Gordon Banks
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(02-12-2019, 12:37 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:34 PM)garryowensneck Wrote: RIP Gordon

Saw him defy us single handedly in the early 70's, never seen a better keeper

One of my treasured childhood possessions is an 'all time greats' football book. Banks is obviously in it, and I remember there was a quote from him saying there were certain clubs that always seemed to put a few past him. West Brom were one who he said had put four or five past him a couple of times.

Coincidentally as I was reading through this I was going to post that although without a doubt he was one of the world greats we did seem to score quite a few against stoke in athlete sixties and early seventies.  Tony Brown particularly always seemed to score against Banks. Brown himself said he always rated goals against Banks as amongst the best he scored because he rated Banks as number 1 in the world.
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(02-14-2019, 10:00 AM)GMBaggie Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:37 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:34 PM)garryowensneck Wrote: RIP Gordon

Saw him defy us single handedly in the early 70's, never seen a better keeper

One of my treasured childhood possessions is an 'all time greats' football book. Banks is obviously in it, and I remember there was a quote from him saying there were certain clubs that always seemed to put a few past him. West Brom were one who he said had put four or five past him a couple of times.

Coincidentally as I was reading through this I was going to post that although without a doubt he was one of the world greats we did seem to score quite a few against stoke in athlete sixties and early seventies.  Tony Brown particularly always seemed to score against Banks. Brown himself said he always rated goals against Banks as amongst the best he scored because he rated Banks as number 1 in the world.

This prompted me to root out the book to check the actual comments. I even photographed the snippet, but apparently the file was too big to attach on here. 

Anyway, the crux was that he'd let 5 past him at the Hawthorns playing for Stoke in August 1970 and had also let 5 in playing there for Leicester.
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#43
Half heard that there's an interview with the great man on Talkshite over the weekend. Think I heard them say Sunday night but I can't be sure
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#44
(02-14-2019, 11:00 AM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-14-2019, 10:00 AM)GMBaggie Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:37 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:34 PM)garryowensneck Wrote: RIP Gordon

Saw him defy us single handedly in the early 70's, never seen a better keeper

One of my treasured childhood possessions is an 'all time greats' football book. Banks is obviously in it, and I remember there was a quote from him saying there were certain clubs that always seemed to put a few past him. West Brom were one who he said had put four or five past him a couple of times.

Coincidentally as I was reading through this I was going to post that although without a doubt he was one of the world greats we did seem to score quite a few against stoke in athlete sixties and early seventies.  Tony Brown particularly always seemed to score against Banks. Brown himself said he always rated goals against Banks as amongst the best he scored because he rated Banks as number 1 in the world.

This prompted me to root out the book to check the actual comments. I even photographed the snippet, but apparently the file was too big to attach on here. 

Anyway, the crux was that he'd let 5 past him at the Hawthorns playing for Stoke in August 1970 and had also let 5 in playing there for Leicester.
I was at that game. It was a night game and it finished 5-2. Bomber I'm sure got at least 2 or maybe a hattrick. It was shortly after this game that Brown said in an interview that he always seemed to score against Banks depite him being the best in the world.
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(02-14-2019, 09:33 PM)GMBaggie Wrote:
(02-14-2019, 11:00 AM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-14-2019, 10:00 AM)GMBaggie Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:37 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-12-2019, 12:34 PM)garryowensneck Wrote: RIP Gordon

Saw him defy us single handedly in the early 70's, never seen a better keeper

One of my treasured childhood possessions is an 'all time greats' football book. Banks is obviously in it, and I remember there was a quote from him saying there were certain clubs that always seemed to put a few past him. West Brom were one who he said had put four or five past him a couple of times.

Coincidentally as I was reading through this I was going to post that although without a doubt he was one of the world greats we did seem to score quite a few against stoke in athlete sixties and early seventies.  Tony Brown particularly always seemed to score against Banks. Brown himself said he always rated goals against Banks as amongst the best he scored because he rated Banks as number 1 in the world.

This prompted me to root out the book to check the actual comments. I even photographed the snippet, but apparently the file was too big to attach on here. 

Anyway, the crux was that he'd let 5 past him at the Hawthorns playing for Stoke in August 1970 and had also let 5 in playing there for Leicester.
I was at that game. It was a night game and it finished 5-2. Bomber I'm sure got at least 2 or maybe a hattrick. It was shortly after this game that Brown said in an interview that he always seemed to score against Banks depite him being the best in the world.

Think it must have been two for Brown. I tried to find out (I enjoy looking for stuff on the internet), but could only find a list of Albion hat-tricks, and that match wasn't included in the list.
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#46
Anyone recall Astle scoring in front of the Brummie by seemingly heading the ball out of banksy's hands? I asked Jeff about this once, and he said he remembered it, only asking cause it was the first game I went to, and its funny how the mind plays tricks on you. I think it would have been the 72/73 season, though not sure.
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(02-15-2019, 12:22 PM)igorbalis Wrote: Anyone recall Astle scoring in front of the Brummie by seemingly heading the ball out of banksy's hands? I asked Jeff about this once, and he said he remembered it, only asking cause it was the first game I went to, and its funny how the mind plays tricks on you. I think it would have been the 72/73 season, though not sure.

Couldn't have been that season. Banks had his accident in October 72 and never played for Stoke again. We didn't play West Brom until later in the season.
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(02-15-2019, 12:42 PM)Dreamkiller Wrote:
(02-15-2019, 12:22 PM)igorbalis Wrote: Anyone recall Astle scoring in front of the Brummie by seemingly heading the ball out of banksy's hands? I asked Jeff about this once, and he said he remembered it, only asking cause it was the first game I went to, and its funny how the mind plays tricks on you. I think it would have been the 72/73 season, though not sure.

Couldn't have been that season. Banks had his accident in October 72 and never played for Stoke again. We didn't play West Brom until later in the season.

Cheers for that, it must have been the 71/72 season and the goal must have been disallowed, as we lost 1-0 and Astle only scored 2 that season. I would have been 7 at the time.

From the Park Drive Book of Football Edited by Gordon himself.

1967/8 Scotland Vs England, can identify Moore Banks and Styles, anyone else recognise the others?
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