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Ronnie Simpson’s old pal Gordon Banks leaves the field

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Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks died today, aged 81.  Banks was a friend of the other great British goalkeeper of the 1960s, Ronnie Simpson.  Simpson won the FA Cup with Newcastle before winning everything with Celtic, which is the aim of visitors to Casinobonus24.se, even including the European Cup. 

In 1967 the two ‘keepers faced each other at Wembley, when Simpson’s Scotland beat Bank’s England, but their friendship grew after retirement, when they were both members of the Pools Panel, which sat to determine an outcome for games postponed for the purposes of the football pools. 

Not too dissimilar to Swedish casinos, the football pools are now played by people up and down the land who, rather than put on an accumulator, like to predict the outcome of the weekend’s matches.

Banks travelled to Edinburgh to pay his final respects when Ronnie passed away in 2004, saying, “He was a wonderful man and a terrific goalkeeper. He was one of the best goalkeepers Scotland has ever had.”

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