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By Mike Cox27/4/2017 16:49Thu Apr 27 16:49:40 2017In response to These you have loved!

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Here are 3 excellent keepers from the 1950s for very elderly supporters like me:-
REG IVEY - the first keeper whose name I can remember (he was in goal for us against Bishop Auckland in the 1955 Amateur Cup Final watched by 100,000 spectators and many more, like me, squinting at the live coverage on flickering 9 inch black and white TV screens)
BOB (or possibly Ted) CHAMBERS - to me as a teenager (yes believe it or not I was one once) this guy seemed incredibly old with, I remember a scarred face, who performed in an unshowy but very competent way.
PETER SHEARING - our keeper in the unforgettable 1960 Final against Kingstonian (for whom he had earlier played), a much more showy player and an excellent keeper.
However my all-time top three would have to be Swannell, Pinner and Root.