The Tuesday 10: Horror Hooters


1st, May 2007


This week Pies salutes some of football’s finest schnozzles.
ogrizovic04.jpg 1 Steve Ogrizovic
Steve Ogrizovic boasts a head that has been kicked so many times it looks like it tried to make the grade as a ball before converting to be a goalkeeper. Oggy’s nose(s) have brave/daft keeper written all over it/them. The nose is so wonky that it looks like three very thin noses stuck together.

southgate02.jpg 2 Gareth Southgate
Southgate has a truly amazing nose which you could look at a thousand times and still notice something different about. There is certainly more than a hint of bird of prey about this effort. And the beauty of it is that it looks deceptively normal head-on.
Phil%20Thompson.JPG 3 Phil Thompson
Football’s answer to Concorde. The ex-Liverpool favourite was one of the few Reds players of the 1970s not to sport a moustache, but the shadow from his nose more than made up for this. One of a couple of Horror Hooters now adorning our television screens.
Gordon%20Cowans.JPG 4 Gordon Cowans
A wonderful example of a wonky one-sided nose (we’ll let you decide which side). The ex-Aston Villa man paraded his schnozzle in Italy for three years with Bari.
Steve%20Bruce.JPG 5 Steve Bruce
Birmingham boss, former Manchester

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  1. Stuart says:

    Not only a corker of a nose, but a great servant for the sky blues – and a fine keeper too. Steve Ogrizovic (and your nose_, I salute you.

  2. lee c says:

    not really specifically to do with noses, but it is uncanny how much Lee Bowyer looks like Pete Postlethwaite