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  • Reading Spur Reading Spur Feb 6, 2009 19:52 Flag

    best goalkeepers ever?

    Too true, Pat is a legend.

    Who can forget the 2 penalty saves in the same match at Anfield (and his out of character response after saving the second one!).

    I also remember seeing him play against Wolves at "the Lane" the season we went down. The Wolves players were shaking their heads in disbelief as Pat pulled off one world class save after the other.

    Even when he went to the "other club" he used to get a wonderful response from the Spurs faithful (and it took us years to score a goal against him).

    All that and a kind, quiet gentleman to boot!

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    • hi reading spur....evidently at anfield liverpool needed to points to win the title and shankly turned to his chairman when the penalty was awarded and said 'here comes your title...'
      but pat saved it .....when the second penalty came.....shankly said 'we have another chance.....here comes the title'
      but he saved the second ....shankly could not believe it!....anyway the kop clapped him and gave him a standing ovation at the end....how many opposition supporters would do that.....great sportsmanship.....but they were different times!

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      • Lots of characters in those days, Derek, who we could identify with because they came from our shores mostly. Bet you can cast your mind back now and reel twenty off without struggling.
        The game's changed drastically now with the foreign input--players, owners, managers etc. I'm still an advocater of producing more of our own young players, but then maybe I'm an old fashioned git.
        When I threw Shay Given in there by the way, that was my joker. Just felt that Essex sounded a bit cynical for a Friday afternoon. He'll be smiling if he's reading this now.
        Spurs 1 Gunners 0

    • He was a great character, Reading, and a class act, nobody disputing that.
      But back to the original question though the keeper's list. Saw both guys many times, still have to have Banks at the top.