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Hall of Fame No. 22

Championship-winning goalkeeper joins the Hall of Fame

Mick Brown (Goalkeeper, 1999 - 2003)

If any player epitomised the fact that local players are too often undervalued when playing for their hometown club, it would be Michael Brown. A former BGS student, Brown was a key member of the 2000-01 UCL side that famously won the league championship in injury time at a neutral ground in one of the most nail-biting finishes to a season in the club’s history.

Arriving at Town after a period of great instability in the goalkeeping position, Brown made the shirt his own for a number of seasons which coincided with the Poachers having a notoriously frugal defence. Known primarily as a shot stopper, Brown was never afraid to dive in where the boots we flying or muscle his way through a gaggle of players to pluck a ball out of the air. His long kicks and good eye for open forwards upfield caught many opposition teams by surprise and he can claim the assist for many goals during his time at the club.

What the fans saw on matchday was only a part of what made Brown a Boston Town legend. His attitude to training was exemplary, taking midweek practice very seriously, putting hours into drills to improve his technique and strengthen any areas he felt needed improvement. His pre-game warm-up would be equally intense, and he was never shy of giving his opinion to his teammates either in the dressing room or out on the pitch. His run of clean sheets and overall body of work for the Poachers remains impressive to this day and would be envied by many more experienced or celebrated goalkeepers.

Debut: January 1999

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