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Best Villa Keeper Of Last 25 Years?

Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by Young_Jonah, who is the best Aston Villa keeper of the last 25 years.

Mark Bosnich won with 42%. Have to say he was a great keeper before he disappeared up his own backside, he never was the same after leaving Villa. His major flaw was his kicking which was about as good as a 3 year old girls!! Oh, and the massive ego he had to carry around with him naturally.

The older members have certainly been voting on this poll as Jimmy Rimmer with 30% and Nigel Spink (who can forget his sub appearance in 'that' game?!) with 17% were next up.

That left Scott Carson with 5%. To be fair if it had been my poll I'd have been tempted to not have Scott in as he has only just arrived, hopefully in time he'll become a Villa legend, that is if he gets his wish and does move permanently to Villa from Liverpool.

David James only polled 3% which is a bit of a shock. I know he had his calamity moments - often highlighted unfairly in the press - but he was a superb keeper and probably deserves a bit more credit for his career than he gets.

That left:

Thomas Sorenson (1%) Bit harsh on the Denmark international I think?
Stuart Taylor (1%)
Gabor Kiraly (1%)
Other (0%)
Stefan Postma (0%)
Kevin Poole (0%)
Michael Oakes (0%)
Peter Enkleman (0%)




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 8 2007

Time: 10:46AM

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WTF has happened to Loony Les? Gone but not forgotten....RIP Mr Angry. Also, you seem to have ommitted the greatest goalkeeper in the world during those past 25 years (although he was ***** for us) - Schmeical.
BEEFY
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08/11/2007 10:51:00

speak to the young_jonah cause the fear ain't listening!!!!!!! ;-p
The Fear
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08/11/2007 11:36:00

You do the Ozzie Bozzie and you turn around, thats what its all about! We must have sounded so camp singing that! lol
DeanoVilla
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08/11/2007 11:42:00

come on, who voted for kiraly???
ric112
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08/11/2007 11:50:00

What was wrong with Kiraly? thought he was magnificent!!! :)
will it ever happen
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08/11/2007 12:07:00

Bosnich, what a waste of a talent! Was very good at saving penalties from what I can remember!!
Real Deal
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08/11/2007 12:33:00

Bosnich was world class. From the start of the 95/96 season to around 99 he was the best in the world, even better than red nose Peter. That's my opinion anyway.
weller77
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08/11/2007 12:56:00

The omission of Schmeichel is abit of a clanger, still think it would have been a three house race though - Spink, Rimmer and Bozzie
young_jonah
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08/11/2007 13:12:00

I loved Bozzie when I was a lad, but come on, he's not fit to clean Spinksy's boots!
IanSymes
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08/11/2007 14:10:00

Named my cat Bozzie. He died of liver failure at age 6. Says it all really.....
gmvillan
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08/11/2007 18:09:00

Rimmer was simply unbeatable for three or four years, and the fact that he was responsible for so many game-winning saves in 80-81 has to put him at number one. And who can forget the double-penalty-save in the European Cup?
gmvillan
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08/11/2007 18:11:00

I went with Jimmy Rimmer. Cool, calm, and collected under pressure, just like wot I am. Out of the 25 year radius, a special mention for Colin 'Tiny' Withers.
glensider
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08/11/2007 19:43:00

I always remember watching the European Cup Final when Spinks came on and played brilliantly. He was always a good steady keeper over many years.
dazza71
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08/11/2007 19:47:00

Bosnich was class when he came to Chelsea then he got mixed up in all that crap - what a waste of a top talent!
merlin
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09/11/2007 17:10:00

Carson has the potential to be a world beater but whether he will realise it is a different matter.
villabikes29
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09/11/2007 17:23:00

I mentioned Colin Withers in my earlier posting. For what its worth (not too much I know), I was speaking to a customer today who told me that he stayed at Tiny's b+b up in Blackpool some ten-fifteen years ago. Seems Colin opened up a bed and breakfast after leaving football.
glensider
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