Date: 25th January 2007 at 1:39pm
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Former Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Jim Furnell has been hailed as ‘Argyle’s Greatest Ever Keeper’ according to the results of Plymouth Vital’s latest poll.

We asked Argyle fans to take part in our poll to find ‘Argyle’s Greatest Goalkeeper’ and the results saw Furnell narrowly win with 30% of the vote.
Jim Furnell played in the Tony Waiters era in the 1970’s and was part of the team that won promotion to Division Two in the 1974-1975 season. The ex-Arsenal keeper made 207 appearances for the Pilgrims before retiring in 1976 to become a coach at Home Park.

Second place in our poll went to Alan Nicholls with 28% of the vote. Argyle manager Peter Shilton signed Nicholls in 1993 with the former England goalie immediately taking him under his wing. Nicholls made 79 appearances for Argyle during a 2-year spell but his off the field problems blighted his Argyle career. After leaving Argyle Alan was fatally injured in a road traffic accident.

Third place went to current keeper Romain Larrieu who pulled in 20% of the votes. Larrieu has made 197 appearances so far in a 6-year spell at Home Park and is currently on a week-long emergency loan deal at Gillingham.

Full results of Argyle’s Greatest Keeper poll:

1st: Jim Furnell 30% of the vote.
2nd: Alan Nicholls 28%.
3rd: Romain Larrieu 20%.
4th: Bill Shortt 9%.
5th: Alan Miller 7%.
6th: Geoff Crudgington 6%.


Thank you to everyone that voted.