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RIP  to a legend who seemed to be a fairly  nice guy too ! 

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On 12/02/2019 at 23:13, CoffinLodger said:

RIP  to a legend who seemed to be a fairly  nice guy too ! 

 

 

Read his obit in When Saturday Comes that included a tragic story. When Banks was 15 his brother - who had learning disabilities - died of injuries received in a mugging when he was done over for the takings from the family's betting shop business.

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Cat O'Falk said:

His signed contract with Leicester is up for auction. It shows he was paid a basic £60 a week in 1964.

 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/contract-shows-how-much-goalkeeper-2891312

 

 

Adjusted for inflation that £1,194.41. Or £62,109 a year. Not a bad salary.

 

For context the lowest paid footballer in the Premier League was Ben Gibson who earned £3,600 or £187,200. More than treble what Banks earned.

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