Gordon Banks RIP

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The greatest goalkeeper in the World between 1966 and 1970 RIP.

Legend is applied far too often but this man was deserving and how he made that save against Pele in Mexico 1970 who knows.

God bless Gordon and thank you
 

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The greatest goalkeeper in the World between 1966 and 1970 RIP.

Legend is applied far too often but this man was deserving and how he made that save against Pele in Mexico 1970 who knows.

God bless Gordon and thank you

Totally agree.

He was an idol of mine when I was a kid.

So much more then a mere Legend.

RIP Sir.
 

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The greatest goalkeeper in the World between 1966 and 1970 RIP.

Legend is applied far too often but this man was deserving and how he made that save against Pele in Mexico 1970 who knows.

God bless Gordon and thank you

With you on that mate........................RIP........Sir Gordon (well should have been a Sir).......thank you for the memories in my childhood.
 

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The greatest goalkeeper in the World between 1966 and 1970 RIP.

Legend is applied far too often but this man was deserving and how he made that save against Pele in Mexico 1970 who knows.

God bless Gordon and thank you

Yes. Quite simply the best. A title he shares with Lev Yashin
 

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RIP Gordon Banks.

A legend of the game, association football.
 

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RIP Gordon Banks - Legend and gentleman
 

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RIP Gordon. A true legend and early hero of mine. Him and our own Gordon were who influenced my early choice to play between the sticks.
 

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Too many memories of this man. What a keeper.
We all remember the save against Pele and the pen against Geoff Hurst in 1972.
What he did was make us, as 9 y.o.,copy his saves in a full size goal over Heathfield Rec every Sunday morning.
I remember his last game vs Liverpool and his accident the following day in October 72.I was 9 and a hero was in a bad way.
RIP Banksy and thanks for the inspiration.
 

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RIP, Gordon. Will always remember the save from Pele during the 1970 World Cup.
There was a great story from a caller on talkSPORT, about Banks being constantly asked about 'that's save.
His response was "I'll be glad when it finally goes in"

Legend.
 
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Mr Infallible. Capable of sheer brilliance but calm, cool unflustered and utterly reliable. Lost an eye ina car crash when still at his peak and won goalkeeper of the year award in the NASL playing with one eye. That’s how good he was. RIP.
 

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Thanks for those wonderful memories Banksy . You made us proud !!
RIP
 

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Throughout the 70's and 80's (and beyond), he was the goalkeeper against whom all others were judged - you'd often hear commentators saying things like "That was a save Gordon Banks would have been proud of".

And off the field he always seemed a very cheerful sort.

RIP
 
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I went QPR to see either Banks or Geoff Hurst play for Stoke. Maybe even both I cant remember now. But they were some draw to make me go to that place then. RIP great man.
 

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Any time I listen to Three Lions and hear the commentary of THAT save, the hairs ***** up on my neck. What a keeper. The yardstick to what any good goalkeeper is measured. And a lovely and genuinely decent fella too
 

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I can honestly say that that bloody car accident when he was still at the peak of his unsurpassed powers back in 72, still comes back to haunt me as a lesson in cruel fate. His,"that's messed me job up" attitude is a true lesson in fortitude. Thank you Gordon Banks.
 

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R.I.P Gordon Banks, the best keeper of all time. True legend on and off the field.
 

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I saw him play for Leicester in a League Cup tie at Loftus Road in late 1966. I was with some school mates, and only 11 at the time, and we stood with the Leicester supporters of course. One of them told us that, despite having been a WC winner only a few months before, the club were looking to offload him as they had a young keeper called Shilton who was as good as Banks. He went to Stoke for £55k in the end. RIP Gordon, an inspiration, especially those of us who were around in the summer of 66.
 

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A sad day indeed. RIP to a genuine legend. I don't remember 66 but I do remember vividly being astounded by the Pele save seeing it live on TV in 1970. The only thing I remember of the match.
 

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Absolute legend beyond his generation. I am just too young to remember him playing but as a kid when I went in goal down the park, every half decent save was a "Gordon Banks".
 

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I can honestly say that that bloody car accident when he was still at the peak of his unsurpassed powers back in 72, still comes back to haunt me as a lesson in cruel fate. His,"that's messed me job up" attitude is a true lesson in fortitude. Thank you Gordon Banks.

That was just so cruel. Life can be a real bastard.
 

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Every great save is measured against his, 50 years later. Can't be bad can it?
 

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A gentleman and amongst the best Keepers that have graced the game throughout its history. RIP GB.
 

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Fantastic memories from by all accounts a fantastic man.

God bless you Banksy. RIP.
 
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Every great save is measured against his, 50 years later. Can't be bad can it?

Mate, if he'd not got food poisoning a couple of days later we'd have beaten West Germany in the QFs and who knows we could well have played Brazil in the final.
 

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Of all the nice things that have been said about Gordan over the last day, it comes across that he was not only a very good goalkeeper but also a very nice man.
 

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Mate, if he'd not got food poisoning a couple of days later we'd have beaten West Germany in the QFs and who knows we could well have played Brazil in the final.

Nobbled! Mind you Ramsey didn't help by taking Bobby Charlton off when we were 2-0 up.
 
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Nobbled! Mind you Ramsey didn't help by taking Bobby Charlton off when we were 2-0 up.

I'm told it was actually 2-1 but until recently I thought the same as you. Either way a game we should never have drawn let alone lost, if Banksy had been playing we wouldn't have.
 
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