Worst Keeper

Who is the worst RFC Keeper ever?

Simon Sheppard
30
28%
Nick Colgan
9
8%
Scott Howie
3
3%
Nick(y) Hammond
2
2%
Salvatore Bibbo
4
4%
Peter Van Der Kwaak
13
12%
Alex McCarthy (sorry, couldn't resist)
1
1%
Ali Al Habsi
4
4%
Jonathan Bond
6
6%
Borislav Mihaylov
4
4%
Ian Royal
16
15%
Someone before 1993
6
6%
Other
8
8%
 
Total votes: 106
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Worst Keeper

by sandman » 16 Sep 2015 20:43

So just who is the worst keeper to ever fumble his way around a goalmouth for RFC?

Yeah, yeah, obvious response will be "Adam Federici". Followed by someone getting upset because Bond is there and moaning about "kneejerk, escapegoating already".

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Re: Worst Keeper

by skipper » 16 Sep 2015 20:54

We were blessed with some truely awful keepers in the 90's and early 00's weren't we?

I don't think we appreciated how good our last decade has been...

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Re: Worst Keeper

by AthleticoSpizz » 16 Sep 2015 20:55

Well, I can bear testimony that Ian Royal would not be Readings worst.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by CountryRoyal » 16 Sep 2015 21:08

Nigel Adkins

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Re: Worst Keeper

by From Despair To Where? » 16 Sep 2015 21:12

Colgan was awful but was only a loanee so it has to be Peter Van Der Kwaak.

Of anyone who who played more than a handful of games, i'd nominate Gary Phillips. Fat, moustachioed, butter fingered gimp.


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Re: Worst Keeper

by Ian Royal » 16 Sep 2015 21:15

It's a fight between Shepperd and Van der Kwaak and no one else I've seen comes close in 20 years.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by AthleticoSpizz » 16 Sep 2015 21:23

On the few times that I saw him, Frank Parsons left a lot to be desired.....I voted " other"

Not that it particularly matters in the scheme of voting for VDK and sheps

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Oilroyal » 16 Sep 2015 21:30

Had to be Simon Sheppard. The whole of elm park would hold their breath whenever he attempted to go near the ball. It was sad to watch at times.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by sandman » 16 Sep 2015 21:33

Oilroyal Had to be Simon Sheppard. The whole of elm park would hold their breath whenever he attempted to go near the ball. It was sad to watch at times.


And no wonder we held our breath given how he would shout "away" whenever the opposition would cross half way.


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Re: Worst Keeper

by Dick Habbin's hairdo » 17 Sep 2015 08:24

I'll let Simple Simon off purely for a world class display in that match at Filbert Street against McGhoo.

Was it Colgan in goal away at Oxford midweek in the "Taxi for Terry" match? That was, quite simply, the most abysmal goalkeeping performance I have ever seen .... RFC or otherwise.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Brum Royal » 17 Sep 2015 08:53

Van der Kwaak gets my vote, if only for the terrible back pass goal on the opening day of the 98/99 season away at Wrexham. Fortunately none of his other games stand out.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by edinburghroyal » 17 Sep 2015 08:56

Adam Federici

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Re: Worst Keeper

by 6ft Kerplunk » 17 Sep 2015 08:58

Dick Habbin's hairdo I'll let Simple Simon off purely for a world class display in that match at Filbert Street against McGhoo.


But even in that match he ended up crippling Adie Williams.


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Re: Worst Keeper

by Silver Fox » 17 Sep 2015 10:17

I know he only made a few appearances as a loanee but Colgan's debut(?) at Crewe remains burnt in my memory as one of the most abominal things ever to happen to Reading FC and I was around for Nigel Atkins' reign

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Sutekh » 17 Sep 2015 11:16

Silver Fox I know he only made a few appearances as a loanee but Colgan's debut(?) at Crewe remains burnt in my memory as one of the most abominal things ever to happen to Reading FC and I was around for Nigel Atkins' reign



I saw that. After 6 minutes Colgan comes out of his area to clear a pass back and missed the ball for Crewe to have a tap in. Reading lost the game 1-0 and Colgan never recovered in our eyes.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Nameless » 17 Sep 2015 15:45

Colgan is now goal keeping coach at Huddersfield. Do you reckon he missed a few things on his CV ?
Simon Sheppard had a starring role in regional medical drama Peak Practice

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Big Foot » 17 Sep 2015 17:03

Hands down it's gotta be Colgan, I remember an awful performance from him at home to Port Vale, Easter 1997. Truly truly dreadful.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Tony Le Mesmer » 18 Sep 2015 11:05

Anyone remember Colin Court? Made one appearance as an emergency in the early 80s home to Swindon, never seen again. Scored an own goal and was basically hopelessly out of his depth. I would say that, technically, he was the worst goalkeeper ever to wear the No.1 shirt, outfield players aside.

Can't really slate the poor chap too much though. He was on loan from a local non-league side and was very young I think. He was just a decent park footballer who bizarrely found himself in a football league match.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by Pepe the Horseman » 18 Sep 2015 11:17

Simon Sheppard prevented an own goal from a backpass, away at Southend, by doing a bicycle kick. Legend.

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Re: Worst Keeper

by double d » 18 Sep 2015 16:56

Stuart Taylor

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