Friday, January 28, 2011

Edwin Van Der Sar

This blog doesn't really like all things ManYoo but in the case of this big Dutchman we will make an exception. At forty years of age and beset by unfortunate personal issues, one of the finest - and most likeable - goalkeepers of his generation is finally calling it a day.

He has won pretty much everything there is to win in club football in a glittering career with four of the most fabled names in European football, Ajax of Amsterdam, Juventus, Manchester United, and Fulham. The aberration of the latter possibly being an indication of the excesses of the earlier Premiership that have led to such financial trouble nowadays. He also had a fine International career for the Oranje.

Van Der Sar has always played the game with dignity and with no little skill and we wish him all the best with whatever his future holds. No Nonsense.