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FA Cup final: Petr Cech - best save of all time?

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    People got distracted by the fact that it was so close to being a goal, but for me the fact that it didn't makes this the best save I've ever seen.

    I certainly reckon it's up there with Seaman and Banks just for the stunning reflexes needed to turn a header like that out from under the bar as well as the prestige and importance of the occasion.

    I've linked the video as well as some other very credible candidates.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqm...led-goal_sport

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKjO4C6tbWw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK-Pm...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvqwh...eature=related

    For the record I'm a goalkeeper myself. Please discuss.
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    Nope. Great save but not the best of all time. In fact, Cech has made even better saves. I'll find some.

    Hell...I even think Seaman's save was better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzSn...eature=related (An amazing save from Casillas. Watch from 3.50)

    Edit: Shame I couldn't find those better saves from Cech on youtube. Basically, before his head injury, he made 2 or 3 unbelievable saves. But I can't remember what teams they were against. Oh well.
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    It was very very good.
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    I prefer Banks' vs Pele as it included reactions and diving. And several of Schmeichel's saves were better.

    Having said that, the brilliant officiating shouldn't shadow the fact Cech made a phenomenal save.
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    that one David Seaman save on the line was as good. but yes, a very, very good save by Cech!

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    the greatest save ever? probably THIS ONE.

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    I think it's far off from being considered best of all time. It was a great save and it shows the guy has still got it, proving himself to those who thought he had declined post-head injury.
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    It was goalkeeping, but not the best of all time. From the ones I've seen, this is the best:



    Seaman's save is also amazing.
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    What about this one?
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    (Original post by ziziii)
    that one David Seaman save on the line was as good. but yes, a very, very good save by Cech!

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    THIS ONE.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKjO4C6tbWw
    :sogood:
    He even had the power to force it out!
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    (Original post by KnapAttackUK)


    What about this one?
    Lol. Excellent.

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    Good save, but this season I'd have to say De Gea's against Chelsea has been the best:

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    So, football only exists in England, OP?

    Ignorance is bliss.

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    Part of my rational was that it was in a cup final. I've seen Reina, De Gea, Casillas and Buffon all made similar if not even better saves but in a lesser occasion. That save was as good as a goal for us. We were flagging and they could well have gone on to win if that had gone in.

    Zidane's goal in the 2002 CL final is widely considered the best Champions league goal due to the sheer class and the ocassion, and similarly Maradona's second against England in '86 is ranked amongst the best ever, even though the likes of Messi, Ben Arfa and Neymar have produced similar efforts in domestic leagues.
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    (Original post by ziziii)
    that one David Seaman save on the line was as good. but yes, a very, very good save by Cech!

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    THIS ONE.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKjO4C6tbWw
    I don't want to take anything away from Seaman, because it was an outstanding save, but does anyone else think that if Mr Karen Brady hadn't of touched it, then it would have easily gone in?
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    (Original post by Xotol)
    It was goalkeeping, but not the best of all time. From the ones I've seen, this is the best:



    Seaman's save is also amazing.
    That is crazy good. Cech is very consistent as well, and has been making a very good save in like his last 10 games. Obviously trains v.hard to be so consistently good.
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    Gotta love this one



    And this was a good save for about 2 seconds
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    (Original post by Kevmeister)
    So, football only exists in England, OP?

    Ignorance is bliss.

    Awesome video. Amazing that someone of Buffon's height can get down so quickly to make instinctive low saves. An outstanding European keeper of the last decade plus, shame never came to England. Casillas would probably get a mention - remember the save he made against Sevilla.



    Seaman save is one of the best FA Cup saves, the way his body was and to claw it back. Cech's was a good save but I would have expected a keeper of his experience to save that.
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    (Original post by Kevmeister)
    So, football only exists in England, OP?

    Ignorance is bliss.

    Canizares is my favourite goalkeeper of all time. The videos I linked were just the first few I could think of. Casillas has made some walk on water saves as well.

    That last Buffon save is astonishing actually. I'd never seen that before...
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    RENE HIGUITA

    Seaman's save is for me the best ever though. He shifted his weight like a fishtailing Land Rover Defender and it was breathtaking when I saw it.

    I've never seen what's remotely special about Banks's myself.
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    It was a good save by Cech but I don't think it was the best there's ever been. Andy Carroll could have done slightly better with the header too.

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