Tag Archives: Arthur Sutton

Trautmann

When I started playing the game in the late 70s, the name of Bertie Trautmann was already inscribed in the pantheon of legendary keepers. It’s the sort of story I learned by heart. He passed away this week. A German … Continue reading

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May Copper Bullets Upward Fly

Tomorrow marks another huge karmic moment in soccer lore. The national team of Zambia plays in the final of the African Cup of Nations. Unlikely favorites, they have squeaked by opponents with higher cachet and survived a few penalties and … Continue reading

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Arthur’s a Keeper – Overtime

More observations from this week, also on Anne’s family blog, http://zambiastories.wordpress.com/: I noticed once at the hospital that Barb patted Arthur’s left foot as she said good-bye, saying “That’s his soccer foot.” I later asked if he was left-handed and … Continue reading

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Arthur’s a keeper

Arthur Sutton, my father-in-law, lies in a convalescent home about two miles from where I am writing this. He has suffered a couple of heart attacks and is terminally ill. My wife Anne, his daughter, has written a draft of … Continue reading

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