Keenan Gracey at Wigan Athletic?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    According to his club, he's there now (perhaps alongside Spencer Richey):

    Congratulations to Crossfire keeper, Keenan Gracey, who has joined the Reserves at Wigan Athletic Football Club of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Wigan plays in the Premier League, the highest level of football in England. ​

    Link:
    http://www.crossfiresoccer.org/USSDA/index_E.html

    It does appear he made the bench for the reserves in September:

    http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk/page/InReserve/0,,10429~1382797,00.html

    And was also on the bench (as "Keenan") for a more recent youth match:

    http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk/page/YouthTeam/0,,10429~1418667,00.html

    He appears to be a 91 and a big one at that (6' 6", 230 lbs).

    Edit: Here he is in a more recent Wigan reserves match report (unused sub).

    http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk/page/InReserve/0,,10429~1415628,00.html

    Looks like we can put this one in the books. Still trying to confirm the Richey news.
     
  2. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like Gracey got injured in late October. Not much info to be had.



    Edit:
    Looks like he was just ill.

    http://www.wiganlatics.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Youth/0,,10429~1431578,00.html
     
  3. batch

    batch New Member

    May 27, 2005
    Wigan
    Club:
    Wigan Athletic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Would anyone have any info about Keenan Gracey ? Such as date of birth, place of birth, any former clubs etc

    I do the Wigan Athletic research for the game Football Manager (i think it may be called World Soccer Manager in the States) but it is really hard to get any info about our youth players as the club dont release very much info and i'm not allowed to go directly to the club to ask them this sort of thing.
     
  4. UKscouts

    UKscouts Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    the richey rumour is incorrect he does not have eu papers.
     
  5. Pagefan

    Pagefan Member

    Aug 28, 2001
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DOB: Feb. 16, 1991
    Here's all the info you could ask for, including his nickname Lurch, height, weight, etc:
    http://www.crossfiresoccer.org/teams/9850211/6087072-9850213/10969552.html

    Although it does through a kink in things, as it says he's actually Canadian with British citizenship, not American at all:

    NATIONALITY: Dual British/Canadian

    Went to high school in Ontario.
     
  6. batch

    batch New Member

    May 27, 2005
    Wigan
    Club:
    Wigan Athletic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Just what i was looking for. You're a star. Thanks
     
  7. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Dave Marino-Nachison again.
     
  8. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Thanks, but don't forget Pagefan!
     
  9. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I didn't! :)

    Gracey has been added to the MOACA list...thanks again Dave!
     
  10. bonefizzle

    bonefizzle New Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    He went to highschool in kingston Ontario. This is also where he played his youth soccer for the Cataraqui Clippers. My brother played on his club and highschool team while he was in grade 9. For the record, the higschool was holy cross highschool.
     
  11. icknk

    icknk New Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Club:
    AC Chievo Verona
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    speaking as a player who has played with and against him, he isnt good at all. the 11 shut out season was thanks to our defense on that team and the low quality of competition in the league, we won all but one game that year and we lost due to the fact that he let in several gimmie goals. as for KASSAA, his team only made it into eossa due to the fact that his high school was hosting the even. holy cross was scored 5 times in the second half while playing sydenham high school (keenan was in goal for all 5 of them). in the eossa championship they played sydenham again and won in overtime, however sydenham was missing 3 key players (a defender, a midfielder as well as a forward) who all played at a higher level beyond high school soccer. in our provincial season with Keenan. we found a replacement for him from out of town due to the fact that he was not playing up to OYSL standards. one weekend he was out of town for the Ambassador cup when we were 16 and had to play in a U18 division, and we won the tournament, afterwords the team was unanimous in the decision that replacement keeper was far better than Keenan. Need i say more? i have alot more to say if you want me to
     
  12. piperfc

    piperfc New Member

    May 18, 2007
    Twin Cities
    say more say more!!!
     
  13. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So he is not a Yank? then why the thread?
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I think we can (and should) probably move on. Perhaps a moderator would like to move this one to the Canada forum.
     
  15. CStuart

    CStuart New Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yea Keenan is Canadian I played with him for a few years before he left for seattle in the 11th grade.. Hes from Kingston Ontario and we played for a small competitive club Cataraqui Clippers and for High school Holy Cross secondary.

    I remember when he left he wasnt even the most talented keeper in town just the biggest and hardest working. I could name 2 guys at the time obviously with more ability.

    But he Clearly had the best work ethic and the physical and finacial attributes to back him up.

    Hes about 6'6" and 230lbs Hes a good kid and I wish him all the luck in the world someone just tell him to knock off the fake english accent
     
  16. SoccerKowboy

    SoccerKowboy BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 13, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I heard he has a mean rear-naked choke.
     
  17. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This thread has just had its visa issued by Blizzard and is now free to move to the Canada forum. Best of luck to Keenan.
     

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