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Perry Suckling

Perry Suckling

Clubs played for: Coventry City, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Brentford, Watford & Doncaster Rovers.

Born: 1965

Birthplace: Leyton

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: A goalkeeper he played in the Football League between 1983-96. During this time he won 10 England U21 caps between 1986-88. He went on to play non league football with Dagenham & Redbridge then Kings Lynn. He then helped out with coaching at Bishops Stortford & Norwich City. He then became goalkeeping coach at Ipswich Town between 2000-08 before leaving them to take up a similar role at Tottenham Hotspur. He is still with them.

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Suckling, Perry I am happy to get a reply - I am locked-down in faraway North Sunderland during Covid 19, but I have been updating my book. Sadly we’ve lost 3 great keepers recently, Banks, Bonetti & Clemence.
Perry Suckling had just played for Man City v Chelsea,18.10.86 at Stamford Bridge, aged 21 ( Chelsea won 2-1, goals by Bumstead & Micky Hazard,) before he came down on loan. I wonder if he uses any ideas or techniques from his spell with Peter Bonetti and Eddie Niedzwicki with the Spurs trainees, Chelsea have had some great keepers recently, Ed de Goey, Petr Cech, 2 we’ve shared with Spurs Neil Sullivan & Carlo Cudicini, and Courtois ( not to mention Arrizaballaga! ) and Mendy looks good. Regards to Perry, Chelsea love playing Spurs they very rarely lose.
19-11-20 David Sawyer

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