The GLENN HODDLE thread

Edgarsglasses

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Glenn Hoddle Was A Footballing Genius & The Real Reason Why I Became A Spurs Fan.i'm Born N Bread In Liverpool & Brought Up With Reds Success All Around Me Yet The First Sight Of Hoddle As A 10 Year Old Turned Me On To The Spurs & Never Looked Back Since.top 3 Goals For Me Volley V Forset.half Way Line V Liverpool At Anfield.chip V Watford.but So So Many To Choose From.glenn Thanks For The Memories You Are Simply The Best Ever Spurs Player Of All Time!!
 
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#22
Watching Hodd warm up with all his superb tricks
before the match you already got your money's
worth, then KO time and how lucky we were to
witness such genius.

In that era I think Hoddle was behind
only two players Platini 2nd and Maradonna 1st, IMO.

There is alot to say about his talent, but I swear on
windy days he used to use the wind to put the ball
where he wanted, that's something I have never seen from
any other footballer, that's one of the reasons why we
called him GOD.
 
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Without a doubt the most talented, skillfull English footballer I have seen in over forty years of attending games, his passing of the ball was magical and he could stop a ball on a sixpence ( showing my age ), and for those who think Beckham could take a free-kick he was a novice compered to Hodd. I still have his picture on my wall today, thank you Glenn for ALL the great memories.
 

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For skills and creativity, Hoddle was even better than Bobby Charlton. What he lacked was Charlton's running power.
 

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hoddle could send a ball 100 yards and land it on top of your nob. pure class:bowdown: :bowdown:
 

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I was driving along the Tottenham High Rd in the early 80's and let someone out of a right turn onto the main drag,
It was the boy/man God.. driving a lhasa green VW scirocco storm, a few years later he said that was his favourite car of all time. (Obviously before he moved into mercedes territory)
 

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I can still remember chuckling to myself when reading about Hoddle correcting Beckham's free-kick technique at the England training camp and him slapping a couple into the top corner just to prove a point.

Quality.
 
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Do u still live at home aswell sundancer? Eek :wink: :roll: :razz:

No mate but that poster always travels with me, you've heard the song were ever I lay my hat thats my home?, well in my case it's were ever I pin my poster that's my home. :wink:
 

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No mate but that poster always travels with me, you've heard the song were ever I lay my hat thats my home?, well in my case it's were ever I pin my poster that's my home. :wink:
:rofl: nice one :shake:
 
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What can be said about Glenn Hoddle that hasn't been said so many times before? I seriously believe he is the finest player Spurs have ever had. We've had some greats, sure - but Hoddle was in a league of his own.

His play-making abilities are what inspired me to play - out in the streets, in the park with my mates, for my local boys team (which was coached and ran by my dad, another big Spurs fan!)

Naturally, I played centre-mid and wore my shirt out, trying to look the "Hoddle-part"!

He was truly brilliant.

Remember the back heel and the chip against Watford?

Remember the run from our box thru 4 Newcastle players in the centre circle and around the keeper?
Remember the pass from Hazard and his volley pass across the box to set up Falco?

Superb.
 

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I was there for the goal at Watford and to this day I can honestly say it's the best goal I have witnessed in the flesh. The bloke must have been transported to us from somewhere in the distant future, just pure class and genius, the so-called superstars of our premiership today aren't fit to clean boots. Anyone else wish they could go back in time and watch it happen all over again ???


:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: GLENN HODDLE
 

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I'll tell you a side of Glenn that only a few of us witnessed first hand.

It was the day we lost to Everton in the FA Cup in 1983 after winning the Cup 2 years on the trot. We took about 10.000 fans up to Goodison and lost for the first time in 3 years. On the way back, we stopped at a service station for something to eat. There was about 20 of us.

As we got back on our minibus, the Spurs Team Coach pulled in and Glenn Hoddle and the rest got off. One of our mates brother, who was 16 and a little retarded ran over to Glenn and started hugging him. Glenn, turned to us and said through all his dissapointment if he could take our mates' brother on the Team bus and we could collect him at WHL.

The sight of seing this young lad on the bus sitting next to Glenn and hugging him still as the Team bus pulled away will always remain with me. Glenn proved that night, what a great he was.

Awwwww bless that made me go all goosepimply...what a man!!

Glenn was the reason I started supporting Spurs all those years ago...had the greatest pair of pins I've seen!! I still love watching him as a pundit on sky sports...the man is a legend!!
 

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I'll tell you a side of Glenn that only a few of us witnessed first hand.

It was the day we lost to Everton in the FA Cup in 1983 after winning the Cup 2 years on the trot. We took about 10.000 fans up to Goodison and lost for the first time in 3 years. On the way back, we stopped at a service station for something to eat. There was about 20 of us.

As we got back on our minibus, the Spurs Team Coach pulled in and Glenn Hoddle and the rest got off. One of our mates brother, who was 16 and a little retarded ran over to Glenn and started hugging him. Glenn, turned to us and said through all his dissapointment if he could take our mates' brother on the Team bus and we could collect him at WHL.

The sight of seing this young lad on the bus sitting next to Glenn and hugging him still as the Team bus pulled away will always remain with me. Glenn proved that night, what a great he was.
That's great story, brought a lump to the throat.

I was lucky enough to see Glenn play many times and he truly was a fantastic player. It such a shame that his stint as our manager didn't work out but that should never detract from what he did for us as a player. He truly falls into the legend bracket.
 
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#36
A level of skill that most footballers dream of having, I'll never forgive Pleat for cutting his Tottenham career short

Hoddle on the ball, Waddle on the wing cross comes over for Alllens head and then it's in the goal 1987.

just a shame the last performance in a Tottenham shirt at Wembley he didn't come of with a winners medal. That last goal against Oxford is just such a fond memory of the end of his Tottenham career at White Hart Lane

Glenda we salute you :bowdown:
 

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#37
He only got 44 caps for England?!!?:eek:mg:
I honestly thought he had at least double that.

How the fuck did he only get 44 caps? When ****s like Ray Wilkins get 80+ caps??
 

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#38
Watching The Hod commentating on the Estonia - England match tonight, he was asked if he would consider the England job again. He didn't say no.
 
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