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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:49 pm 
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Another one gone - and only 72, Ray Clemence - one of the finest keepers ever produced in this country. Skegness born, started at nearby Scunthorpe but after a couple of seasons Bill Shankly snapped him up and Liverpool reaped the rewards of having him in goal for the 1970's. He played 470 league games there and hundreds of cup ties and won endless medals. Not content with that he moved to Spurs in 1981 and had about a decade there. So played over 750 league games and won 61 full caps - a total that would have been far higher had he not been the same age as Peter Shilton.

And from all reports a lovely man too with a loving family including
having Dougie Freedman as a son-in-law.

RIP Ray, never forgotten.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:59 pm 
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R.I.P

Another footballing great gone.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:15 pm 
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Absolutely gutted, another one of my heroes departed.

Whenever I'm asked to name my all time LFC eleven I barely mention the goalkeeper as it goes without saying who would occupy that privileged spot. Ray Clemence was such a pivotal part of our successful era in the 70's, dependable, reliable and totally inspiring. Some of the vital saves he made were beyond magnificent, such was his agility.

Rest in peace big man.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:51 am 
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Not many players get classed as a legend at two clubs, but Clem managed just that.

I was at Anfield the first time he returned after joining Spurs and will never forget the reception he received from The Kop that day.
We already knew it, but it showed us we had somebody very special in our ranks.

I was fortunate to meet Clem on several occasions and he was a really decent guy too and happy to have a chat.

Rest well Ray.
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