug 2022 11.03am)

He's currently manager of Bromley.
He co-wrote a book called Woody & Nord about his friendship with Gareth Southgate which mentioned Southgate's Nord nickname was because Wally Downes thought he sounded posh and Dennis Norden was the poshest person they could think of.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 21 Aug 22 12.27pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

He never made a first team appearance. He said he was so bad that in training wich ever side he was on got a two goal headstart.

Listen to "under the cosh" podcast with Andy Woodman some of the funiest stories ever. It's a great listen


quote=Willo;3740468]

Andy Woodman was a graduate of the CPFC Academy but I have no recollection of him making his first team debut.
I am of the opinion that he once used to run a soccer school in Warlingham.

Edited by Willo (21 Aug 2022 11.03am)

Edited by Apollofuzz (21 Aug 2022 12.29pm)

 


I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 


Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > Palace Talk > Academy goalkeeper