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  1. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    26 Jun '09 23:10
    Kasey Keller?

    OR

    Tim Howard?
  2. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    26 Jun '09 23:34
    Gordon Banks
  3. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    26 Jun '09 23:41
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    Gordon Banks
    He was a good one.

    Tonight we're going to party like its nineteen-sixty-six.
  4. 27 Jun '09 00:02
    Peter Schmeichel is certainly a strong contender!
  5. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    27 Jun '09 00:10
    I despise everything to do with England and it's football and yet I picked an english goal keeper. This has to tell you something about the quality of Gordon Banks.
  6. 27 Jun '09 02:01
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    I despise everything to do with England and it's football and yet I picked an english goal keeper. This has to tell you something about the quality of Gordon Banks.
    pat jennings
  7. 27 Jun '09 06:22
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    I despise everything to do with England and it's football and yet I picked an english goal keeper. This has to tell you something about the quality of Gordon Banks.
    Ray Clemence and Peter Shilton were pretty good too!

    My pick would be either Southall or Schmeichel though.
  8. 27 Jun '09 09:07
    Well it wouldn't be an americn RN

    Banks
    Shilton
    Clemence
    Schmeichel
    Jennings
    Wilson
    Cech
    Yashin
    Bonneti
    Seaman

    And on and on and on before the usofa get a look in pal...
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    27 Jun '09 10:25
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    I despise everything to do with England and it's football and yet I picked an english goal keeper. This has to tell you something about the quality of Gordon Banks.
    No, it tells us more about the resonance of THAT one famous clip of him making an instinctive save from a preposterously short range effort by Pele in 1974 or whenever it was.
  10. 27 Jun '09 11:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    No, it tells us more about the resonance of THAT one famous clip of him making an instinctive save from a preposterously short range effort by Pele in 1974 or whenever it was.
    Do you really think Mc potato has nominated Gordon Banks for THAT one save against Pele in the 1970 Mexico world cup ? You are sticking your oar in were you are out of your depth , you know diddly squat about football and you cannot even get the year correct !!!
  11. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    27 Jun '09 11:05
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Ray Clemence and Peter Shilton were pretty good too!

    My pick would be either Southall or Schmeichel though.
    Banks.. the Cat was the best, Clemence & Shilton are all on record saying Banks was head and shoulders above the rest because he was not just a great reaction keeper but saw the game with clairvoyance.
    Schu had off days... Banks really never did until after his car accident
  12. 27 Jun '09 11:28
    Originally posted by Tirau Dan
    Banks.. the Cat was the best, Clemence & Shilton are all on record saying Banks was head and shoulders above the rest because he was not just a great reaction keeper but saw the game with clairvoyance.
    Schu had off days... Banks really never did until after his car accident
    What about a great Scottish goalie ??? Ah well !! lets forget about that one
  13. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    27 Jun '09 11:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by phil3000
    Do you really think Mc potato has nominated Gordon Banks for THAT one save against Pele in the 1970 Mexico world cup ? You are sticking your oar in were you are out of your depth , you know diddly squat about football and you cannot even get the year correct !!!
    Couldn't remember the year, it's true. I was brought up on soccer and cricket and rugby. Depended on where I lived. Oldham Atheletic, Stockport, Burnley and Watford. Hertfordshire in the minor counties. Essex in 1st class cricket. London Irish and Wasps (my PE teacher played for them) in the rugby. Didn't care for League when I was kid. Took to it a bit when I lived in Australia. I am sorry you feel the personal animosity that you seem to.

    My quip about "THAT one famous clip" is a reference that almost all fellow Britons of my age would understand. It meant no disrespect to Banks. Like just about every England supporter of my generation, he gets onto my top 5 list without a thought.
  14. 27 Jun '09 12:22
    Oliver Kahn

    duh
  15. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    27 Jun '09 12:23
    Originally posted by FMF
    without a thought.
    Like most of your comments.