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Memories of former Mariners goalkeeping great Charlie Wright are recalled in this article:

[url]http://grimsbynews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/a-magnificent-goalkeeper-charlie-wright.html[/url]
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I just remember him, as a great character,  when I started watching Town.  A very good keeper.  Didn't a fan throw an apple at him and he ate it?
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About the best keeper I have seen play for Town,

AND

I have seen a few.


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Quoted from grimsby pete
About the best keeper I have seen play for Town,

AND

I have seen a few.


I would say the best, he was the keeper when I first started watching Town.

Although Wainman and Batch were also very good.

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Charlie was a great keeper, agile, gymnastic at times and very brave. The nearest physical comparison would be Nigel Batch but I would rate Charlie higher as a shot stopper. He was not very tall and that probably stopped him from having a really top career but he could jump and stretch remarkably to reach shots and crosses that looked beyond him. His arms seems to be telescopic and he could bend backwards in mid air to change direction. Charlie was by far the best keeper I have seen at BP and that includes Sherwood, Beasant, Coyne and some other good keepers. If I ever needed a keeper to save my life it would be Charlie. And he must have been a good bloke because Matt Tees married his sister!


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AND he played for Workington Reds!


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Did he not play in Hong Kong,great keeper,mad as a hatter,was on a train coming back from Wembley (schoolboy international) Town were on the same train as they had been playing Orient,him and Matt Tees ate my egg sandwiches,they were heroes as an 8 year old boy,still are. Broke my heart when he went to Charlton.


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Did he not play in Hong Kong,great keeper,mad as a hatter,was on a train coming back from Wembley (schoolboy international) Town were on the same train as they had been playing Orient,him and Matt Tees ate my egg sandwiches,they were heroes as an 8 year old boy,still are. Broke my heart when he went to Charlton.


I think he played for Hong Kong in an "international" although he was a Scot and started at Rangers before going to Workington. No-one had heard of him before Town signed him. He did well at Charlton and Bolton but I think he depended so much on agility that an injury (knee?) really finished him as the Charlie we knew at Grimsby.



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Every home game, when the teams came out, a young lady would climb over the pontoon fence, & give him an apple & orange for half time.
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He was a bit crazy, wonderful character and an excellent goalkeeper. We don't seem to get the "characters" in the game nowadays. Few seem to play with a smile on their face.
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