Jimmy Greaves

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Haven't read any of his books. Just remember him as a brilliant footballer, especially the time he ran half the length of the pitch and scored. Shame he missed out in the latter stages of the World Cup, but that's life.
 

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Haven't read any of his books. Just remember him as a brilliant footballer, especially the time he ran half the length of the pitch and scored. Shame he missed out in the latter stages of the World Cup, but that's life.
His replacement scored winner in quarter final and hat trick in final. So was it a shame?
Great player Greaves was we didn’t miss him in those later stages.
 

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His replacement scored winner in quarter final and hat trick in final. So was it a shame?
Great player Greaves was we didn’t miss him in those later stages.
For him it was, but not for England.
 

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I forgot to write that Jimmy picked an injury up in the France game that required 14 stitches and was declared unfit for the Argentina game and also the Portugal tie too.
Ramsey had the difficult choice in selection for the Final and chose Hurst over Jimmy.
The rest is history, but the disappointment never went away.
 

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First time I ever heard the comment goal poacher com on jimmy you can pull through this stay strong
 

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As said earlier on this thread if you haven’t seen it - watch the BT film put together about Greavsie on their channel catch up.
You hear the stories but his finishing in the film was one touch goal, time and again, just incredible.
Scoring 3’s 4’s and 5’s in the top flight for Chelsea and Spurs.
I never saw him play in the flesh but when you hear Bobby Robson, Hoddle and Pat Jennings say he was great you know he was a one off.
Great stories by Sillet and Chopper Harris about how him.
If you get the chance in lockdown to watch this, it’s an hour and a half that will whizz by and make you appreciate the man and the player.
 

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As said earlier on this thread if you haven’t seen it - watch the BT film put together about Greavsie on their channel catch up.
You hear the stories but his finishing in the film was one touch goal, time and again, just incredible.
Scoring 3’s 4’s and 5’s in the top flight for Chelsea and Spurs.
I never saw him play in the flesh but when you hear Bobby Robson, Hoddle and Pat Jennings say he was great you know he was a one off.
Great stories by Sillet and Chopper Harris about how him.
If you get the chance in lockdown to watch this, it’s an hour and a half that will whizz by and make you appreciate the man and the player.
I can only echo this. It's a great doc on its own merit, never mind it being more relevant with his current situation
 

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As said earlier on this thread if you haven’t seen it - watch the BT film put together about Greavsie on their channel catch up.
You hear the stories but his finishing in the film was one touch goal, time and again, just incredible.
Scoring 3’s 4’s and 5’s in the top flight for Chelsea and Spurs.
I never saw him play in the flesh but when you hear Bobby Robson, Hoddle and Pat Jennings say he was great you know he was a one off.
Great stories by Sillet and Chopper Harris about how him.
If you get the chance in lockdown to watch this, it’s an hour and a half that will whizz by and make you appreciate the man and the player.
That's the late Chopper Harris?
 

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I saw his one of his last England goals against Spain in 1967. Don't think he ever belted a goal, always seemed to pass the ball into the net and never broke sweat. Lineker was similar in that he just seemed to drift into the right place to score. Hope he recovers soon.
 

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What is absolutely criminal is that he is overlooked as the "best ever...." because he played before 1992. Out****ingrageous.
 

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What is absolutely criminal is that he is overlooked as the "best ever...." because he played before 1992. Out****ingrageous.
You forget there was no proper football before the Premier League... !
 

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What is absolutely criminal is that he is overlooked as the "best ever...." because he played before 1992. Out****ingrageous.
Completely agree. Also incredible that given his unparalleled scoring records, he hasn't even been offered any kind of honour, especially when considering recipients these days. I suspect his 'darker days' do not sit well with those that make these decisions.
 

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Absolutely the best striker I've seen. Just didn't miss.Cool as could be. IMO our strikers should watch as much film of him as they can.
 

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Completely agree. Also incredible that given his unparalleled scoring records, he hasn't even been offered any kind of honour, especially when considering recipients these days. I suspect his 'darker days' do not sit well with those that make these decisions.
...........as opposed to some of today's superstars drugging and whoring it up with the best of them..........
 

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What is absolutely criminal is that he is overlooked as the "best ever...." because he played before 1992. Out****ingrageous.
Sums up the whole of the Premier League. I watch the MOTD podcast on a Saturday night (just for the football fix), but even on there, it only counts since the dawn of the PL, what a load of bollox, so as far as some people must be concerned, we clearly didn't win the World Cup in 1966!

:very angry:
 

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Said it befroe on here but will say it again cos it amuses me, my Dad who was a huge Spurs fan in the 60's always said Al Ramsey picking Hurst ahead of Greaves was "one of the worst mistake ever made"!!

"Er Dad but Hurst got a hatrick"

"Yes only after extra time. Greavesie would have got 4 in 90 minutes"

Biased much?
 

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Said it befroe on here but will say it again cos it amuses me, my Dad who was a huge Spurs fan in the 60's always said Al Ramsey picking Hurst ahead of Greaves was "one of the worst mistake ever made"!!

"Er Dad but Hurst got a hatrick"

"Yes only after extra time. Greavesie would have got 4 in 90 minutes"

Biased much?
Quite a good line to be fair 😂
 

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Some great news ,,,, let's hope he can plunder a few more "goals" - best of luck to him!
 

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What is absolutely criminal is that he is overlooked as the "best ever...." because he played before 1992. Out****ingrageous.
My grandad said he was the best finisher ever.

He also said that Duncan Edwards would have been the best player of all time , we'll never know but interesting.
 
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Completely agree. Also incredible that given his unparalleled scoring records, he hasn't even been offered any kind of honour, especially when considering recipients these days. I suspect his 'darker days' do not sit well with those that make these decisions.
Looks like that elusive gong is likely to be announced shortly, an MBE for Greavsie in the New Year's honours, following a campaign by the Mail.
Uncle Ken and Greavsie were London XI team-mates in the 1st leg of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final, at Stamford Bridge, in 1958. Greavsie scored one in a 2-2 draw with Barcelona.
Neither of them played in the 2nd leg, which Barcelona won 6-0 ! :hat:
 

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Looks like that elusive gong is likely to be announced shortly, an MBE for Greavsie in the New Year's honours, following a campaign by the Mail.
Uncle Ken and Greavsie were London XI team-mates in the 1st leg of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final, at Stamford Bridge, in 1958. Greavsie scored one in a 2-2 draw with Barcelona.
Neither of them played in the 2nd leg, which Barcelona won 6-0 ! :hat:
Great news and well deserved. A unique player whose record speaks for itself, don't think any real football supporter would begrudge him this honour. Better late than never.
 

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Saw him in his debut season playing for Chelsea away at Spurs. Glad he has got MBE. Think when he got world cup medal decades too late I would have told them to stuff it
 

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