The Mavericks

Sam Bartram: Eternal showman

February 23, 2012
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
Following his death in 1981, The Observer labelled Sam Bartram "an outstanding goalkeeper, certainly the best never to have been capped by England".

He became a legendary figure in a professional career spent entirely with Charlton, with his name frequently finding its way to the top of match reports. He had a knack for finding himself in bizarre situations, and his innate sense of showmanship would see him make regular forays outside his goal, taking his cap off to head clear, and sometimes ...

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