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Cult XI - goalkeepers

Football Focus needs your help - who would line-up in your all-time cult XI?

Last season we asked you to nominate your club's cult heroes.

We received thousands of votes and you can view the results here:

Now we want you to pick a Cult XI made up of last season's winners.

This week we want you to vote for the most colourful goalkeeper from the cult heroes below.

Text the surname of your chosen player to 81111.

This vote is now closed. The result will be announced later in the season.


Big Nev did reach the level for being the world's number one for a time. I recall taking a friend to Goodison and sitting high in the stand when he asked who was shouting the abuse at Everton's full back. 'Oh that's Nev' I said matter of factly - it didn't matter that we were winning the match! I was also lucky enough to be in line at Hillsborough when a flicked shot (or header?) was going nowhere except inside the far post when Nev got down, round and across, flicked the ball round for a corner and simply got up and organised the defence for the corner. That moment and save was World Class but for Nev, it was just a case of doing his job.
John Hancox

His exceptional ability between the sticks was only surpassed by his exceptional inability to smile. Upon winning an unlikely second FA Cup with Everton in 1995, Big Nev ensured the party got off with a bang by promptly going home before it even started. A night in with the missus beckoned in deepest North Wales. There's true love!
Andrew Prescott

Because he was the best around. Consistently excellent throughout his career.
Neil Bancroft

What a keeper and what a tash! Big Nev, possibly one of the most underrated keepers of the last 20yrs (probably because he's Welsh). A true cult hero!
Ian Turgoose

Best goalkeeper in the world, won the league, the Cup, the Cup Winners' Cup - was he ever happy? Not on your life! Win the Cup and have a celebratory party? No, scowl, and drive yourself back to your missus in north Wales to have a night in watching the box. What a legend.
Ian O

To vote for Neville Southall text SOUTHALL to 81111.


Appearance record holder. 'Nuff said.
The Diamond

Giant goalkeeper who joined when club was below Conference level and helped us gain promotion to football league with some outstanding saves. Married chairman's daughter.
Thomas Green

You don't need many reasons when you count the appearances. This guy has been a great servant for so long, and you have to throw in that he cleaned windows for much of his time at Boston.
Lee Chase

To vote for Paul 'Bazza' Bastock text BASTOCK to 81111.


Goalkeeping legend. Famously came out of semi-retirement at the end of the 82/83 season to play in Chester's last ever game (City was added that summer) against Scunthorpe. But perhaps best remembered for causing a Chester league game to be abandoned in 1981, when a goal collapsed after he collided with a post!
Sam Hughes

To vote for Grenville Millington text MILLINGTON to 81111.


Goalkeeper in the team which finished 3rd in the Premiership and a big part of City's European run.
Alex Bowen

No-one else had hair like his and such charisma between the sticks!!!
Lawrence Chilver

Not only a great goalkeeper, but also a brave man who played after his daughter died of cancer. A true hero who.
Shaun Otway

When he used to come on towards the Barclay he would run towards the goal and head the bar.
Matt D

Mildly eccentric at times, fantastic bloke who overcame personal tragedy when his daughter died from leukaemia.
Steve Ingall

To vote for Bryan Gunn text GUNN to 81111.


For being the longest serving player and a 'one club man', playing in all 4 divisions of the football league, and for scoring the most goals in a season. Our own "corporal punishment".
Nick Glanville

The Legend MBE. 801 games for Portsmouth spanning 4 decades. From his first appearance aged 17 in 1978 to his final appearance in early 2000 he gave his all for the club. He was even named as a sub for Portsmouth last season in the Premiership. He gave his all for the club he'd die for, and has remained with us for 25 years and was rightfully rewarded with an MBE in last year's honours list.
Chris Walker

Played 700+ games for Pompey and was a true pro who was true loyalty to his one and only team - Portsmouth. Played in all four divisions and a true hero in and around Portsmouth.
Neil Chick

The consummate professional. A superb shot-stopper and great servant to the club.
Colin Hoare

Legend - 800 appearances for one club. A rare breed.
Jon Murray

To vote for Alan Knight text KNIGHT to 81111.


A goal keeper who always wore green when playing Rangers and blue when playing Celtic.
Gary Dick

Wore a Green shirt v Rangers, blue shirt v Celtic. Loved to have a bit of banter with the opposing fans. Hughie was a bit of a punk rocker and tried to get away with wearing a razor blade as an earing during games. An extrovert, and a brilliant all round goalie.
Ronnie McJannet

Great eccentric keeper. Wore a green jersey when we played Rangers and a blue jersey when we played Celtic. Brilliant wind-up.
Andy MacFarlane

To vote for Hugh Sproat text SPROAT to 81111.


Don't think we have ever had such an entertaining player, even when he had a bad game he always made me smile with his ventures all over the park.
Caley D

Runs out of defence, sitting on the bar, saving at least 50% of penalties against him.

It has to be Jimmy Calder. He's playing for Nairn County now and he came on as a sub against QPR and within 5 mins he had tackled a forward and went on a run down the left wing. Ah! the memories.

We will never see another keeper like him - absolute Legend.

After a rocky start at Caley Thistle Jimmy won fans over with his tremendous performances - not bad for a fat lad that worked as a brickie !!! Remember when he sat on the crossbar whilst playing for Inverness Thistle in a fairly one-sided match !!!
Scott MacKenzie

Just SOOOPERB, never a dull moment.

I never thought I could grow to love a ex-Thistle player so much. He was great entertainment and was the best keeper I have ever seen at saving penalties. I was always confident he was going to save it, rather than worrying the opponent was going to score it.

To vote for Jimmy Calder text CALDER to 81111.


The best goalkeeper in the lower divisions in Scotland, probably the best part-time goalie in Britain. Pulled off some unbelievable saves, including one very similar to Gordon Banks' famous save in the World Cup. Anon.

To vote for Mark McGeown text McGEOWN to 81111.


By far the best goalkeeper and most loyal Saddler I have ever come across so far. He played a major part in 2 promotion winning sides, and was also part of 2 relegation teams and still stayed loyal to the Saddlers until West Ham offered him a contract in June '04 which was too good to refuse. He also is the only Saddler who has ever written his own book and has his own website created for him by Saddlers fans. He also spent 10 years at the club as a good servant and tremendous player.
Simon Allen

Best goalie I have ever seen. Brilliant shot stopper, the crowd at Bescot loved him from the start of his career to the end. Superb player.
M Wright

10 years as Walsall's keeper, many came to try and take his place - none did for long. One of the smallest keepers in the league at 5'11", but arguably one of the best outside the Premiership. Walsall fans are often heard saying that if he was a couple of inches taller he would be in the frame for an international call-up. "Whacka" will be best remembered for his shot-stopping and his wicked sense of humour (which also got him in trouble with managers over the years).
Steve Rushton

Legend. Probably the greatest player to turn out for the Saddlers. What a goalkeeper.Anon.

To vote for Jimmy Walker text WALKER to 81111.

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