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Offline nigel

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Gordon Banks
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:58:46 AM »
Sad to hear that Gordon died yesterday evening.
For me, the best ever.

RIP

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 12:44:22 PM »
One of my few non-Villa football heroes dating back to the 1966 World Cup when I first became properly interested in football. And I never tire of seeing the 1970 save. RIP.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 02:51:50 PM »
Proved how good he was in a game he didnít even play in - west Germany 1970.  That Sunday evening save from pele and the pen save in the league cup semi from Geoff hurst - such a Shame about his Rta and loss of an eye ortherwise would still have been playing up to yesterday rip to the bestest English keeper ever

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 02:56:43 PM »
I haven't had the chance to hear any radio or TV news so far today so only found out when I came on here. I will be speaking to my old man in the next hour or so. He was at Wembley for the quarter final, semi final and final in 1966 with his cousin, brother in law and two brothers.

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 03:54:31 PM »
One of my few non-Villa football heroes dating back to the 1966 World Cup when I first became properly interested in football. And I never tire of seeing the 1970 save. RIP.

Exactly the same here Bernie, as a (nearly) 9 year old I got into football in 1966 when you couldn't help but get caught up in it all as World Cup fever dominated the country.

For me, the greatest goalkeeper of all time (well certainly in my time if anyone wants to disagree), a real Big Game Player who I can't remember making a mistake in all his big games - and the standard on which all England goalies have been set against. 

For me, his absence for the quarter final against West Germany is the main reason why we didn't win the World Cup again in 1970 - and as Sir Alf was heard to say "the ONE player in the team I can't replace with someone equally as good."  I believe Sir Alf also threw in a few choice words to that statement.

In the days when he wouldn't have played at Villa Park in league games, I'm so pleased to say I saw him play for Stoke in the 1972 League Cup Final at Wembley, and a few weeks later at Villa Park again for Stoke in the FA Cup Semi Final.

RIP Gordon

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 06:35:22 PM »
Incidentally stoke cityís next home game is against us

Offline manic-road

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 07:01:07 PM »
Gordon Banks was and will forever be a legend in English football, I last saw him when I was a youngster when Sutton Coldfield FC were drawn against Telford United in the FA Cup, Gordon was manager at Telford around 79/80.


Offline nigel

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 08:37:53 PM »
Incidentally stoke cityís next home game is against us

I would think they'll honour him in some way.
I hope we participate positively.

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 09:59:16 PM »

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:17 PM »
A truly world class English footballer.

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 07:10:09 AM »
Nice Tribute From An Irish Perspective

That's a great tribute Dave.

He was truly the greatest keeper I have ever seen and a real gent.

Offline Scratchins

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 07:34:59 AM »
Nice Tribute From An Irish Perspective


That's a great tribute Dave.

He was truly the greatest keeper I have ever seen and a real gent.

Another dust in the eyes read and a great tribute to a great man in every sense.

Offline Perthvillan

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Re: Gordon Banks
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 10:46:39 AM »
I am old enough to remember watching the 1966 World Cup win and Gordon Banks was instrumental in England's win.
I have never seen a better goalkeeper in all my years of watching football since then.
He just never seemed to make a mistake.
RIP Gordon thanks for the great memories.