David Seaman
English footballer
David Seaman
David Andrew Seaman MBE is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several clubs, most notably Arsenal. He retired from the game on 13 January 2004, following a recurring shoulder injury. He was appointed an MBE in 1997 for services to the sport.
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Ex-England Keeper David Seaman Predicted Claudio Bravo Gaffe Before it Happened
Yahoo News - 4 months
​Former Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman has near enough proven his psychic ability by predicting Claudio Bravo's mistake in Man City's 4-0 defeat against Barcelona. While Seaman was also prone to a gaffe or two during his career, notably in the 2002 World Cup against a Ronaldinho free-kick, he defended his fellow keeper by saying 'we're goalkeepers, we're not great with our feet.' Speaking at the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in the lead up to City's clash with Barcelona,...
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Seaman critical of Hart handling
Yahoo News - over 3 years
David Seaman believes that Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini should have shown faith in Joe Hart rather than dropping him.
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Tinley considers village-owned newspaper boxes
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Village wants control over "mess" at train stations Village Trustee David Seaman recently used a discussion about removing "ugly, chained-up" vending boxes at Tinley Park's two commuter rail stations to wonder what makes a newsprint publication a newspaper.
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Calif. Judge Charged in $1.6M Elder Theft Case Remains on Bench, But Now Hears Small Claims Cases
ABA Journal - over 4 years
Arrested last week as he was about to take the bench to hear misdemeanor arraignments and charged with a dozen felonies, Paul David Seeman remains a sitting California superior court judge. However, he has been reassigned to hear small claims cases in Alameda County's smallest courthouse, the Oakland Tribune reports. The 57-year-old judge is charged with one count of financial elder abuse and 11 counts of perjury. He is accused of stealing at least $1.6 million of an elderly neighbor's assets over a 13-year period while holding a durable power of attorney. A previous ABAJournal.com post provides additional details.
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Leeds United: Vote for your game of the Noughties
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
Vote for your favourite Leeds United game of the Noughties. Five games to choose from - vote on the right hand side of this page. What are your memories watching Leeds United during the Noughties? Please register to post your comments at the bottom of the page. {http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/register?referrer=http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk|Click here to register and have your say on the Leeds United stories and issues that matter to you|Click here to register and have your say on the Leeds United stories and issues that matter to you} Leeds United’s unlikely appearance in the semi-finals of the Champions League was a badge of honour and an albatross; a laudable achievement against which all subsequent crises are neatly compared. It was the best of times under chairman Peter Ridsdale but a false dawn for a club who have suffered ever since. Last month marked the 11th anniversary of United’s defeat to Valencia and the story of the inbetween years is one of relegati ...
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Hodgson's arrival brings circus to an end
Irish Examiner - almost 5 years
Chris Hatherall For years now the England football team has been the greatest show on earth. In fact, in 14 packed seasons on a dizzy world tour we've seen it all. Who could forget Glenn Hoddle's magical mystery act with Madame Eileen Drewery to start us off? Then there was Kevin Keegan's Kamikaze Katastrophe show, Super Sven's bedroom acrobatics and Don Fabio's spectacular plate throwing to follow in the second half. And don't forget the greatest clowns of all; the wally with the brolly himself, Steve McClaren and his slapstick assistants Paul Robinson and Scott Carson. That was a special highlight. There have been some pretty decent sideshows, too. Wags on Tour in 2006, Beckham's high-kicking spectacular in 1998, a Fake Sheikh making a guest appearance, Wayne Rooney's 'Beckham Reprise' in Germany, David Seaman's comedy roadshow in 2002 and a Hammer Horror special in 2010. And let's not even mention John Terry - because England's on-off captain deserves a tent of hi ...
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Olympic football should be for amateurs: Seaman
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Former England goalkeeper David Seaman has poured cold water on the Olympic soccer tournament, saying only amateur players should be eligible to compete for gold. "I don't think it's for professional footballers -- I've always felt it should be left to the amateurs and I'll stand by that," Seaman, who won 75 caps for his country before retiring in 2004, said in a BBC interview. The draw for the London 2012 tournament was held this week with the hosts, entering a combined British side for the first time since 1960, beginning their medal quest against Senegal. ...
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Village Board OKs $41 Million Budget
Tinley Park Patch - almost 5 years
The Village of Tinley Park operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013 comes with an anticipated $41.2 million price tag—an expense that was given the go-ahead Tuesday with a 5-0 vote by the Village Board. Trustees approved the general fund budget at their regular board meeting. Patricia Leoni was absent. The vote came one week after a public hearing on the issue—at which no one spoke, officials said—and more than 10 days after the budget was put on public display for residents. The total cost is up about 1 percent from the 2012 budget, which was slightly less than $41 million, according to board documents.  "It's a good position to be in and (budget planning) has been done with a lot of hard work on the part of everyone," said David Seaman, a board trustee and chair of the board's finance and economic development committee. This year's budget came in about $2 million less than what the village planned for, officials have said, crediting the savings to a decrease in personnel cos ...
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Sleazy business: CISPA ‘pushed by spy & tech companies for profit'
RT - Question More - almost 5 years
With the House of Representatives set to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) next week, David Seaman, the host of “The DL Show”, tells RT why Google and Facebook won’t help Americans to... Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cheltenham Town: Butland signing is a coup – Yates - Thisisgloucestershire
Google News - over 5 years
Clevedon-born Butland was nicknamed 'Seaman' at school after legendary former England and Arsenal keeper David Seaman. He has been involved with England from under-16 level, winning the Under-17 European title. The 6ft 4in stopper has learned from the
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Exclusive - Martyn saddened by Foster's England stance - talkSPORT.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
And Martyn, who earned just 23 caps during his decade-long England career as he was forced to play second fiddle to David Seaman, is disappointed he has given up the fight so easily. He told Keys and Gray: “I've got sympathy for turning up and not
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Bank of America's New Credit Card - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
David Seaman is the creator of the popular finance blog and credit card deals comparison site Credit Card Outlaw. Card brief: Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) last week unveiled the new version of its popular cash back credit card, BankAmericard Cash
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The Best High-End Credit Cards - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
David Seaman is the creator of the popular finance blog and credit card deals comparison site Credit Card Outlaw. Here's an updated round-up of the best high-end credit card offers available to affluent customers in September
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Wojciech Szczesny reckons Arsenal are heading back to the top - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Arsenal have been crying out for a reliable keeper since David Seaman left in 2003. Wenger has always had a blind spot for this position but Szczesny could be the answer. SET-PIECES and crosses have been a major problem for Arsenal's keepers in the
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Companies Tiptoe Back to Luxury Hotels
NYTimes - over 5 years
Two years ago, corporations clamped down on employee travel and canceled meetings in droves. The chilling effect was most pronounced at luxury hotels, which were eschewed entirely by many companies in the wake of the disclosures about a lavish retreat held by the American International Group right after it accepted a government bailout. This
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Seaman: This is not good enough - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
After the game, under-pressure manager Arsene Wenger admitted that the side had 'collapsed physically' but former goalkeeper David Seaman was cutting in his criticism on social networking site Twitter. ''When I played for Arsenal we were expected to
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It's So Exciting To Be Alive And In America Right Now (Really!) - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
David Seaman is the creator of the popular finance blog and credit card deals comparison site Credit Card Outlaw. My dad's massive heart attack and ensuing health problems right before New Year's this year forced me to re-evaluate some of my personal
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Seaman
  • 2015
    Age 51
    On 7 February 2015, Seaman married Dancing On Ice's Frankie Poultney whom he paired with during the shows 9th series. Seaman announced their engagement in December 2013.
    More Details Hide Details It was his third marriage.
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In June 2012, Seaman joined Combined Counties League club Wembley as goalkeeping coach for their 2012–13 FA Cup campaign, as part of a television documentary following the club's attempt to play at Wembley Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details Former international players Graeme Le Saux, Ray Parlour, Martin Keown, Claudio Caniggia and Brian McBride joined the playing squad, with former England manager Terry Venables as technical advisor.
  • 2005
    Age 41
    In late 2005 he had his trademark ponytail cut off on live television for charity, which ended negotiatory talks with such companies as L'Oreal who wanted to sponsor his hair as they had with David Ginola.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the ice for another ice-dancing series, Dancing on Ice, broadcast on ITV. The series started on 14 January 2006, and Seaman ended in fourth place. He has also appeared on All Star Family Fortunes. Seaman also hosts a "Safe Hands" charity golf event annually, and has released two football-themed DVDs entitled David Seaman's Goalkeeping Nightmares in 2003 and Jeepers Keepers in 2004. Seaman has also played in all six Soccer Aid matches for England. In 2008 The Lobbing of David Seaman, a poem in ballad form by Murray Lachlan Young about Nayim's 1995 goal, was included in the radio programme The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper. It began with these lines: Ah, come all ye teenage goalkeepers And listen unto me, I'll tell you of a goalie Who went out to gay Paree; The Gunners called him 'Safe Hands', David Seaman was his name, But that lonely night in Paris Was his world consumed in flames.
  • 2004
    Age 40
    In December 2004, following his retirement from professional football, he became one of the celebrities to take part in Strictly Ice Dancing, an ice dance version of Strictly Come Dancing, in which celebrities are paired with professional dancers.
    More Details Hide Details He joined the show at late notice, replacing Paul Gascoigne. With just eight days to prepare for the show, broadcast on BBC One on 26 December, Seaman and his professional partner Zoia Birmingham managed to win the competition. The other competitors spent a month in training for the show.
    The result led to a debate about whether Seaman should remain England's number one. He remained England's first choice goalkeeper until a Euro 2004 qualifier in October 2002 against Macedonia.
    More Details Hide Details In this match, he let in a goal directly from a corner kick by Artim Sakiri in a 2–2 draw and brought further press criticism. This was Seaman's last appearance for the England national team, as Eriksson dropped him in favour of David James. With Arsenal First Division Championship/FA Premier League: FA Cup: League Cup: FA Community Shield: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: UEFA Cup UEFA Super Cup With England Tournoi de France Seaman began working on his coaching badge with a view to coaching goalkeepers but decided to pause after learning that he would first need a badge in outfield coaching in which he had no interest. His on-screen presence made him a popular choice for chat-shows and televised appearances during his sporting career, and he can occasionally be spotted on British television. Whilst still a player, he acted in a cameo role in a BBC film based around the events of England's successful Euro 96 tournament, starring Rachel Weisz and Neil Morrissey, entitled My Summer with Des. He also became the spokesman for Yorkshire Tea during the early 1990s. He briefly replaced Gary Lineker as team captain on the television quiz They Think It's All Over before producers decided to drop him in favour of former Arsenal team-mate Ian Wright.
    Whilst out of action due to injury, Seaman announced his immediate retirement in January 2004 at the age of 40.
    More Details Hide Details His last act at City was to help Keegan select his successor in goal, David James — the man who had ousted him as England's first choice goalkeeper a little over a year earlier. In November 2005, Paul Merson and Walsall approached Seaman, and later ex-Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall and Chris Woods to perform in an FA Cup game at Merthyr Tydfil as their two first choice goalkeepers, Joe Murphy and Andy Oakes, were unavailable. However, Seaman was forced to turn this offer down, as it would have constituted a breach in the terms of his retirement insurance pay-out for his recurring shoulder injury.
  • 2003
    Age 39
    Seaman went on to captain the team during the 2003 FA Cup Final in the absence of injured Patrick Vieira and keep another clean sheet at the Millennium Stadium as they defeated Southampton 1–0.
    More Details Hide Details His final act with Arsenal was to lift the FA Cup, which was his eighth major trophy with his team. Seaman played in goal for Arsenal more times than anyone else, and is second after Ray Parlour in the all-time Premier League appearances chart for Arsenal, with 325 to his name. In June 2008 he was voted seventh in the list of 50 Gunners' Greatest Players. Released by Arsenal, Seaman joined up with Kevin Keegan at Manchester City in the summer of 2003, but Seaman's career at the City of Manchester Stadium did not last long.
  • 2002
    Age 38
    Despite his international career ending so flatly and accusations his mobility had faded with age, the 2002–03 season—Seaman's last at Arsenal—ended on a high note.
    More Details Hide Details He began the season with saving a Freddie Kanoute penalty in a draw at Upton Park. In the FA Cup, he made a save against Sheffield United's Paul Peschisolido in the semi-finals, which former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, a pundit for the BBC on the day, dubbed "the best save I've ever seen". Arsenal were defending a 1–0 lead, when with less than ten minutes to go, Peschisolido had a header towards an apparently open goal from six yards out with Seaman seemingly stranded at the near post. However, the goalkeeper leapt sideways and backwards, managing to stretch his right arm behind him and scoop the ball back and away from both his goal and the opposing players ready to pounce on a rebound. The match was Seaman's 1,000th professional career game.
    In 2002, Seaman won the Premier League and the FA Cup again to complete his second career double, although Arsenal's other goalkeepers Stuart Taylor (10 appearances) and Richard Wright (12 appearances) also won championship medals, due mainly to Seaman's absence through injuries.
    More Details Hide Details A highlight of this season was when Seaman dramatically saved a Gareth Barry penalty as Arsenal won 2–1 at Aston Villa.
  • 2000
    Age 36
    Kevin Keegan selected him for Euro 2000, where he started against both Portugal and Germany but sustained an injury in his warm-up exercises for the third game against Romania and was replaced by Nigel Martyn.
    More Details Hide Details England lost the match and went out in the first round. Seaman was part of Sven-Göran Eriksson's 2002 FIFA World Cup squad, and played every game as England reached the quarter-finals, turning back a second half offensive to shut out arch-rivals Argentina 1–0 in the group stage after English captain David Beckham scored the penalty spot kick. However, in England's quarter-final against Brazil Seaman was caught off his line by Ronaldinho's long-range free kick, as England lost 2–1; he blamed himself for the error.
    The following season Seaman managed to reach the 2000 UEFA Cup Final, which Arsenal drew 0–0 with Galatasaray, but lost on penalties.
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  • 1998
    Age 34
    Wenger rated Seaman highly and in 1998, Seaman helped the team to the Premier League and FA Cup double.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998–99, Seaman played all 38 league matches, conceding only 17 league goals as Arsenal came within one point of retaining the Premier League and lost in the FA Cup semi-finals to Manchester United.
  • 1995
    Age 31
    In 1995, George Graham was sacked, and Arsenal came close to becoming the first club to retain the Cup Winners' Cup, with Seaman earning a reputation as a penalty-saving specialist after saving from Siniša Mihajlović, Vladimir Jugović and Attilio Lombardo in Arsenal's semi-final shoot-out against U.C. Sampdoria, all the while playing with two cracked ribs.
    More Details Hide Details However, in the final Arsenal lost in extra time to Real Zaragoza, with a spectacular last-minute goal from Nayim from 45 yards out catching Seaman off his line. It was noted that there were only seconds left of extra time when Seaman conceded. In August 1996, Arsène Wenger became the new manager of Arsenal.
  • 1993
    Age 29
    Arsenal won both the FA Cup and the League Cup in 1993 and supplemented this a year later with the European Cup Winners' Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Arsenal began their victorious League Cup campaign against Millwall and after two legs the game went to a penalty shootout. Seaman saved three of the four Millwall penalties from Malcolm Allen, Jon Goodman and Colin Cooper to help his side progress.
    During his time at Arsenal he won three league championships (1991, 1998, 2002), four FA Cups (1993, 1998, 2002, 2003), the League Cup in 1993 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details During this time he also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and Euro 2000, and is England's second-most capped goalkeeper with 75 caps, after Peter Shilton. Seaman's career highs came in his successful performance in UEFA Euro 96 and in Arsenal's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Premier League and FA Cup campaigns in the mid-90s and early 2000s. His save from Paul Peschisolido of Sheffield United in the 2002–03 FA Cup was described as one of the best ever. Notable lows came with two costly errors, both from long-range efforts — conceding a last-minute goal in the 1995 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final to Nayim and conceding to a Ronaldinho free-kick in the 2002 FIFA World Cup quarter-final. Seaman is left-handed, but throws the football with his right arm and kicks with his right foot. He also played in the Premier League for Manchester City, as well as making appearances in the Football League for Peterborough United, Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers.
  • 1990
    Age 26
    Robson selected him as England's third-choice goalkeeper behind Peter Shilton and Chris Woods at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, but after arriving in Italy he had to pull out of the squad due to injury and was replaced by Dave Beasant.
    More Details Hide Details Seaman remained a member of the England squad under new manager Graham Taylor but only cemented his place as undisputed number one with the arrival of Terry Venables and played every minute of every match during Euro 96. Seaman saved two spot-kicks in the tournament; the first a penalty in normal play from Scotland's Gary McAllister in a group match, while England were 1–0 up (Paul Gascoigne scored soon after to make it 2–0). Then, after England's quarter-final against Spain ended scoreless, Seaman saved Miguel Angel Nadal's kick in the shootout to knock Spain out of the tournament. England eventually were eliminated in the semi-finals of the competition; Seaman was named alongside Golden Boot winner Alan Shearer and winger Steve McManaman in the UEFA "Team of the Tournament". Euro 96 sponsor Philips named him "Player of the Tournament". Seaman remained first choice under the management of Glenn Hoddle for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. England went out on penalties, losing against Argentina.
  • 1988
    Age 24
    Seaman made his England debut in 1988 and appeared for the side in fifteen consecutive years, a national record, since equalled by Rio Ferdinand.
    More Details Hide Details He earned his first England cap under Bobby Robson in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in November 1988.
    Playing in a higher profile club on a plastic pitch, he earned his first England cap, which came under Bobby Robson in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in November 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Whilst at Q.P.R., Seaman was coached by Arsenal double-winner (of 1971) Bob Wilson, who was to work with him for more than a decade. In 1990, long before the current transfer window system had come to English football, there was still a transfer deadline a few weeks before the end of the season. Arsenal, who had won the league in 1989, wanted to sign Seaman, but the deal involved Arsenal's keeper John Lukic heading the opposite way on loan. Lukic did not want to do this, and the deal broke down and remained unresolved when the deadline passed. As soon as the season ended and clubs were allowed to buy players again, Arsenal manager George Graham came back for Seaman, with £1.3 million (at the time a British record for a goalkeeper) being the agreed fee. Lukic, who was highly popular amongst Arsenal fans, left to rejoin Leeds.
  • 1982
    Age 18
    Seaman went to Division 4 club Peterborough United for a £4,000 fee in August 1982, where he began to make a name for himself.
    More Details Hide Details Just over two years later, in October 1984, Second Division Birmingham City paid £100,000 for Seaman's services. They ended up winning promotion at the end of that season, but were relegated again at the end of the following season. Seaman was not to follow them back to Division Two, however. In August 1986, Seaman moved to Queens Park Rangers for £225,000.
  • 1963
    Born on September 19, 1963.
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