Wednesday, 23 June 2010

52 Ged Keegan

Position : Midfield

Played : 1984-5

Appearances : 2

Goals : 0

Ged was another former Oldham team-mate of Halom’s who arrived in the summer of 1984. He started out at Manchester City where he had a run of games at right back which included the 1976 League Cup Final but was mainly used as cover for injuries and suspensions. In 1979 he moved on to Oldham for first team football and played in midfield though a lot of their fans didn’t rate him. Neither it seemed did Joe Royle who let him go at the end of his first season in charge (1982-3). He signed for Mansfield and played 18 games for them in 1983-4 but was released at the end of the season.

Ged’s career decline continued at Spotland. He played in the first two games of the season - I have a vague memory of him wandering around like a headless chicken against Hereford - but was then dropped and quickly despatched to Altrincham. He found a new career in insurance for many years but is now apparently a car park attendant at Manchester Airport. He is also a keen golfer and has made a mark in local amateur tournaments.

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