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Best Villa Keeper?

Best Villa Keeper?
Vital Villa asked who was the best Villa goalkeeper?

I'm amazed at the result with 38% saying Thomas Sorensen. Not that I don't think he is a good keeper, because I do. But better than Nigel Spink who just got 14%? Better than Jimmy Rimmer with 22%?

I'm also surprised that Mark Bosnich didn't rate higher than 22%, he might have been a knob and he didn't leave in the best circumstances, but apart from his kicking which was suspect, he was an outstanding keeper!

That left Jim Cumbes on 3% and Peter Schmeichel only getting 1% of the vote?! Maybe that is to do with the length of time he was at Villa and stage of his career when he came?

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday February 15 2007
Time: 11:52AM

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The noses are obviously bored waiting for the care in the community nurses to come round with their medication. Yet another poll sabotaged by the idiotic sty dwellers, me thinks. It has to be old square jaw Spink for me.
still skeggy
15/02/2007 11:57:00
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I think it could be an age thing, depending on the age of the pollers many of whom may not even remember the likes of Spink (who got my vote). Any nominations for worst keeper? Mine would go to John Phillips, what a clown!!
jonah
15/02/2007 12:02:00
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Bosnich was the best. Without doubt. His handling was second to none. I remember seeing him against Sunderland at Roker park 93/94 season in the league cup. We won 4-1 but they absolutely battered us and Bozzie made some unbelievable saves. He also saved ten penalties that season. He was a terrible kicker but he had everything else. World class.
weller77
15/02/2007 12:03:00
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Yeah Spink was class as was Jimmy Rimmer although Rimmer always scared me as a youngster. Those black patches under his eyes I think.
still skeggy
15/02/2007 12:04:00
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I'm with Jonah, think it is an age think. It was a shame the blues fans from one site decided to come over and vote on our last polls, because it shows their obsession and to me it seemed a bit embarrassing for them. I'd hate that to develop as it seems so playground to me.
The Fear
15/02/2007 12:05:00
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Agreed Fear, it does show their level of intelligence though. More to be pitied than scorned as my old Mom used to say bless her.
jonah
15/02/2007 12:12:00
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eventhough i wasn't even born when rimmer played for villa, he was my choice, after seeing recordings of him during our championship winning side, and his 6 seasons with the villa it convinced me. Spink still a close 2nd for me tho. Whereas bosnich just had personality, good or bad you decide, but they were all better than tommy.
hybridvilla
15/02/2007 12:12:00
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If the noses have infiltrated the poll it was a pity Enncleman was not an option.......he would have got 100%!!!!!!!!
TheQ.
15/02/2007 13:03:00
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tommy's done well this season and is convincing me he is a quality keeper, i went for bossie, and i'm 31 so i remember rimmer, and grew up with spinksy. i think it'd be the same if you ran a 'who's the best bond', moore would get alot of votes cause alot of us grew up with him. i would have liked to have seen les sealey in there though, he had a very good season with us and was one of the most animated and enthusiastic keepers ever. god bless him.
bobbyfett
15/02/2007 13:28:00
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Definately sabotages. I grew up in the Spink/Bosnich era and if I had to chose one I'd go for Bozzie every time. Spink was a great keeper but he was often in 2 minds about whether to come for balls. Bosnich was a brilliant all rounder apart from his kicking as JF mentioned.
DeanoVilla
15/02/2007 13:39:00
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