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Gordon Banks passes away, aged 81

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  1. Golden Arrow

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    Gordon Banks passed away peacefully overnight. Sad news.
     
  2. Soho Wolf

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    RIP Gordon, great Goalkeeper. Condolences to family and friends.
     
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    Bloody hell. RIP. A true legend of the game.
     
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    RIP Banksy - great memories, a true world class player
     
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    Made the best save I've ever seen off Pele. Sad news.
     
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    Got a signed painting of that save.
     
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    RIP Gordon Banks. He made my favourite save at my favourite World Cup.
    Condolences to your friends and family.
     
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    The original Banksy, rest easy x
     
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    Arguably the greatest goalkeeper ever. Certainly the best I ever saw.
     
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    Mortality.

    The artist's only true enemy.

    But his legend lives on wherever he is still remembered and revered.

    Noone outlasts the final act, but the script remains forever.
     
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    Great goalkeeper. R.I.P Gordon.
     
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    In his time he was nothing less than the greatest goal keeper in the world. Few will ever be that great again.
    R.I.P.
     
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    Just heard this on the radio.

    True legend

    RIP
     
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    RIP Gordon. One of the true greats.
     
  18. WednesburyWolf

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    Has passed away.

    A legend gone. Rest in peace.
     
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    A name that will be forever associated with being an unbelievable goalkeeper...growing up playing footy with mates, turning up with my first goalkeeper gloves from Siviter Sports only for them to say "who do you think you are, bloody Gordon Banks??!!" RIP
     
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    Sadly not of my time, but from what I've seen from archive footage, he was the greatest. RIP Gordon.
     
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    RIP a true legend, and i rarely use this term..
     
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    While I, like all of us marvel at his incredible save v Brazil for me it was his remarkable positional sense that made him the great keeper he was. Also Gordon was just under 5ft 11 which in the modern era of " basketball players " between the posts seems tiny which makes his goalkeeping skills all the more outstanding.

    When I was youngster back in the seventies in the days of " jumpers for goalposts " park games my best Mate Andy idolised Gordon Banks so much so that he had a replica blue jersey and white shorts that Gordon wore in the Mexico World Cup. We spent hours trying to replicate the save from Pele. Also the penalty save from Geoff Hurst in the League Cup Semi Final for Stoke was another we tried to do !

    Over used word in the modern world but today we truly have lost a " LEGEND "
     
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    Probably our finest ever keeper and his all time hero was Bert Williams .
    RIP
     
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    About as legendary as they come. Thoughts go out to his family at this time

    RIP
     
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    'His gravity-defying denial of the Brazil great Pelé’s lunging header at Mexico 1970 became known as the save of the century...

    “As I got to my feet,” Banks later recalled, “Pelé came up to me and patted me on the back. ‘I thought that was a goal,’ he said. ‘You and me both,’ I replied. The TV footage of the game shows me laughing as I turn to take up my position for the corner. I was laughing at what Bobby Moore had just said to me. ‘You’re getting too old Banksy, you used to hold on to them.’ Like hell I did.”

    from The Guardian.

    RIP, another great of the game departed
     
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    This says it all for me, for that is what he was!!

    Many may not have heard that Derek Dougan suggested to Bill McGarry that the Wolves sign Gordon back then and with the greatest of respect to Lofty, what a difference Banksy and perhaps Colin Todd would have made to that very good side, surely a title winning line up!!

    RIP Gordon... we’ll always have Wembley 66 and Mexico 70!!
     
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    Rip an all time great.
     
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    I feel privileged to have seen him many a time. RIP
     
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    Duplicate thread apologies.
     
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    Yes I was lucky enough to see him play for Stoke and Leicester against the Wolves and that save against Pele ! RIP Gordon.
     
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    Ditto above.. He was one of the all time England greats
    R.I.P Gordan Banks
     
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    RIP - One of the games most legendary players. Fantastic keeper & a great guy off the field. Thoughts & prayers are with his family.
     
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    Top top goalie and by all accounts a real gentleman, RIP.
     
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    Remember seeing him at Molineux in his first season after being transferred from Chesterfield to Leicester, 1959-60. We played them just before Christmas and they whopped us 3-0. You could see he was a good 'un even at that early stage.
     
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    I was privileged to see this legend play for Stoke and Leicester what a great goalkeeper he was when England was blessed with some very good goalkeepers but he was the best of the lot by a mile, he always came across as a true gentleman, RIP Banksy
     
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    Top keeper. Top man. God bless Gordon. Thanks for the memories
     
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    A great goalkeeper, a great man, modest and charming. An all time England great.

    RIP Banksie
     
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    RIP.
    One of the games all time greats, you wont find better.
     
  40. Bankswolf The Third

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    RIP to one of the great goalkeepers
     

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