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One of the true greats of the game has sadly passed away 

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2 minutes ago, Miller26 said:

One of the true greats of the game has sadly passed away 

Was he not a goalie miller?

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Just now, Poker said:

Was he not a goalie miller?

Yes mate , we won the World Cup with him in goal 

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People are in tears in stoke 

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1 minute ago, Miller26 said:

Yes mate , we won the World Cup with him in goal 

Ahh, I thought it was a familar name, when get a chance back on WA search, will have a look see, take it, he was around the same time 60's, as Geoff Hurst, who, even though I know jack about footy, is a stellar chap in the real world 😉

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1 minute ago, Miller26 said:

People are in tears in stoke 

Why? Is he famous there then?

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The man was still doing poppy collections last year when clearly unwell. 

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He made a save against hirst in the fa cup semi that was unbelievable as well 

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56 minutes ago, david1111 said:

He was a true legend and pulled off the best save ever against pele.

Very sad

I remember the one handed save !! It was awesome !!

I was in Athens during the 1966 world cup final ....so watched it on the telly inns the Hotel in Glyfadda !!  We hammered the Germans ......

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57 minutes ago, david1111 said:

He was a true legend and pulled off the best save ever against pele.

Very sad

I remember the one handed save !! It was awesome !! I was in Athens during the 1966 world cup final ....so watched t on the telly inns the Hotel in Glyfadda !!  

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40 minutes ago, Adz Adzy said:

a gentleman he was as well as a legend 🙁

In those days the big money had not ruled the beautiful game.....though of course I am a follower of cricket  mainly....we are doing well in the West Indies now .... better late than never !!

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The man was never knighted as well . Absolute disgrace 

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7 minutes ago, Miller26 said:

The man was never knighted as well . Absolute disgrace 

Yes it certainly was...though when you see who has been knighted...Phillip green for instance...he's well out of it. 

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Sad news mate, condolences to all involved with Stoke City. Much loved Gentleman RIP. 😢

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Seemed a very humble man when interviewed. Leicester, Stoke and England Legend in every sense of the word. 😞

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16 minutes ago, david1111 said:

Signing off as the best ever

RIP

Thanks David, had little to no idea who he was, very, very talented man and by the look of it, actually worked hard for his coin back then 😉

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I am too young to remember 1966 but I do remember the news on the day he had the car accident that left him blind in one eye that basically caused his career to end.  He always seemed such a gentle man as well as a gentleman.  When you compare the likes of Gordon with the modern day footballer it is bad that they were not really appreciated by the government and football heirachy to the degree that they should have been.

RIP

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Wow! Nominated for Fifa goalkeeper of the year.. 6 times!!

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He was a fantastic keeper.  He was followed by the likes of Clemence and Shilton  .  Bob Wilson for Scotland and Pat Jennings of Northern Ireland.   Not to forget Peter Bonetti and Alex Stepney.  England keepers of today are no where near Gordon Banks  standard.   I am sure he would have made many a world team selection.

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