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Gordon Banks R.I.P.

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Gordon Banks R.I.P.

Post by andygolfer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:06 pm

sad news today, another of that famous team gone to the football stadium in the sky...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47196017

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Re: Gordon Banks R.I.P.

Post by Bobbybefc » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:59 pm

:D

Great Great Keeper- was privileged enough to have seen him play against my beloved blues on a number of times when he was at Leicester and Stoke.

Bob :cry:

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Post by andygolfer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:00 pm

I saw him playing for Stoke and also 3 times at Wembley in 1966 during the world cup, one of our finest ever.
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Re: Gordon Banks R.I.P.

Post by Mike » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:37 pm

andygolfer wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:00 pm
I saw him playing for Stoke and also 3 times at Wembley in 1966 during the world cup, one of our finest ever.
I'm nothing like as old as you Andy but I would have loved to see him play, what a great keeper, a wonderful man, and an all-round great human being. :)
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Re: Gordon Banks R.I.P.

Post by andygolfer » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:53 pm

nothing like as old! only 5 years or so younger - cheeky ***!

I was probably too young to appreciate how good he was at that time - I was only 14 in 1966 and just assumed we would win the world cup - naievety of youth. I didn't realise how lucky I was, only 35 miles from London and world cup matches on my doorstep. My uncle had bought sets of tickets for the London matches right through to the final and I was able to go along and didn't understand that it would only be once in a lifetime, if only I'd been a few years older at the time.

I saw so many world class players - not all English but didn't really understand. The only foreign player that left a lasting memory from the games I saw was Eusebio, not even any of the Germans although I didn't go to the final. I suppose nowadays we see all these superstars in the premiership so we take them more for granted.
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Re: Gordon Banks R.I.P.

Post by Bobbybefc » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:16 pm

:D

I went to the North Korea v Portugal quarter Final at Goodison in 66 and saw the Eusebio what a player scored four goals for Portugal in a 5-3 win coming from 3-0 down. Great days.

Bob :thumb:

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