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The best Spurs team of all time - Goalkeeper

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by milo, 24 Dec 2015.

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Who is the best goalkeeper to play for Spurs?

Poll closed 26 Dec 2015.
  1. Jennings

    68.6%
  2. Clemence

    8.6%
  3. Ditchburn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Thorstvedt

    2.9%
  5. Gomes

    5.7%
  6. Lloris

    14.3%
  1. milo

    milo Vic Buckingham Staff Member

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    Right. The best Spurs team of all time.

    We'll have a different thread for each position over the coming weeks. The thread will be open for a while for nominations and the most frequently mentioned players will be going into a poll on the same thread.

    The team will line up 4-4-2. Old style.

    Anyone who comes into the thread, doesn't read what we're doing and posts their full best team of all time, gets laughed at.

    First position up - Goalkeeper.

    I think that I know who we will end up with but nominations please. A poll will be added when we have a bit of a chat and enough players.
     
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  2. parklane1

    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Best keeper I have ever seen was big Pat, and I saw Yashin, Banks and all the rest but Pat was without doubt ( imo) the greatest.
     
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  3. milo

    milo Vic Buckingham Staff Member

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    I'm too young to remember Jennings playing for us unfortunately. Clemence is where I came in but he was pretty decent too.
     
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    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Clearly Pat. Although he had an advantage over other mere mortals, his hands has were reputed to be huge. What a player.
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Clem was a great keeper as well, in fact he is second in my list of Spurs keepers. Big Pat was immense and he is the only keeper I have seen who used to catch corners, crosses, with one hand. I have a photo of Mike England turning away from defending a corner because he just knew Pat was going to take the ball.
     
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    StephenH Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    galeforce George Hunt

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    I agree it's a clear choice, but for the sake of argument I'm gonna throw Ted Ditchburn in there.

    Obviously I didn't see him play, I'm too young to have seen Jennings as well, but I've read opinions of others who were around the club with both, Venables being one, who rated him incredibly highly. I was sure I'd read an Arthur Rowe quote somewhere as well but Google disagrees.

    In my time the standout candidates are Clemence (admittedly past his best) and Thorsvedt (underrated imo), Sullivan, Robbo, Gomes and Freidel all had periods of excellence and Lloris has been exceptional in the main but they are not in the conversation.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ted-ditchburn-520914.html
     
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  8. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Chris Armstrong

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    Big Pat all day long, but I'll add Ted Ditchburn for my Dad. Truly won us points and the EUFA cup, remember him saving 2 penalties at Anfield on Grand National day one season.
     
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    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    Impossible to see beyond Pat. He wobbled a bit in his first couple of seasons but from that point there has been no one to touch him. Those massive hands, those one-handed catches from crosses that were never less than astonishing. But it was his all round game that made him so special. Not only an amazing shot-stopper, he dominated his area so totally it was rare for him to be beaten one-on-one, he had that Schmeichel gift of rushing the feet of oncoming strikers to smother them before they knew what had hit them.

    I remember Ted Ditchburn only vaguely, was too young to have a proper appreciation of his keeping skills.

    Bill Brown was top notch, a truly brilliant stopper who never seems to get the recognition he deserves for his outstanding part in helping us win the Double. Ray Clemence was another who consistently took your breath away with his shot-stopping. I remember him having an off-season a couple or so years after arriving, then knuckling down close-season to rediscover his brilliant best the following season. A huge professional.

    There have been others that have impressed between times - I was a big admirer of Freidel - but none as good as those imo. Lloris is excellent overall but has one or two flaws in his game that put him behind those mentioned in my reckoning.
     
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  10. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Clint Dempsey

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    I was too young to see him play but for stories that are the stuff of legend, it has to be Pat.

    Having said that, I would say Lloris is the best we've had since I started supporting Spurs (late 80's). Honourable mention for Erik.
     
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    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Above is the second Penalty save from Pat, I was there that day and will never forget it. Look at the ref.
     
  13. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Chris Armstrong

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    I think its Pat Patridge, see Gilly is on his way to attack.
     
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    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Indeed, I like the look on Beal's face, as if to say " I knew you would".
     
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    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Great to read posts from other people who were around before the days of the 'Sky Big 4'.
     
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    parklane1 Dimitar Berbatov

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    Indeed, listening to the muppets on Sky you would think they invented what was once a great game.
     
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    Spur of the moment Edgar Davids

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    ...and that 'pool player beating the ground, so funny, he just couldn't beat Pat. :D
     
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    Gazzasrightboot Pascal Chimbonda

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    Whilst I didn't see him play, I would go for Pat as well. My father still says Pat to this day (but I am sure he is heavily influenced by my grandfather), and my grandfather (although he never got to see Lloris) would always say Pat above Clemence. It was never a debate as far as he was concerned.

    That picture is brilliant. I'm going to find that print and print and frame it for my man cave. My new year's resolution is to cover the wall with pictures, shirts etc.... so that I have somewhere to go when we don't perform as well as I would have liked......................
     
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    Yermiyahu Anthony Gardner

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    Without doubt Pat for me, with a very honorable mention To Ted Ditchburn, whom I never saw play but met shortly prior to his passing, what a gent, and a true Spurs legend
     
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  20. milo

    milo Vic Buckingham Staff Member

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    Does anyone want to make the case for another keeper or is there only going to be one name on the ballot sheet?
     

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