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 Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 10:26

It`s just been announced that he has passed away at the age of 81.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 10:27

Sad to hear .
One of the real greats .
R.IP Jimmy .

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 10:45

How sad. Greaves was probably the greatest penalty area predator ever, along with Gerd Muller. There was a lot more to his game than scoring goals, too. On top of that, he was more than a match for George Best, when it came to complicating his career by combining it with alcohol abuse.

Despite the denial in his autobiography, I can`t believe his omission from the 1966 WC Final, didn`t contribute to his slide into that particular black hole.

He also came across as a really likeable guy in ITV`s Saint & Greavsie show, in spite of his frequent pops at Scottish goalkeepers. I blame Frank Haffey for starting it all off.

R.I.P. Jimmy.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 10:59

RIP Jimmy.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 11:01

Very sad , loved Saint and Greavsie.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 11:12

Good post G.G. So Sad .. he used to have saint laughing every show
Thoughts and sympathy with all Family and Friends
RIP Jimmy

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: mcfc-par  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 12:12

Sad news. Greaves was a great goalscorer though his all-round game sometimes gets overlooked, he had good close control and decent pace too. He formed a prolific partnership at Spurs with Alan Gilzean, I was lucky enough to see him live a few times at Maine Rd.
RIP.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: anglo par  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 14:13

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mcfc-par, Sun 19 Sep 12:12

Sad news. Greaves was a great goalscorer though his all-round game sometimes gets overlooked, he had good close control and decent pace too. He formed a prolific partnership at Spurs with Alan Gilzean, I was lucky enough to see him live a few times at Maine Rd.
RIP.


I've been a Spurs supporter since1959 a couple of years before they won the Double. My dad took me up to see Jim's debut which shows you what real football fans thought of him because my dad was an Arsenal supporter!! Jim scored a hat trick that day and later helped Spurs win the European Cup Winner's Cup, the first British club to win a recognised European trophy

"I tried to drown my sorrows,but the b******s learned how to swim."
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)



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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 14:41

Jimmy once joked that he had a goal drought. He said it was the worst 15 minutes of his career.
A brilliantly natural and composed finisher.


RIP, Jimmy.




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: Bedworth par  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 14:48

Natural finisher. Years ago worked with a former Spurs player, Cliff Jones, who told me that every training session the forwards would have 1v1 against the keeper, Greaves never missed. He also couldn`t explain how he did it or what he was going to do next time.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 16:38

Jimmy Greaves never really developed his game. He didn’t need to. As a boy he dribbled past players and scored goals- I think he once scored 9 against a school side captained by Bobby Moore- and just continued doing that at top level football. Like Messi and Salah, Greaves seemed to slip between defenders rather than run past them and he had that same composure in front of goal.

He reckoned catching hepatitis in 1965 knocked a yard off his pace but he still managed to be leading league scorer five times in that decade. The numbers speak for themselves but whether it was a tap- in or a solo run, there always seemed to be something stylish about a Greaves goal.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 19 Sep 23:23

A then record transfer fee Chelsea to Spurs was £99,999 I think - if memory serves Bill Nicholson the Tottenham boss said no player was worth a hundred grand !!!

One of the greats, R.I.P.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 19:22

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veteraneastender, Sun 19 Sep 23:23

A then record transfer fee Chelsea to Spurs was £99,999 I think - if memory serves Bill Nicholson the Tottenham boss said no player was worth a hundred grand !!!

One of the greats, R.I.P.


Was it not Greaves himself who didn't want to be the first £100k player? I think that's what he said in his autobiography, "This One's On Me."

A great read, btw.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 20:24

Quite possibly GG.

I had it in my mind it was Bill Nicholson - but it sounds like a Greavsie one.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 22:09

Am I correct in saying, he played against us in the texaco, cup tie in the 70s? I know we lost 3 nil.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 22:25

I don`t remember him playing that game - he went to West Ham early 1970s.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 22:59

I don`t remember him playing in the Texaco Cup game. I think he had left Spurs by then.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 20 Sep 23:55

Trying to confirm. Does anyone have information on line ups?Google no help.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 00:14

Greaves never played in the pre-season friendly v West Ham at EEP either in 1971. I think he’d just retired.

But here is a photo of the great man being thwarted by a former Pars’ goalie.



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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: WarringtonPar  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 10:47

I’m pretty certain it was Martin Chivers up front for Spurs in that game.
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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 21 Sep 13:19

^

Agreed.

Greavsie was not in the team at White Hart Lane for that Texaco cup tie - I found an image of the programme with lineups.

That supports opinions that he wasn`t playing at EEP either.

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 Re: Jimmy Greaves (d)
Topic Originator: PAR57  
Date:   Thu 23 Sep 10:37

I was at the Spurs game at EEP.....
Pars had just signed Ex Celtic player John Cushley from West Ham
He WAS a real hard nut !!!!!
I can remember he put in an over the top of the ball tackle
On Martin Peters......If it had connected.. Peters would have ended
In Cowdenbeath.....
We were well outclassed that night tho.......

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