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Who Was United's Best Goalkeeper?

8 September 2015

This week's Big Question: United's top keeper

Goalkeepers are different, so they say. They’re all a bit barmy apparently, although some are doubtless barmier than others. That vital last line of defence, United have had some excellent keepers over the years, but who was the very best?

Roy Burton was Oxford's longest-serving goalkeeper, but Alan Judge and Steve Hardwick were the ones who kept goal throughout the club's most successful period in the mid-80s. Old timers might remember Jim Barron or, going way back, Jack Ansell, while younger supporters can look back fondly at the shot-stopping of Phil Whitehead or loanee Paul Gerrard. 

Only one keeper has scored for the U's (Pal Lundin) but three goalies (Mick Kearns, Paul Kee and Andre Arendse) have won full international honours while on the club's books. Meanwhile, Mike Salmon probably ruled himself out of the reckoning by shipping seven goals in his only appearance for United.

You can join the debate by tweeting @OUFCOfficial and using the hashtag #OUFCBigQ to let us know your nomination; the best responses will appear in the Portsmouth match programme on Saturday 19th September.

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