Ray Clemence RIP

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Paul Gascoigne

Forum Jester
Ray was the best goal keeper at the club since Pat Jennings.
He was immense and strangely the greatest match I saw him play was against us.
It was early 70s and we got a draw at Anfield, so we got a replay at WHL. We threw everything at him and he saved it. Don't remember the exact result, but I think we lost 0-1. I went home that night and absolutely hated him.
However I was overjoyed when he signed for us and even when he let one slip through his hands against Barcelona, the crowd cheered him because he had saved us so many points. Great loss today, so soon after Martin Peters.
 

Mrs Perryman

Supporter
I'm a Cockney Malteser 👑
My first visit to Anfield was on his first return and have to give it to them, the kop gave him an amazing welcome when he came out for the second half.
Not often you find players retaining affection like that, he was a great player and a special man.
 
Its a real shame the Lane will be empty on Saturday, it would have been nice to hear 60,000 lilywhites bidding him farewell and godspeed.

I see Liverpool are at home on Sunday, the same goes for the tribute they would have paid the great man
 

Bazali

Back to the 60s
Ray was the best goal keeper at the club since Pat Jennings.
He was immense and strangely the greatest match I saw him play was against us.
It was early 70s and we got a draw at Anfield, so we got a replay at WHL. We threw everything at him and he saved it. Don't remember the exact result, but I think we lost 0-1. I went home that night and absolutely hated him.
However I was overjoyed when he signed for us and even when he let one slip through his hands against Barcelona, the crowd cheered him because he had saved us so many points. Great loss today, so soon after Martin Peters.
I was at the 0-0 at Anfield and the return
Heighway got the goal I think from their only shot on target and we absolutely mullered them but Ray stood firm
RIP and no age to die

Prostate cancer curable if treated early enough
Get checked lads
I do every year!
 

Mrs Perryman

Supporter
I'm a Cockney Malteser 👑
RIP Ray.

I was at Wembley for his debut in the 81 Charity shield against Villa, he unfortunately made a bad fumble and dropped the ball for villa to score, didn't see him make many mistakes after that though.
I always said it took him a couple of months to learn how to be a proper goalkeeper when he came down to us, I could have played in goal with that Liverpool defence. :)
 
Ray was the best goal keeper at the club since Pat Jennings.
He was immense and strangely the greatest match I saw him play was against us.
It was early 70s and we got a draw at Anfield, so we got a replay at WHL. We threw everything at him and he saved it. Don't remember the exact result, but I think we lost 0-1. I went home that night and absolutely hated him.
However I was overjoyed when he signed for us and even when he let one slip through his hands against Barcelona, the crowd cheered him because he had saved us so many points. Great loss today, so soon after Martin Peters.
That Barcelona mistake and one he made against Coventry at home are the only 2 I can remember ... 2 mistakes in 6 years, pretty good!
 
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