Post by DeesideStokie on Feb 12, 2019 10:31:00 GMT
Oh my goodness, I've only just seen this terrible news !
He was a real sportsman and a true gentlemen. A real credit to the game and a wonderful ambassador for Stoke City FC. When you see the way that some knighthoods are dished out nowadays it was a disgrace that he was never knighted for his contribution to football never mind his part in the World Cup winning team. I was lucky enough to see him in our Stoke team - superb goalkeeper !
The best player in the world at his position when he played for Stoke. They say don't meet your heroes as you will be disappointed, lucky enough to have met him a few times and he did not disappoint. A gentleman on and off the pitch. RIP Banksy.
He was between the sticks for my first game and then throughout those late 60's early 70s games when my love for Stoke flourished. He'll be missed the footballing world over but who cares about knighthoods, he was our KING?
Imagine how much he would have been worth had he played today. In an era when the media seems quick to bestow worldclass status on anyone he genuinely was a true icon of the game. But more than that what a nice bloke, I never saw him play, but was lucky enough to meet him.
A sad day not just for Stoke City Football Club but for the football world in general. A true gentleman and one of the best ever goalkeepers to have graced the pitch. RIP sir, I will never forget you. We’ll be with you
The best goalkeeper ever, a gentleman, a role model and ambassador for the world of football. He played much of his career for Stoke and he clearly came to love the club and the city. Like so many, I am genuinely upset at his passing. RIP Gordon.
Post by Mr_DaftBurger on Feb 12, 2019 10:44:59 GMT
Very sad news indeed. How many kids today say I'll go in goal because their hero is the goalkeeper? Well that was the effect Banksy had on us of a certain age. A true Stoke City and England legend. In fact we need a new word for legend for those that are above what we call 'legends' these days. People Like Matthews, Moore, Best, etc.
A truly wonderful goalkeeper. Loved his time, when he played for us. Some of the saves he made to get us to the 1972 League Cup Final were magnificent. A World Cup winner of the highest order. As many have said, he should have been knighted. R.I.P. Great man! I'll never forget you!!!!!
legend who became one of our own. Only just finished reading his autobiography - funny, and a humbling read in places. One fo our few truly undeliable legends. Met him once at the 30th reunion dinner for the boys of 72 - had time for everybody, a true gent
Post by armitagestokie on Feb 12, 2019 10:50:53 GMT
Our best signing ever, he brought enjoyment to our game, lifted spirits and atmosphere. Sadly missed as a great ambassador of our club. Memories of Banksy will always be etched in my thoughts when ever 'goalkeeper' is mentioned. R.I.P gentle Giant