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RIP Peter Bonetti

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Hello,

RIP Peter Bonetti - goalkeeping great and fantastic person. This is very sad as Peter was a lively guy. We had so many good stories about out times at soccer camps here in the US. During a crossing session at Rice University camp I was directing, Peter and I were chatting about positioning. I told him I would tell the gk's to use a 3/4 stance when anticipating a cross - kind of open to the field to see oncoming attackers as well as the ball. Peter said, "I don't do that. I face the ball - I don't care what's behind me." The conversation was a bit more in depth that but you get the gist. It was a great conversation. I said, "Hey Peter, let's have that discussion in front of the kids." He agreed and we brought the gk's in and each of us spoke about positioning and their rationale. We ended by saying do what works best for you. It was such a good discussion/disagreement. He was so great about presenting his thoughts yet respecting and understanding mine. That affected me so much. We had a few conversations about 10 years ago as I was writing something about competition but that afternoon at Rice has affected my teaching and philosophy deeply. There's many more stories - all funny and warm. RIP, Peter.

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Indeed.
He was one my fathers three Chelsea heroes along with Peter Osgood and Ron Harris. When we used to play in our small yard he would always pretend to be one of those three. Only Ron is still alive.
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My brother had a picture of the 1966 World Cup squad and I am sure he was one of the reserve goalkeepers.
Chelsea legend 😢

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101Walterton wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 5:15pm
My brother had a picture of the 1966 World Cup squad and I am sure he was one of the reserve goalkeepers.
Chelsea legend 😢
I could have named the starting eleven in the final, plus Jimmy Greaves, but I didn't know the rest of the squad;

1 GK Gordon Banks 30 December 1937 (aged 28) Caps 27 England Leicester City
2 DF George Cohen 22 October 1939 (aged 26) 24 England Fulham
3 DF Ray Wilson 17 December 1934 (aged 31) 45 England Everton
4 MF Nobby Stiles 18 May 1942 (aged 24) 14 England Manchester United
5 DF Jack Charlton 8 May 1935 (aged 31) 16 England Leeds United
6 DF Bobby Moore (captain) 12 April 1941 (aged 25) 41 England West Ham United
7 MF Alan Ball 12 May 1945 (aged 21) 10 England Blackpool
8 FW Jimmy Greaves 20 February 1940 (aged 26) 51 England Tottenham Hotspur
9 MF Bobby Charlton 11 October 1937 (aged 28) 68 England Manchester United
10 FW Geoff Hurst 8 December 1941 (aged 24) 5 England West Ham United
11 FW John Connelly 18 July 1938 (aged 27) 19 England Manchester United
12 GK Ron Springett 22 July 1935 (aged 30) 33 England Sheffield Wednesday
13 GK Peter Bonetti 27 September 1941 (aged 24) 1 England Chelsea
14 DF Jimmy Armfield 21 September 1935 (aged 30) 43 England Blackpool
15 DF Gerry Byrne 29 August 1938 (aged 27) 2 England Liverpool
16 MF Martin Peters 8 November 1943 (aged 22) 3 England West Ham United
17 MF Ron Flowers 28 July 1934 (aged 31) 49 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 DF Norman Hunter 29 October 1943 (aged 22) 4 England Leeds United
19 FW Terry Paine 23 March 1939 (aged 27) 18 England Southampton
20 MF Ian Callaghan 10 April 1942 (aged 24) 1 England Liverpool
21 FW Roger Hunt 20 July 1938 (aged 27) 13 England Liverpool
22 MF George Eastham 23 September 1936 (aged 29) 19 England Arsenal

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laxman wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 6:27pm
101Walterton wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 5:15pm
My brother had a picture of the 1966 World Cup squad and I am sure he was one of the reserve goalkeepers.
Chelsea legend 😢
I could have named the starting eleven in the final, plus Jimmy Greaves, but I didn't know the rest of the squad;

1 GK Gordon Banks 30 December 1937 (aged 28) Caps 27 England Leicester City
2 DF George Cohen 22 October 1939 (aged 26) 24 England Fulham
3 DF Ray Wilson 17 December 1934 (aged 31) 45 England Everton
4 MF Nobby Stiles 18 May 1942 (aged 24) 14 England Manchester United
5 DF Jack Charlton 8 May 1935 (aged 31) 16 England Leeds United
6 DF Bobby Moore (captain) 12 April 1941 (aged 25) 41 England West Ham United
7 MF Alan Ball 12 May 1945 (aged 21) 10 England Blackpool
8 FW Jimmy Greaves 20 February 1940 (aged 26) 51 England Tottenham Hotspur
9 MF Bobby Charlton 11 October 1937 (aged 28) 68 England Manchester United
10 FW Geoff Hurst 8 December 1941 (aged 24) 5 England West Ham United
11 FW John Connelly 18 July 1938 (aged 27) 19 England Manchester United
12 GK Ron Springett 22 July 1935 (aged 30) 33 England Sheffield Wednesday
13 GK Peter Bonetti 27 September 1941 (aged 24) 1 England Chelsea
14 DF Jimmy Armfield 21 September 1935 (aged 30) 43 England Blackpool
15 DF Gerry Byrne 29 August 1938 (aged 27) 2 England Liverpool
16 MF Martin Peters 8 November 1943 (aged 22) 3 England West Ham United
17 MF Ron Flowers 28 July 1934 (aged 31) 49 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 DF Norman Hunter 29 October 1943 (aged 22) 4 England Leeds United
19 FW Terry Paine 23 March 1939 (aged 27) 18 England Southampton
20 MF Ian Callaghan 10 April 1942 (aged 24) 1 England Liverpool
21 FW Roger Hunt 20 July 1938 (aged 27) 13 England Liverpool
22 MF George Eastham 23 September 1936 (aged 29) 19 England Arsenal
Be interesting to know how many players they actually used in the tournament. Did they have 1 sub on the bench back then or none?

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edit - too slow as usual :)
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15 players used in the tournament.
8 players played every minute of the tournament - 6 games plus ET in final v Germany.

That is impressive.

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101Walterton wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 6:32pm
laxman wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 6:27pm
101Walterton wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 5:15pm
My brother had a picture of the 1966 World Cup squad and I am sure he was one of the reserve goalkeepers.
Chelsea legend 😢
I could have named the starting eleven in the final, plus Jimmy Greaves, but I didn't know the rest of the squad;

1 GK Gordon Banks 30 December 1937 (aged 28) Caps 27 England Leicester City
2 DF George Cohen 22 October 1939 (aged 26) 24 England Fulham
3 DF Ray Wilson 17 December 1934 (aged 31) 45 England Everton
4 MF Nobby Stiles 18 May 1942 (aged 24) 14 England Manchester United
5 DF Jack Charlton 8 May 1935 (aged 31) 16 England Leeds United
6 DF Bobby Moore (captain) 12 April 1941 (aged 25) 41 England West Ham United
7 MF Alan Ball 12 May 1945 (aged 21) 10 England Blackpool
8 FW Jimmy Greaves 20 February 1940 (aged 26) 51 England Tottenham Hotspur
9 MF Bobby Charlton 11 October 1937 (aged 28) 68 England Manchester United
10 FW Geoff Hurst 8 December 1941 (aged 24) 5 England West Ham United
11 FW John Connelly 18 July 1938 (aged 27) 19 England Manchester United
12 GK Ron Springett 22 July 1935 (aged 30) 33 England Sheffield Wednesday
13 GK Peter Bonetti 27 September 1941 (aged 24) 1 England Chelsea
14 DF Jimmy Armfield 21 September 1935 (aged 30) 43 England Blackpool
15 DF Gerry Byrne 29 August 1938 (aged 27) 2 England Liverpool
16 MF Martin Peters 8 November 1943 (aged 22) 3 England West Ham United
17 MF Ron Flowers 28 July 1934 (aged 31) 49 England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 DF Norman Hunter 29 October 1943 (aged 22) 4 England Leeds United
19 FW Terry Paine 23 March 1939 (aged 27) 18 England Southampton
20 MF Ian Callaghan 10 April 1942 (aged 24) 1 England Liverpool
21 FW Roger Hunt 20 July 1938 (aged 27) 13 England Liverpool
22 MF George Eastham 23 September 1936 (aged 29) 19 England Arsenal
Be interesting to know how many players they actually used in the tournament. Did they have 1 sub on the bench back then or none?
Looking at the full squad can't see many that are still alive now and sadly both Greaves and Hunter currently in hospital as well. Hunter with COVID-19.

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RIP the Cat.

Sadly he'll mostly be remembered for the 1970 World Cup QF but I've seen footage of him and he was a great keeper.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!


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101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

8:44 How the fuck is that not a penalty? There was a blatant one before that when Franny Lee was taken out but this is just beyond a joke!
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:56pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

8:44 How the fuck is that not a penalty? There was a blatant one before that when Franny Lee was taken out but this is just beyond a joke!
😂 where was VAR

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101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 8:05pm
Heston wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:56pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

8:44 How the fuck is that not a penalty? There was a blatant one before that when Franny Lee was taken out but this is just beyond a joke!
😂 where was VAR
VAR? You'd have to be fucking blind to miss that! Maybe it was part of a bigger conspiracy to stop England winning, a few dodgy things happened over in old Mexico.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 8:09pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 8:05pm
Heston wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:56pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

8:44 How the fuck is that not a penalty? There was a blatant one before that when Franny Lee was taken out but this is just beyond a joke!
😂 where was VAR
VAR? You'd have to be fucking blind to miss that! Maybe it was part of a bigger conspiracy to stop England winning, a few dodgy things happened over in old Mexico.
Apart from being arrested for stealing, food poisoning, dodgy refereeing, what do you mean?

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