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Gordon Banks Dies Aged 81.

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I met him several times as his nephew is a mate of mine - always had a decent conversation and laughed when he forgave his nephew for making a racket on drums and earning more cash than him!  Why Liverpool or any other top team at the time never splashed cash and bought him from Leicester is still a mystery - what would Dirty have been like for instance with him rather than Sprake?

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A huge inspiration to me in my youth and last I shared his company was over a meal and nine holes at the Links, West Runton in 1997.

My condolences go out to his lovely family.

Sad news.

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A brilliant goalkeeper and a lovely man. But was the save from Pele really the best ever? I'd go for Jim Montgomery of Sunderland in the 1973 FA Cup Final against Leeds. 

I also saw several from Kevin Keelan including one from a Muhren shot at Portman Road that beggared belief

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