Football Obituaries

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by zztop, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    One of the greatest goal scorers of all time. It’s quite well known that Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time top goal scorer with 260. Jimmy Greaves scored 357 in the top division.
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  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    My dads all time favourite player. RIP Jimmy
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  3. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist

    When Jimmy met The Donald.

    RIP Greavsie.
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  4. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Amazing goalscoring numbers, and I believe he had scored 100 of those by the time he was 20!
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  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Does anyone remember a Greavsie classic when someone wrote into the Saint and Greavsie asking for a Watford goal (or it could have been one of our strikers’ goals) and Greavsie replied this is the Saint and Greavsie, not Tales of the Unexpected.

    Great player and personality.
  6. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Never saw Greaves play. The 1970 World Cup was the first I remember, I think that was also the year he joined West Ham. Still a young man in today’s footballer terms, but basically it was the end of his career. I do remember a TV review on the World Cup, Greaves would go to Mexico as a driver in a rally car.

    Very soon after that he retired and then the next I saw him on TV was a few years later when he came back playing for Barnet. A review was on the early rounds of the FA Cup, a typical quip from him was that he never knew it started before New Year.

    RIP a true great of football.
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  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    There was a joke doing the rounds about that time where the Chelsea fans argued Greaves was at his best when he played for them, while the Spurs fans said he was at his best when he played for Tottenham. Meanwhile the West Ham fans said he was at his best when he played for Chelsea or Spurs.
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  8. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Only found out when MOTD came on lastnight as I avoid any news during the day so I can watch the highlights. Absolute legend on and off the pitch. I am only old enough to remember him on Saint and Greavsie but loved that show.
  9. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Used to have Saint in stitches every week. Loved when Marseille started splashing the cash and Greavsie ruminated on the French Connection at Saturday lunchtime.
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  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

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  11. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    RIP Roger. Another one of the football greats passes on to the VIP Club in the sky. Wishes and kindness to all his family and friends. xx
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  13. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    RIP Roger Hunt, owner of some astonishing scoring records for the red Scousers.

    I pleaded with my dad to buy me a red shirt and shorts combo as a pretend 'Liverpool' kit for my birthday in 1967. No kit exploitation in those far off days. Although I was a lifelong Hornet already (Currie, Scullion, Eddy), there was nothing odd about liking another team back then if they were sufficiently big time. I was still revelling in Roger Hunt's 1966 performances, Geoff Hurst didn't quite cut it for me. Dad eventually relented and I wore the red kit fairly non-stop for months! I managed to delude myself that this kit had turned me into the best young striker in SW Herts. Sadly my teammates in Holyrood Primary weren't fooled and neither was Mr Walsh who picked the school team. I still only managed to get in as a right-footed left back/left half - "stay in your own half or you won't get picked next week" (Mr Walsh) - and was never asked to play striker. Their loss. Perhaps Adam Masina might have had a similar experience, just a thought...?
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  14. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

  15. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Very sad news so swift in the wake of the passing of Jimmy Greaves. Liverpools all time top scorer. And the scorer of the first televised goal on MOTD. As with Greavsie he only received an MBE. I know awards are meaningless in the grand scheme of things but when you see some of the people rewarded today with titles it's amazing how players like these never had higher awards. Nonetheless he was known as Sir Roger by all and sundry on Merseyside although a Warrington born lad.


  16. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    What a tremendous compilation of RH's goals Smudger what a great find and I even liked the song too. But the highlight has to be the Laughing Policeman at 1.19...sheer joy!
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  17. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Happier times. Less tribalism as well. You will no doubt have read of the many accounts of supporters at that time going to alternative grounds just to see certain players play. Players like Jimmy Greaves.
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