An excellent squad player who took his chance when John Lukic's
form dropped a couple of seasons ago. A good shot-stopper and
reasonable on crosses, he wasn't likely to get much chance in the side
unless Nigel Martyn has a serious injury.
His one game in 1997-98 was against Sheffield Wednesday with Nigel
Martyn suspended - and he didn't do too badly, but was probably
responsible for one of their two goals.
1998-99 didn't exactly got off to a great start for Mark - he
picked up what turned out to be quite a long-term injury, leaving Paul
Robinson as our replacement keeper, and ended sadly as Beeney
announced his retirement on March 3 1999.
He's since moved back down south where he now manages The Brickies
- Sittingbourne FC in Kent - in the Dr Martens League.
Simon Martin says: Out of the 2 keepers at MUFC (the other being
Nicky Johns) Mark was the better keeper. Delighted for him that he
made it to a top flight club. Pity he didn't quite get the break but
still a good keeper. I saw him play at Dartford, for MUFC, many times
and still have good memories of the whole team during the time in the
Paul says: i thought that mark was an excellent goalkeeper but
never really got to prove that he was. i think that if he did get his
chance to prove his point then i think that he would be leeds number 1
goalkeeper instead of john lukic.
Rude Boy says: What a legend he was!!!!!
Ste says: He was another unlucky number 13 kept out by a favoured
Lukic, he could and probably should have made more appearances for
SUPER LEEDS - really looked like a goalkeeper should too - average
lookin and the 1st in the canteen for a pie sandwich. Funny name too -
Beeney! Beeney! a folk legend in Leeds.