Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Welcome Ben Alnwick

Not a complete surprise to learn today that we have signed another goalkeeper after losing David Button last month. Welcome then Ben Alnwick from Barnsley. 

I hadn't heard of him either but the Internet quickly informs me that he's 26 and has already pulled on the number 1 shirt for ten clubs albeit most were on loan. The most games he has managed for any one club was 19 for Sunderland when a teenager and that was over a three to four year spell. 

The other thing you can't avoid when googling our new keeper is his exploits with a number of his former colleagues and an obliging young female in 2007. Interesting footnote in his Wikipedia entry that he has had an on and off relationship with his childhood sweetheart since 2007. The folly of youth eh?

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