No Country for Old Men

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 4:20 AM

The injury to Tommy Lee has, we hear, led to Mark Crossley re-registering as a player, just in case. If he is named on the bench for the trip to York he will sit there at the age of 43 years and 86 days.  Already our oldest debutant, Norm could (if he made whatever happened to Richard O'Donnell look like an accident) get on as our oldest player, beating Billy Kidd's 40 years and 230 days by some distance.

He won't be our oldest bench-warmer just yet, though; that distinction belongs to another 'keeper, the evergreen Jim Brown, who kept the management company at the grand old age of 45 years, 188 days against Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup, first round, on November 15th, 1998.

Further reading: Chesterfield's oldest players

Categories: Milestones, Goalkeepers