Saturday, January 31, 2009

Van der Sar beats Death

Edwin Van der Sar, veteran goalie, today beat Death.

The announcement came up during the online match comments on the BBC website as Man Utd played Everton as follows:

1905: It's official. The 72 minutes are up and Edwin van der Sar has beaten Death. The United keeper reaches 1,104 minutes without conceding a league goal, beating the previous mark set by Reading's Steve Death in 1979.

Not quite eternal life then. But twelve games without conceding is a phenomenal achievement. Which makes the next game the 13th in the run.

Does anyone know if Dutch goalkeepers are superstitious?

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