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Re: RIP Peter Bonetti

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To be fair, Franny Lee did go for the occasional dive!


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laxman wrote:
14 Apr 2020, 1:58am
To be fair, Franny Lee did go for the occasional dive!

:mrgreen:

The ground is probably still feeling the reverberation of him hitting the deck there. He was never the most svelte of players.
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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101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

Hello,

Peter felt he got a lot of grief for the game and felt very much like he let the side down. The criticism is a bit unfair - first goal was under him but not much to do about the others.

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Re: RIP Peter Bonetti

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gkbill wrote:
14 Apr 2020, 1:13pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

Hello,

Peter felt he got a lot of grief for the game and felt very much like he let the side down. The criticism is a bit unfair - first goal was under him but not much to do about the others.
The goal he was blamed for took a slight deflection if you look closely. Should have done a bit better but not the howler it appears at first.
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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Re: RIP Peter Bonetti

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Heston wrote:
14 Apr 2020, 1:23pm
gkbill wrote:
14 Apr 2020, 1:13pm
101Walterton wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 7:28pm
Talk about a low defensive line how much space on the Pitch especially England’s second goal!!

Hello,

Peter felt he got a lot of grief for the game and felt very much like he let the side down. The criticism is a bit unfair - first goal was under him but not much to do about the others.
The goal he was blamed for took a slight deflection if you look closely. Should have done a bit better but not the howler it appears at first.
The backstory doesn’t help him. Didn’t know he was playing (didn’t have a bench back then either) until 1 hour before kick off as Banks had passed a fitness test that morning.
Bonetti hadn’t played at all during the tournament until that game.

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