Former Canary keeper dies

Former Norwich City goalkeeper George Wiseman, 87, has died after a short illness at his home in Exeter. Born in East Dereham, Wiseman played eight games for the Canaries during the 1946-47 season, the first after the war.

Former Norwich City goalkeeper George Wiseman, 87, has died after a short illness at his home in Exeter.

Born in East Dereham, Wiseman played eight games for the Canaries during the 1946-47 season, the first after the war. He made his debut in a 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Christmas Day 1946, but City lost the return fixture 6-1 at Carrow Road the next day.

He was one of five goalkeepers used that season and faced five penalties in his eight matches, only two of which were scored.

Wiseman served in the Metropolitan Police, then the Norfolk Constabulary for more than 30 years and was also the commissionaire at Norwich City, keeping a watch in front of the doors of the Main Stand - an association he maintained with the club up until the early 1980s.


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