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Rest in peace :(

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RIP World Cup winner and gentleman. 

Who else shook that hand at the sportsman's dinner at the reebok? Probably 20 years ago. 

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Slowly but surely becoming fewer 1966 world cup winners around, R.I.P Banksy

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He played a big hand in getting Chesterfield to the FA Youth Cup final.

Also holds the Central League record, conceding 122 goals in the season which included his 18th birthday, but Chesterfield Reserves were far below the standard of the others, which included reserve teams of the majority of First Division teams, plus such Second Division clubs' reserve teams as Leeds, Stoke, Blackburn and Liverpool. It was also the season of Bolton's first CL title win.

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2 hours ago, Biggish Dave said:

Slowly but surely becoming fewer 1966 world cup winners around, R.I.P Banksy

Only four gone up to now. Moore, Ball, Wilson and now, Banks. 

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Iconic goal keeper, by all accounts a lovely humble fella. RIP Banksy. 

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10 hours ago, boltondiver said:

A national hero

RIP

Aye. This

And as mick says....that save...took me years to appreciate just how good it was

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RIP to a true legend. No one will ever forget that save and Bobby Moore's "Fuckin' ell, catch em will ya Banksy. Don't give away any unnecessary corners!" comment immediately after it.

I think I heard that's four of our WC winners gone now?

Never to be forgotten.

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It's had 40 years of analysis and praise

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15 hours ago, Kane57 said:

It's had 40 years of analysis and praise

It's a pity there's not better footage of it, so that those of us who didn't witness it live can truly appreciate it.

Tough concept?

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I appreciate more as I have got older; I would love to know how it compares scientifically- the speed, trajectory, distance etc- I've seen (and made :thumbsup:) many a great save, but to get the ball over the bar from such a position- the alertness and strength to go up rather than away was spectacular.

The personal message he gave to the journalists son was beautiful; I'm tempted to include part of it in an poster for my lad

 

https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2019/news/former-daily-features-writer-wins-national-attention-for-gordon-banks-tribute/

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That save looks even better played at full speed and including the Brazilian move building up to it - truly incredible.

RIP - Goalkeeping legend.

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RIP seemed a proper decent bloke reading up on him.

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