By Gordon Banks
For ten years Gordon Banks used to be greatly stated to be the easiest goalkeeper on this planet, and, probably, the easiest there is ever been. besides gamers like Bobby Moore, Banks was once first on Sir Alf Ramsey's teamsheet - England's no 1 in either 1966 and 1970. yet in his top, months after being named 1972 Footballer of the 12 months, it was once all minimize brief whilst Banks misplaced a watch in a automobile crash. He defied scientific opinion by way of struggling with his long ago onto the soccer box finishing his occupation fiddling with different legends like Pele, George top and Franz Beckenbauer within the fledgeling North American League. This ebook is the tale of a real English hero and an account of England's best footballing years.
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No one worried about the danger to health of this air pollution because we had never been told it was a problem. We lived in ignorant harmony with the smell and the soot, because they were simply the by-products of what everyone aspired to – work. My dad worked in a steel foundry. My mother, or so it appeared to me, divided her time between cooking and washing. I was the youngest of their four sons, the others being David, Michael and John. John was always referred to as Jack, though in truth it was always ‘Our Jack’, a term of endearment that was always a source of bewilderment to me as a small boy, as I could never fathom why it was needed.
I felt pleased with my first taste of open-age football. I was only fifteen and most of the players were in their middle to late twenties. I must have impressed the Millspaugh manager because after the game he asked if I would like to be their regular goalkeeper. Without hesitation I said yes. After less than a season with Millspaugh, Rawmarsh Welfare invited me to sign for them. Rawmarsh played in the Yorkshire League which was a much higher grade of football. I made my debut in an away game against Stocksbridge Works.
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Banksy: My Autobiography by Gordon Banks