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 Post subject: Gordon Banks Goooooone!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:59 am 
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Probably the greatest ever English goalkeeper
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England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.
Regarded as one of the game's greatest in his position, Banks was named Fifa goalkeeper of the year six times and earned 73 caps for England.
He is perhaps best known for his wonder save from Pele during the 1970 World Cup against Brazil.
Born in Sheffield, he won the League Cup with Stoke and Leicester, before retiring in 1973.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight," his family said.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:01 am 
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R.I.P

That save against Brazil in 1970 :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:03 am 
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A hero of my youth.

RIP


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:07 am 
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A hero of my youth.

RIP

Yep. me too!
I played soccer at school and he was the reason I switched to goalkeeper when I was 14.
RIP indeed


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:10 am 
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RIP!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 am 
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RIP Gordon. I used to telll a joke about him. Perhaps now is not the time to repeat it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:23 am 
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RIP Gordon. I used to telll a joke about him. Perhaps now is not the time to repeat it.


Slip it in to the funeral service you are no doubt writing


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm 
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SaintK wrote:
ManInTheBar wrote:
A hero of my youth.

RIP

Yep. me too!
I played soccer at school and he was the reason I switched to goalkeeper when I was 14.
RIP indeed


That and you had two left feet.

RIP - top goalie


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:58 pm 
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RIP

As mentioned, that save vs Brazil in 1970 will live in the memory. Pele spoke of it as the best save he had ever seen.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:34 pm 
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One of the greats reached the front of the queue... RIP


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:17 pm 
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That Save!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:09 pm 
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Used to catch the ball as well not flap about like todays' nancy's.

Saw him play as a lad at Stoke. They were playing Chelsea. Charlie Cook let go a real flyer from about 30 yards. Everbody's head swerved towards the back of the Stoke net and then back as the ball wasn't there, it was in a very calm Banks' hands. Unbelievable.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:11 pm 
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It's great they made a statue of that save and Pele even came alone to open it.


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