pilgrimB173 wrote: Gordon Banks played in goal for Chesterfield at Home Park on March 21st 1959 during the later stages of Argyle's promotion run.
Argyle won the game 2-0 with Jenkins and Carter scoring. Millbrook's Reg Jenkins scored his first ever league goal against 21 year old Banks The previous goalkeeper Ron Powell had made 248 consecutive up to the previous November.
My old Football Herald of the time records that after 8 minutes Banks could only parry a fierce shot by Carter and Jenkins forced it over the line. Over 17000 were in the crowd, including me, but doubt anybody realised that they were watching the early days of an England legend.
Quintrell_Green wrote: I always had my own thoughts about the food poisoning he suffered which put him out of the quarter final against Germany in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. I felt it strange that nobody else in the squad suffered the same problem with eating in the same hotel. Bonetti of Chelsea stood him for him and did not cover himself with the same level of glory. I accept that Alf Ramsey substituting Bobby Charlton when England were winning did not help.
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