Jimmy Greaves RIP

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Jimmy Greaves RIP

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Darran wrote:
19 Sep 2021 10:14
:cry: RIP. I was lucky enough to see him play for Spurs .
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RIP. Before my time, but clearly a great player and so unlucky to have been injured in the group stages in 1966. I only really knew him from watching Saint and Greavsie as a kid.

81 seems a good innings considering his battles with the bottle and health issues in later life. Seems to have had an interesting life post-football also.



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RIP.
Also just before my time, and remember him from Saint and Greavsie growing up.
His goal scoring record is astonishing

It’s appropriate that Spurs v Chelsea play today, so both clubs can pay their respects.

44 – His international goals, fourth on England’s all-time list behind Wayne Rooney, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.
57 – caps for his country, far fewer than any other England player with 40 or more goals.
6 – international hat-tricks, still a record. That includes four-goal hauls against Northern Ireland in 1963 and Norway in 1966.
41 – league goals for Chelsea in the 1960-61 season, during which he turned 21
266 – goals in his 10 years at Tottenham, making him the club’s record scorer. He is also seventh on Chelsea’s all-time list with 132.
5 – major honours won in his career – the 1966 World Cup with England, two FA Cups and a European Cup Winners’ Cup with Spurs and a Serie A title with Milan
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RIP Jimmy, one of the greatest natural goal scorers I’ve had the pleasure to have watched. He glided past opponents with ease.
44 goals in 57 matches at international level says it all.



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It’s a funny ole game.

RIP



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A proper legend.
RIP James.



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RIP Greavsie.




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Can't argue with his goalscoring stats.

I saw him play in his alcoholic era for Barnet against Bridgend Town.



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Sad news RIP JG.
Saint and Greavsie was a must watch.



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That’s the Death Slot sorted for Saturday then.



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