Bosnich out indefinitely?By: Daniel Kenny | September 26th, 2008
Tonight’s Mariners vs. Glory fixture wasn’t touted as a curtain-raiser, but it certainly raised worries for Lawrie McKinna despite a 4-1 win.
It all started with a tragic injury to superstar goalkeeper Mark Bosnich. I think everyone in Bluetongue stadium grimaced with collective sympathy as Bosnich collapsed after taking a goal kick – rupturing his left hamstring.
To make things worse, preliminary sources claim that Bosnich’s A-league career is over. What’s more, his entire career in football may be over with not only injury, but age and a lack of contract stacking up against him. At least now we might be seeing him on television sooner rather than later.
Redmayne served as his replacement, but had to come on encumbered with fatigue after playing in the A-league’s first Youth League match. Credit to the lad, though. He looked calm and collected between the sticks, especially having to follow an act like the great Bosnich.
But it wasn’t all peaches and sunshine for the debut youngster. In the 70th minute Redmayne suddenly collapsed on the ground after making a simple save and, just like Bosnich, clutched his leg in pain. Out came the physio, out came the Gaffa, out came the coke in my mouth; you can’t make up this stuff.
Thank goodness he was ok. I’m not sure the Mariners could’ve held up without a proper keeper after seeing Perth’s late surge. Nonetheless, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one with a perverse desire to see Boogaard between the posts…
In any case, if someone has been breaking mirrors, seeing black cats or somehow misusing the number 13 down at Mariners HQ, please let us know. We’d love an explanation for some of this craziness.