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grumpy01 | 10:54 Tue 12th Feb 2019 | News
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Have just seen a flash on BBC breaking news that Gordon Banks has died aged 81.Very sad news, another of the team of'66 has left us.


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Rip Gordon
LCFC forever x
R.I.P. Gordon Banks. A true great. Saw him play countless times for Stoke City. He used to make saves as good if not better than the one he made in the World Cup against Brazil in 1970. Sad day for all football fans. The final whistle for another of the team of "66". :((
One of the best. And a gentleman to boot.
R.I.P. Gordon,one of the boys that REALLY brought it back home.
A brave and talented goalkeeper - from the days when big bulky forwards had hard shoulders and were allowed to use them.

He always seemed a modest and polite man - the game needs more like him.
aww a shame RIP xx
Sad to hear this. Great goalkeeper. RIP Gordon.
You knew THAT save was the greatest of all time just by Bobby Moore’s stunned reaction.

///He used to make saves as good if not better than the one he made in the World Cup against Brazil in 1970. ///

I agree, and am somewhat resentful of the big deal they make out of that one save, when he was an all-round fabulous goalkeeper who deserves more than just that one save as a glorious epitaph.

RIP Banksy, and thanks for some wonderful memories (not least 1966 which I still remember as if it was yesterday).
True Canary. I used to go to every home match back then, travelling from N. Wales with no dual carriageway roads. Some of his saves were unbelievable and non on camera sadly. No tipping the ball over for a corner, he used to catch it sometimes one handed. Brave as a lion too. Met him twice......proper gent and not liable to be critical of anyone. I will never forget the penalty save at Upton Park......won us the cup that year. My Dad just used to shake his head when Banksy pulled off another wonder save.
Didn't Bobby Moore gently rib him that he had given away a corner, instead of gathering the ball Chill?
I think Pele's reaction was even more telling, Chill. He definitely thought he'd scored, raising his arms in triumph before realising that, somehow, Banksy had kept it out. Of course he will always be remembered for that save - and why ever not? - but he was FIFA's goalkeeper of the year 6 times on the spin, too. Those defenders who played in front of him didn't know they were born. RIP Gordon.
Very sad news, he was one of the true greats.

RIP Gordon.
A great and a gentleman. RIP Gordon.

Sad news, RIP Gordon.
When my dad was doing his National Service (Royal Signals), back in the fifties, Gordon Banks played for the army. According to dad (sadly he is now dead, so I can't confirm this bit) he was also allowed to come back to the UK to play (they were based in Germany).
Parsley dumplings you could be right lots of clubs did this I remember Hibernian doing this with their goalkeeper Tommy Younger
Tommy Younger is /was a relation of my OH !
Seen in a church yard the sign, "God Saves"

Written underneath, the graffiti, "But Gordon Banks is better."

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