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    Actually Bruce Grobbelaar

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    John Hollowbread..God Bless Him.....Because he ran our local pub for years AND A GREAT BLOKE.....

    But For this team The Best has to be Shilts...


    Peter SHILTON.

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    Another vote for Shilton. Is there a goalkeeper anywhere right now who's close to being as good as he was?
    Last edited by Roman; 16-11-2008 at 10:37 PM.

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    1st Shilton...

    2nd Niemi, 3rd Flowers

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    Time to do the RB?

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    Did Shilton ever claim a corner. When we beat Coventry 8-2, he should have saved both goals [ both shots from over 30 yards]. When he was here he was well past his best.
    Plus most of his time here he had a good defence, something Eric Martin seldom had in
    his time at the club. I did see Shilton almost single handedly get Leicester a point here
    in 1969, until Ron Davies powered a header past him in the last minute[ aged 19] and
    he was great then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roman View Post
    Time to do the RB?
    Ivan Golac!

    Next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpb View Post
    Ivan Golac!

    Next?
    Beat me to it. Such an exciting player.

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    Shilts was magic and so was Niemi.
    Saw both play, due to the most happy memories of the most brilliant keepers in Saints recent time, my vote is blurred only by trips europe and fa cup tours, before this current misery was upon us, for that reason only i will vote for
    N I E M I

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    Peter Shilton for me - but surely Casey Keller and Chris Woods must give him a run for his money - or are loanees banned from this poll...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by corsacar saint View Post
    Did Shilton ever claim a corner....
    When he was here he was well past his best.
    Plus most of his time here he had a good defence, something Eric Martin seldom had ...
    I share your view of Shilton and that he had passed his 'best before date' when he joined us,as he had really peaked during his time at Forest.

    However the facts don't really support us as he joined us in 1982,and 8 years later - having p!ssed off to Derby in between- he was still Englands No1 in the WC Semi-final team.Shilton is the greatest keeper to have played for us.

    I never really took to Shilton,he was an England player who happened to play for Saints,rather than one of ourplayers who achieved greatness.If I were voting for my favourite GK,then Niemi,Flowers and Eric Martin would be well ahead.

    Voting for a goalkeeper from a given season then it would be Niemi who played for us in 2002/3 - ie the triple save season vArsenal.That would match any single performance of any other keeper we have ever had.

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    John "Budgie" Burridge purely for the entertainment value of his warm up walking half way up the pitch on his hands

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    Ian Andrews 200k 20 years ago or so just to warm up our greatest Tim Flowers
    Only vivid memories of Shilton, but record speaks for itself.

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    george ephgrave

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    dexter blackstock, terry paine or cliff huxford!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fat Controller View Post
    John "Budgie" Burridge purely for the entertainment value of his warm up walking half way up the pitch on his hands
    Agree with best entertainer as keeper was Budgie, followed by Brucie and, for his hairstyle alone, Eric Martin.
    However best keeper by a mile was Shilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    dexter blackstock, terry paine or cliff huxford!
    Do you remember that 5 - 4 league cup game against Leeds? I seem to remember that we had Reynolds, Paine and Huxford in goal that evening!

    Actually Reynolds wasn't in the same class as Shilton or Niemi but, whilst discussing great Saints' goalies, he is worth a mention.

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    1. Shilton
    2. Niemi
    3. Flowers

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    Greatest is very hard unless you've watched 60 or 70 years really.

    So I've just gone for favourite, from my 15 years support.

    -----------Niemi----------

    Dodd Svensson Monkou Bridge

    ------Oakley----Marsden-----

    Ekelund----Le Tissier----Pahars

    -----------Beattie-------------

    subs: benali, flowers, lundekvam, crouch, anders svensson.

    That's right, I've stuck with Jan's formation for a laugh. Plus it was the only way I could fit in those 4 attackers. They'd have been awesome going forward.

    BUT, my vote for greatest keeper has to go to SHILTON. I just never saw him play for us.

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    i went to my first game in 1985 when i was 5 so dont have many memories of the team from that era....

    my biggest memories start from the very late 80's/early 90's...

    my team based on that....

    --------------niemi

    Dodd------killer-----richards---bridge

    ekelund----le tiss---oakley----marsden

    ------beattie----pahars

    manager - wgs

    subs---flowers, hall, benali, crouch, shearer, danny wallace, hurlock

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriansfc View Post
    Greatest is very hard unless you've watched 60 or 70 years really.

    So I've just gone for favourite, from my 15 years support.

    -----------Niemi----------

    Dodd Svensson Monkou Bridge

    ------Oakley----Marsden-----

    Ekelund----Le Tissier----Pahars

    -----------Beattie-------------
    I go back 53 years of supporting and would agree on Le Tiss and Bridge out of that selection - I would have Niemi on the bench though...

    To have any credibility at all, any greatest ever Saints' team has to include Paine, Channon and MLT.

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    Shilton for sure.

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    For a short period of time 1968 Gerry Gurr before he got injured.
    I prefer Niemi to Shilton because I never saw Niemi make a mistake while Shilton was sometimes went missing at corners.

    Surprised no one has mentioned Jonah (the keeper not the Lowe luvvie).

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    Dave Beasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertySFC View Post
    Ian Turner..

    Peter Wells
    Oh well, if you are going to be like that then I'll say Dave McClaren and John Hollowbread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughieslastminutegoal View Post
    Oh well, if you are going to be like that then I'll say Dave McClaren and John Hollowbread.
    Bob Charles?

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    Shilton-I swear that he could alter his arms and upper body like a fish mid-dive.
    He is in a class of less than ten for the world's best ever let alone Saint's.

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    Has to be Shilton.

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    Worst?

    Chris Woods or Alan Blayney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintwarwick View Post
    1. Shilton
    2. Niemi
    3. Flowers
    Spot on. Same for me.

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    Shilton had a damn good defence in front of him while Niemi had some ****e so I will give it closely to Niemi.
    Shilton would command him defence better while Niemi would fling himself 30 yards to make a breathtaking save.
    So thats why for entertainment factors.

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    Forgot The Great Tony Godfrey........Great Little Un..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchards View Post
    Shilton had a damn good defence in front of him while Niemi had some ****e so I will give it closely to Niemi.
    Shilton would command him defence better while Niemi would fling himself 30 yards to make a breathtaking save.
    So thats why for entertainment factors.
    did he...one season we had one of the meanest defence in the prem...something like 5th or 6th best....that is something...right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughieslastminutegoal View Post
    Oh well, if you are going to be like that then I'll say Dave McClaren and John Hollowbread.
    Lol... and Terry Gennoe.

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    Antti Niemi. Shilton has said himself that his best years were at Nottingham Forest and I will be amazed and delighted if I ever see a better goalkeeper than Niemi play for Saints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpb View Post
    Bob Charles?
    saw him in Shirley High St the other day eating a pie

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    KD deserves a mention for this season
    Beasent Deserves a mention for pure entertainment and toss a coin will he save or not

    BUT THERE WAS ONLY 1 FLYING FINN gets the vote due to 2-2 draw at fulham when he saved Dodds back pass from top corner then set up killer to score

    ANTTI NIEMI

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpb View Post
    Bob Charles?
    Greatest in a rather different sense, perhaps?
    Certainly done his bit for ex-Saints.
    Legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ottery st mary View Post
    Forgot The Great Tony Godfrey........Great Little Un..
    Fab - I can still hear Cliff Huxford's husky call of "Goalie, goalie, goalie.." to Tony Godfrey when Knapp was going to head it whatever!

    I can still remember one save of his when his arms seemed to suddenly grow an extra 12 inches** to hold a shot heading for his top right hand corner at the Archers Road end (before he was concussed against Derby County in a 6-4 win I think).

    Those were the days, when goalies actually caught the ball.

    ** at first I said "grow an extra foot", but that looked a bit strange!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwantsapint View Post
    KD deserves a mention for this season
    Beasent Deserves a mention for pure entertainment and toss a coin will he save or not

    BUT THERE WAS ONLY 1 FLYING FINN gets the vote due to 2-2 draw at fulham when he saved Dodds back pass from top corner then set up killer to score

    ANTTI NIEMI

    i do not agree...it is an insult to mention kelvin and shilton/niemi/flowers in the same sentance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Shot View Post
    For a short period of time 1968 Gerry Gurr before he got injured.
    I prefer Niemi to Shilton because I never saw Niemi make a mistake while Shilton was sometimes went missing at corners.

    Surprised no one has mentioned Jonah (the keeper not the Lowe luvvie).
    Fratton Park, relegation season...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedelldays View Post
    i do not agree...it is an insult to mention kelvin and shilton/niemi/flowers in the same sentance
    Absolutely, when you look back through our history and all the fantastic keepers we have had, KD is probably one of the poorest long-term first choice keepers we have ever had. But then again the whole team is certainly the poorest since I started going 37 years ago.

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    Kelvin is a much improved (from being very poor) Championship keeper. Comparing him to outstanding top flight keepers is a little silly.

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    Flowers will always be my favourite, but best ever has to be Shilton.

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    Shilton

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    Shilton

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    1) Niemi

    2) Flowers

    3) Shilton

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    Eric Martin awarded me my Tyro League U10 cup winners medal at Blymont Barracks back in the 70s.

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    I think that's enough nominations, as practically every goalkeeper besides Jim Montgomery [remember him..?] from the 60's to present day, has been mentioned. The nominations now close, and the voting thread will shortly begin, after I've totted up the top nominees.

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