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  1. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    26 Nov '06 12:36
    This time, I can write about the theme because the
    GKs of Brasil never was of 1st line (sorry, Gilmar dos
    Santos Neves).

    Of course, there're many great GK: Sepp Mayer, Ubaldo
    Fillol, Oliver Kahn, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Dino Zoff etc.

    But the best was, is and always will be LEV YASHIN.
  2. 26 Nov '06 12:59
    any keeper that can get n. ireland to the world cup (and almost to the semis) has to be the best in the world - pat jennings.
  3. 26 Nov '06 13:26
    Gordon Banks - no argument!
  4. 26 Nov '06 13:57
    Originally posted by trevor33
    any keeper that can get n. ireland to the world cup (and almost to the semis) has to be the best in the world - pat jennings..
    Pat jennings was QUALITY! i remember watching him at the Lane in the 70s (before he went to ARSenal in '77:'() What a keeper.

    At present i like Oliver Kahn and also Casillas of Real...he makes such a diffirence to them.
  5. 26 Nov '06 16:56
    C'mon! Lev Yashin is the best...
  6. Standard member Jee
    26 Nov '06 18:28
    I remember Gullit saying once after a match where the keeper made a big mistake: "keepers are keepers because they can't play football".

    The 5 seconds silence in the studio of BBC's "Match of the day" is still carved in my memory.
  7. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    26 Nov '06 18:32
    Kasey Keller, Tim Howard, and Shep Messing.
  8. 26 Nov '06 19:21
    Originally posted by Jee
    I remember Gullit saying once after a match where the keeper made a big mistake: "keepers are keepers because they can't play football".

    The 5 seconds silence in the studio of BBC's "Match of the day" is still carved in my memory.
    as someone who plays in goal..... i regent that statement

    'keeping' is a very specialist position and it is one of the hardest position to play in football as you have to keep your concentration for the whole 90 mins.

    Outfield players make a mistake.. and there is always someone to cover for them. A 'keepers makes a mistake and its a goal!
  9. Standard member Jee
    26 Nov '06 20:06
    Originally posted by SALADIN
    as someone who plays in goal..... i regent that statement

    'keeping' is a very specialist position and it is one of the hardest position to play in football as you have to keep your concentration for the whole 90 mins.

    Outfield players make a mistake.. and there is always someone to cover for them. A 'keepers makes a mistake and its a goal!
    Probably the depth of his idea was kinda lost in translation.

    The keeper was trying to kick out the ball with his foot and obviously missed the ball. I guess he was refering to that kind of skills.
  10. 26 Nov '06 21:14
    Originally posted by blade68
    Gordon Banks - no argument!
    Correct.

    Ask Pele.
  11. Subscriber Helder Octavio
    Luso-brasileiro
    27 Nov '06 23:54
    About showmen/clowns:

    Rene Higuita;
    Jorge Campos;
    Jose Luiz Chilavert.

    About an exceptional GK:

    http://rogerioceni.globo.com/home/
  12. 28 Nov '06 09:02
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Correct.

    Ask Pele.
    Best I have seen without doubt is Peter Schmeichel.

    Although I believe that it is widely accepted that Gordan Banks was/is the best.
  13. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 Nov '06 09:16
    The Black Spider.
  14. Standard member Esoteric
    Cognitive Junta
    28 Nov '06 10:17 / 1 edit
    Walter Zenga without question.

    "Since 1990 Zenga holds the record for most minutes without conceding a goal in the FIFA World Cup; he was not beaten for 518 minutes in total."
  15. 28 Nov '06 10:59
    Thomas Ravelli.