Goalkeeping – A dangerous profession

Stephen Hunt was says he is sorry and did not mean to hurt Petr Cech in the collision that has left the Chelsea goalkeeper in hospital with a depressed fracture of the skull.Mourinho does not agree with Hunt.James Lawton does not agree with Mourinho.Drogba does not agree with Lawton .
He says …”Don’t tell me tall stories, this was not an accident.Hunt saw that he was going to collide with Petr and he didn’t try to avoid it. The worst came after that. When Petr was carried out of the ground, Hunt was laughing. I’m not paranoid but they hate us. Some people will use any means to beat us.”
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But while the pros and cons are being debated it is clear that goalkeeping can sometimes turn out to be a dangerous profession .
Some serious accidents involving goalkeepers in the past
John Thomson Celtic v Rangers, 1931.
Thomson fractured his skull and died after a collision with Rangers’ Sam English.
Bert Trautmann Manchester City v Birmingham. FA Cup final, 1956.
The German earned hero status after it was discovered he had played the last 15 minutes of City’s 3-1 victory at Wembley with a broken neck.
Ray Wood Manchester United v Aston Villa, FA Cup final, 1957.
A year on from Bert Trautmann’s heroics, Wood broke his jaw after being shoulder-charged by Phil McParland, the Aston Villa midfielder. United lost the final 2-1.
Serhiy Perkhun CSKA Moscow v Anzhi Makhachkala, 2001.
Perkhun died after spending 10 days in hospital following a clash of heads with striker Budun Budunov.
Shay Given West Ham United v Newcastle United, 17 Sept, 2006.
Given needed emergency surgery for a perforated bowel after being clattered into by Marlon Harewood. Given described the pain as like “having acid poured into my stomach”.
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