A selection of quotes from the great man. I wonder what he would have made of football as it is today and especially Martin Jol and the boys...........
"Everything in our favour was against us."
"The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom."
"George [ Best] makes a greater appeal to the senses than [Tom] Finney or [Stanley] Matthews did, his movements are quicker, lighter, more balletic. George offers grander surprises to the mind and the eye. He has ice in his veins, warmth in his heart, and timing and balance in his feet"
"[Glenn] Hoddle? No, it's the bad players who are a luxury."
"If we've got the ball, they can't score."
"We aim to equalise before the other team score. We should get our retaliation in first."
"If we Northern Ireland don't know what we're going to do, how can the other side?"
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."
"Ideas are very funny things. They never work unless you do."
Spurs Club Director: "The trouble with you is that you think you know all the answers." Blanchflower: "Ah, God love you, you don't even know the questions!"
"Ah well, ma'am, you see we all know each other!" (Danny Blanchflower to Duchess of Kent at the 1967 Cup Final. The Duchess asked why the Leicester City players had names on their tracksuits and the Spurs team didn't.)
"We've got a good side here, we WILL win the double this season..!"(Danny Blanchflower - 1960)