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RIP Gordon Banks
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:02:54 am »
My childhood hero...  :'(
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 11:08:54 am »
A terrific keeper and a lynchpin of the '66 squad.  Tors, remember Sheffield and Chesterfield for the quiz!

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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 12:01:40 pm »
Not Stoke City?
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 12:38:30 pm »
That's the easy bit!  Born in Sheffield.....

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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 01:15:47 pm »
I wondered why his picture was in the BT this morning.

I remember when he lost the sight of an eye in an RTA and the judge said something like "your fault, tut tut but I still think you're great".
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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 04:56:26 pm »
This could go in the "things I have learned today" thread but might as well go here:
I was born with poor vision in one eye (a "lazy eye"). It mostly isn't a problem at all (in order of inconvenience, I can't see 3-D effects at the cinema, I struggle to put eye make-up on to the good eye, and my periferal vision over my right shoulder (the right eye is the bad one) isn't that good). However I've always struggled with hand-eye co-ordination - any sport that involves hitting or catching a ball and I'm hopeless. So to learn that Gordon Banks carried on goal-keeping with the sight in one eye only - well there goes that excuse  :(

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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 05:25:17 pm »
ISTR that Colin Milburn, England opening bat in the late 1960s, was injured in a car crash and also lost the sight of one eye.
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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 06:00:00 pm »
The Pele save in the 1970 world cup.
https://youtu.be/2G_q2aB5G6o
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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 06:35:34 am »
I was at primary school during the 70 World Cup, anyone remember the Jairzihno goal celebration we all used to emulate?

RIP GB, an absolute hero to those of a certain age.

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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 07:05:52 am »
This could go in the "things I have learned today" thread but might as well go here:
I was born with poor vision in one eye (a "lazy eye"). It mostly isn't a problem at all (in order of inconvenience, I can't see 3-D effects at the cinema, I struggle to put eye make-up on to the good eye, and my periferal vision over my right shoulder (the right eye is the bad one) isn't that good). However I've always struggled with hand-eye co-ordination - any sport that involves hitting or catching a ball and I'm hopeless. So to learn that Gordon Banks carried on goal-keeping with the sight in one eye only - well there goes that excuse  :(
If it's any help, you're missing nu'in with the 3-D business, and you should watch this video to rate Banks' catching skills:

The Pele save in the 1970 world cup.
https://youtu.be/2G_q2aB5G6o

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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 09:28:56 am »
The greatest 'keepr of his geneation. In the World. RIP Gordon.
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Re: RIP Gordon Banks
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 12:29:01 pm »
I was at primary school during the 70 World Cup, anyone remember the Jairzihno goal celebration we all used to emulate?

RIP GB, an absolute hero to those of a certain age.

A
I too, was at Primary School at the time, and remember watching the match. Come the final,
I wanted Italy to win, because they beat West Germany in the semi final (West Germany had
beaten England in the quarter final. Brazil also beat England in the group stages, so I wanted
Italy to atone for that defeat).