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    Gordons not alive! Sad news, as a kid my pals and myself all tried to recreate that save at the foot of the post which was unusual as the usual culprits were ISM, Best, Charlton etc as the ones we would try and copy on the fields near our house. RIP Gordon


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    How are the mighty fallen.

    The BBC thought fit to place, quite high up in a news bulletin, that some Man U bloke had been appointed manager of Oldham, but I've heard nothing about Gordon Banks leaving us. A shock, especially as all these chaps are my contemporaries, in age if not ability.

    A fine player and a lovely bloke.


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    Achieved legendary status & always came across as a thoroughly decent bloke.

    Sad news.

    RIP Gordon Banks.


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    As well as winning the World Cup, at club level he also mentored Peter Shilton and so played a part in our most successful period.

    "Outside the family life, there is nothing better than winning the European Cups." Brian Clough

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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    How are the mighty fallen.

    The BBC thought fit to place, quite high up in a news bulletin, that some Man U bloke had been appointed manager of Oldham, but I've heard nothing about Gordon Banks leaving us. A shock, especially as all these chaps are my contemporaries, in age if not ability.

    A fine player and a lovely bloke.
    They've rectified that now VP.



    I know we all have to go sometime, but that is sad news.

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    Moore: "You're getting old, Banksy, you used to hold on to them!"

    Banks: "Like hell I did "

    RIP


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    RIP t'ol lad

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    End of an era. RIP Gordon .


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    RIP Gordon, you were in my opinion the 'greatest goalkeeper of all time'. Another one of my boyhood heroes has moved on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    I'm pretty sure David Coleman was the commentator on THAT save.


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    The best keeper of his generation by a country mile.

    RIP Gordon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    How are the mighty fallen.

    The BBC thought fit to place, quite high up in a news bulletin, that some Man U bloke had been appointed manager of Oldham, but I've heard nothing about Gordon Banks leaving us. A shock, especially as all these chaps are my contemporaries, in age if not ability.

    A fine player and a lovely bloke.
    Actually I was a bit trigger happy there. News bulletins have been leading with Gordon.


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    One of, if not the, greatest goalie in English history.

    Full time, Sir. Well played and thank you.

    Rest in Peace.

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    Great keeper & great bloke RIP


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    Why can’t we have a minutes silence instead of this ridiculous moments applause modern day football bollocks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Why can’t we have a minutes silence instead of this ridiculous moments applause modern day football bollocks
    It really pisses me off, big brother not trusting football fans to show proper respect as though they are the fucking arbiters of decency.


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    First name on my teamsheet for the all time best eleven footballers ever,class in every respect.RIP.


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    He was before my state of awareness but his standing in football's hall of fame is obvious. His departing from us has made me think though - not once have I seen a clip of him in league action or ever heard of any honour he may have won at club level. However, as those who knew him personally say what a fine, caring person he was then that is all that really matters after all is said and done - and for what I applaud him the most.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefkasman View Post
    That is a superb idea. In fact the Football League clubs should do it as well.


 

 

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