According to a 2015 article published by The Spectator, “The poor drummer is music’s goalkeeper – you only notice him if he screws up…”
A trite and slightly floral observation, perhaps, but the comparison is apt and regularly made for a reason. While steady reliability is a core skill in any goalkeeper’s toolkit, a 1% of renegades remain, players like Jorge Campos, René Higuita and José Luis Chilavert, who bring an unlikely dash of drama to the sport. Those who are less Charlie Watts and more Keith Moon.
Comprised of equal parts eccentricity, charisma and excellence, Bruce Grobbelaar certainly belongs to that latter category.