I remember the Oatcake Golf day at Wolstanton a few years ago , he had time for everyone and was there all day. He did a lot in the local community and for Stoke City. A giant of football and also a giant of a person. RIP Gordon , you will never be forgotten.
I always remember meeting a lad from Preston at college in Liverpool in the 80s who I was amazed to discover was a Stoke fan. Asked him why - simple he said Gordon Banks was my hero as a child. I bet there were loads of people that started like that. A very genuine footballing legend and hero to countless numbers.
Post by benjaminbiscuit on Feb 12, 2019 10:21:51 GMT
Very sad day and how ironic that our two greatest ever players passing should be followed by a game at Wigan .
A man who stood for everything thats good about football , a man whose passing marks a travesty of injustice that he wasn’t Sir Gordon while current knights ruin pension funds , god bless a man who in his own adopted City will always be a knight and who throughout the world will be both a gentleman and the greatest goalkeeper that ever lived , the workd is so much richer for his presence and so much poorer for his passing
RIP Gordon. A gentleman and hero throughout his life. I remember going to watch Stoke play away at Liverpool in the very early seventies. Gordon always got a fabulous reception from their fans, as they loved him almost as much as we did. Gordon took on Liverpool that day, and made a string of incredible saves. I remember that his performance earned a marking of 10 in the Sunday People the following day, as his heroics had earned Stoke a point in a 0-0 draw. Every football fan that saw Banksy will have good memories of him, I'm sure.
Condolences to the Banks family. True legend and real gentleman. Simply the best ever. I was there as a 9 year old when he made his debut. Couldn't believe that we had signed the world's greatest keeper. Can remember it like yesterday - watching from the Boothen paddock. Finally met him about 6 years ago at a sportsman's dinner when he signed my photo of the penalty save from Geoff Hurst. My most treasured SCFC possession. Rest in peace Gordon. Mart
You'll believe a man can fly......and THAT save against Pele.......and THAT save against Geoff Hurst. What a legend, my first PROPER hero as a kid. Met him a few times and he always signed my autograph book (I was just a kid!) with a smile and a few words of encouragement, true gentleman. Never fully acknowledged or recognised by the nation but loved and adored by millions so who cares!
It isn't half pouring on Stoke right now, absolutely shocked and gutted
A genuine and legit legend and will be sorely missed, RIP Banksy.
... on a side note, let's hope Wigan behave themselves this time unlike when Sir Stan died.
I was thinking this to. Typical the first match being Wigan away, they weren't sympathetic when Stan had died and we had the minutes silence, I fear the same for Gordon. Hoping over time they've mellowed abit and behave tomorrow.