By Gordon Banks
For ten years Gordon Banks was once broadly stated to be the simplest goalkeeper on this planet, and, might be, the easiest there is ever been. besides avid gamers like Bobby Moore, Banks used to be first on Sir Alf Ramsey's teamsheet - England's #1 in either 1966 and 1970. yet in his leading, months after being named 1972 Footballer of the yr, it was once all lower brief whilst Banks misplaced a watch in a motor vehicle crash. He defied scientific opinion by means of scuffling with his long ago onto the soccer box finishing his profession fiddling with different legends like Pele, George most sensible and Franz Beckenbauer within the fledgeling North American League. This e-book is the tale of a real English hero and an account of England's best footballing years.
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BBC radio, though changing, still managed to convey a sense of a past in which class distinction was prevalent. This was exemplified by Family Favourites, the presenters of which had plummy voices that set them apart from me and everyone I knew. Presenters such as Cliff Michelmore, Muriel Young and Ian Fenner, while sounding sincere and never patronizing, were indicative of a system that didn’t allow anyone from Tinsley, Attercliffe or any other area I was familiar with, to work as radio presenters.
49. With George Best, in the colours of the Strikers. 50. Pelé visits Wembley prior to England’s last game there. 51. Working on the book with Les Scott. PICTURE CREDITS Empics, 12; 15; 22; 23; 27; 28; 35; 40; 41; Colorsport, 14; 17; 24; 26; 34; 36; 37; Getty Images, 16; 25; 43; 44; Popperfoto, 20; 21; 31; 33; J. C. Thompson & Co. Ltd, 29; Chris Morphet, 30; Sporting Pictures, 32; Sentinel Newspapers, 38; H. W. com, 45; NI Syndication, 46; Steve Merzer, 48. Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and we apologize in advance for any unintentional omission.
Just like many of the people whose homes they graced. For a young Tinsley lad, the only escape from a lifetime of work in the steel foundry or pit, was sport, mainly football and boxing. Cricket then was still the domain of the gentleman player and professionals were few and far between. I had three childhood passions, the most important of which was football. In those days it was quite common to watch both the Sheffield teams, Wednesday and United, on alternate Saturdays. With money short, however, I rarely got the chance to see either.
Banksy: My Autobiography by Gordon Banks