An amateur goalkeeper’s Wikipedia entry is currently being considered for deletion by the powers that be after the incredibly detailed history of Huntly FC’s Fraser Hobday attracted attention online.
The 19-year-old trainee chef stands accused of editing his own information on the online encyclopaedia, which amounts to over 3000 words.
However Hobday’s lengthy write-up is being prepared for removal on the grounds that he is “not a notable footballer” after the profile was shared on Reddit and mentioned in a tweet by BBC’s Jeremy Vine.
Sadly now just a stub, the astonishing article outlined everything you had ever wanted to know about the internet savvy goalie who is said to be currently looking forward to starting his Professional Cookery Level 3 qualification.
The amateur goalkeeper’s Wikipedia entry chronicles his time at Stonehaven Youth:
Most Improved Player, Under 13s, 2007-08 (Stonehaven Youth F.C.)
Without any experience of playing in the Aberdeen & District Juvenile Football Association A-League, this would be one of Fraser’s biggest challenges. Impressing during his long spell at Stonehaven Youth F.C., it was now time to step up.
First up was against Lewis United, one of the better sides in the league. Hobday pulled off a string of world-class saves, and helped the team secure the first win of the year, beating Lewis United 1-0 at home. Fraser was awarded ‘Man of the Match’ for his performance.
Middlefield Wasps BC/Cove Rangers FC:
Following a string of top quality performances, it wasn’t long until Hobday was called into the Cove Rangers F.C. Under 17s development squad and played in all their games that season. He played the 2011-12 season out with Middlefield Wasps, but it turned out to be a season to put down to experience after three personal sendings off, and several bookings.
Coming back into form, Fraser played eight games in total, impressing in all, but didn’t pick up any clean sheets.
As well as his time at current club Huntly FC, first on loan:
Again, his form coming into play, he was invited to play with the Huntly Under 20s team a couple of weeks later. He made his debut for the side versus Cove Rangers Under 20s in a 4-2 defeat. Fraser played well.
He made the bench for three games, the last one going away to Turriff United F.C.. Around the 30th minute of the game, and already 3-2 down, a sudden rush of blood to the head saw Huntly F.C. second choice goalkeeper Shaun Barney sent off for Violent Conduct. The team were forced into making a substitution, sacrificing defensive midfielder, Mark Gray, and putting on the young Trialist, Hobday. His first responsibility was to stop a penalty and the pressure was on. Unfortunately, Hobday didn’t save the penalty and Turriff United F.C. went on to win the game 7-3.
All players were promised a chance and Fraser was re-installed into the side to play at home against Inverness-based Clachnacuddin F.C.. Unfortunately, the team pressed self-destruct after 25 minutes and went on to lose 5-1. Surprisingly, Hobday was kept in goals for the League Cup match with Fraserburgh F.C. the following Saturday. The team had an excellent game and progressed further into the quarter finals of the cup, scoring 3 goals AET after a 0-0 draw at FT, with Hobday to thank at the other end of the park – a string of top-class saves kept them in the game at crucial stages. Hobday has played in the subsequent two League games, very much impressing in both despite losing 10-0 to Formartine United F.C..
And then after signing permanently:
The ball was whipped in low into the danger zone and the Rothes F.C. striker got on the end of the cross to force the ball goal bound. The crowd thought he had scored, but Hobday had other ideas and pulled off a good, albeit slightly unorthodox, save with his face.
For the next three games, Huntly F.C. went on to lose all of them. Hobday made some vital saves in all three games, but it wasn’t enough to keep any of the oppostion out. Again, Huntly F.C. bottomed the table on goal difference, but with the team vastly improving. It won’t be long until they start climbing.
Also included are comprehensive statistics on his participation in the Scottish Junior Football North Division One and Highland League.
You can still view an old revision of the amateur goalkeeper’s Wikipedia entry on the site.