The GLENN HODDLE thread

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I'm pretty sure Hod got 53 caps - this is from memory - I'm certain he got over 50 - again from memory - of course quite a few were as sub

While Hod was treated unfairly by England managers - especially Greenwood who dropped Hod straight after his wonder debut - confidence building or what? - we must also remember injuries cut short his career - bobby robson had him ear marked as a key player sometime round 84 - again all from memory - but hod get horribly injured - I think by a foul tackle

Anyway I've probably said this earlier in thread but Hod is my fave spurs player ever - and I've seen Greaves Smith White Jones Blanchflower Mackay, not to mention Ginola Gazza Lineker Klinsmann and Berbatov and many others besides
 
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saw a lot of glenns playing days ..the man was different class.

still yet to see a player strike or pass a ball as sweetly as him..

a true tottenham legend.
 

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In his prime Glenda was probably the finest European footballer of his era.

If I was to try to compare him it could only be with the likes of Cruyff, Platini, Jozsef Bozsik, Ronaldinho and George Best, oh and Zizou of course. These were/are class players - untouchables.

Glenn was the sort of player you build a national team around. I bet he'd be first on Capello's team sheet.

Week-in, week-out I was lucky enough to watch a god play football. How many gooners can say that?
 

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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.
I remember that game so well, a steward up there on the day said it was the most away fans he'd ever seen including Liverpool. Amazing support. I went home and away for many of Glennda's seasons with us, and he was quite simply superb. Loved him.

The story you've told doesn't surprise me; I've met him a few times, and he always, always had time for you; a smile, a hello, a quick chat...

He will ALWAYS be MY King of White Hart Lane (more so then Gilly for obvious reasons I think!) and he REMAINS a legend that not even his failed managerial tenure with us can tarnish...

Had the press not ridiculed and taken him out of context, I believe England would've won a major tournament under his handling...
 

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Hod is god, he and Tottenham were the perfect fit.

My first trip to the lane as a boy I saw him and Waddle warming up and it was beautiful, I'm convinced that ball was on string between them.

Cruyff, Maradona, Platini and others knew and acknowleged just how good he was yet the British media wouldn't see it and England management couldn't see it
 

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Glenn certainly did get 53 caps, and as to why he wasn't capped more often, i think we need look no further than the famous Danny Blanchflower quote I see so often here (and quite right too):

"Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury."

That would surely be a direct reference to the England set-up, as he'd hardly be talking about Spurs, would he?

I also think England palyed some of the best - and purposeful - football under Hod - taking Argentina to penalties with only 10 men? Puh-lease!!!

I thought the FA should have considered him again - when you consider why he was 'let go' and consider what Sven got up to - not to mention the spit-roasting habits of about half the England squad.

I'm not judging them - just saying Glenn was treated more than harshly - and he wasn't paid a billion a week like that priapic bald Swede.

Maybe he was a right git in a previouis life! (Sorry Mr H.)
 

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On Sunday night I watched the highlights of the Chelsea vs Spurs FA Cup quarter final from 1982 (res.2-3) at Stamford Bridge.

I was high up in the East Stand that afternoon, after a quarter of a century I still hold that day to be special (what with the yellow socks) as well.

6/3/82 vs Chelsea FAC 1/4 final 2-3 Hoddle Arch, Hazard
13/3/82 vs Liverpool LC Final 1-3 lost
17/3/82 vs E.Frankfurt 1-2 Hoddle**
20/3/82 vs Soton 3-2 Roberts(3)

So.back in them heady days it was - London SW6, Wembley, West Germany & WHL in the space of 14 days, saw them all, the Liv game was a travesty, 7 mins to go
Galvin had been "eliminated" by Souness early on, our first ever cup final loss, yet a few days later we were out in W Germany having travelled by coach (phew) to see a special Hoddle goal (well mine anyway) to see us through to the Cup winners cup semi against Barcelona who cynically beat us over two legs.

Them were heady days, Hodd made it all happen.

Thanks for all that Glenn. You were worth it.
 
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simply the KING OF WHITE HART LANE -
greatest player that i will probably ever see
gutted it never worked for him as manager
the club should produce a dvd with all his goals-
GOD
 

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Glenn Hoddle

I've seen a few threads discussing Spurs legends...well I know for generations before me we're talking about Eddie Baily (VERY UNDERRATED BUT VITAL LEADER OF THE ARTHUR ROWE PUSH AND RUN SIDE), DaveMcKay, Jimmy Greaves, Cyril and Stevie Perryman (a fucking lion)...but for me, the player who just fucking had EVERYTHING was Glenn Hoddle.

The best footballer I have ever seen. Two-footed, sublime short and long range passing, a goalscorer and also able to muck in with a tackle or three (note his leaving Waddock on the deck during the 82 cup final and advancing to receive a pass outside the box which he then slammed home)...

Has anybody really seen a better Spurs player than Hoddle? If so, let's discuss. And further, here's a few of my favorite Hoddle moments witnessed live in the flesh...

1) Sublime pass for Crooksie in the 81 semi-final replay.
2) Free-kick in the 81 Cup Final.
3) Bullet from 30 yards at Anfield 81/82
4) Goal against Chelski 82 QFs, fucking beautifulf beautiful team goal...
5) Sublime spin and chip against Watford 1983
6) That goal against QPR in 82 cup final
7) Masterclass against Cruyff when Feyenoord came to the Lane in 82/83


You can see where this is going...the man was simply a fucking football GOD!!!!!!!
 

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Had Alfie Conn stuck with us and developed his full potential, he would have been just a shade behind Hoddle.
 

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Has anybody really seen a better Spurs player than Hoddle?
You can see where this is going...the man was simply a fucking football GOD!!!!!!!
:) Steff - I've seen all the Spurs greats 'live' from Blanchflower & Co up to Berbs today and Hod is still my fave - truly worth the admission money on his own - at a time when thuggery flourished and pitches weren't bowling greens, Hodd was a beacon of artistry in the English game -

the 82 'masterclass' at the Bridge in the Cup 6th round is another worth mentioning - what a day that was amidst the hate that was Fulham Broadway that afternoon
 

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:) Steff - I've seen all the Spurs greats 'live' from Blanchflower & Co up to Berbs today and Hod is still my fave - truly worth the admission money on his own - at a time when thuggery flourished and pitches weren't bowling greens, Hodd was a beacon of artistry in the English game -

the 82 'masterclass' at the Bridge in the Cup 6th round is another worth mentioning - what a day that was amidst the hate that was Fulham Broadway that afternoon
Although I was high up in the (then) new East Stand
that afternoon I didn't relive the goals at my leisure until a couple of week ago when ESPN showed the highlights.

Nice one.
 

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Although I was high up in the (then) new East Stand
that afternoon I didn't relive the goals at my leisure until a couple of week ago when ESPN showed the highlights.

Nice one.
It was wasn't it TCO :) I remember going to see CFC play Arsenal in the 70s with my Dad, an arsenal fan, and we went into this terrifyingly high stand, that was just there bang on its own, I don't know if that was the same stand, but it was well scary to me who'd never gone higher han the Shelf before at football matches (well maybe a little higher, but nothing like that)
 
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Nobody mention the Fairy Tale send off ?????

After announcing his move to Monaco, in league game against Oxford City ( it's true they were once in the 1st Div) which i'm sure was his last home game.......

Picking the ball up late on just outside our area, running the length of the pitch, beating two defenders, a magical dummy, rounding the keeper & walking ball into the net.......

With 35 thou' Yids singing " Don't go Hoddle.." turns to Paxton, then Shelf, saluting us adoring fans, blowing kiss's as a goodbye...................:bowdown::bowdown:

Was one of many fans in tears, priveledged to see the greatest Spur ever:bowdown::bowdown:
 
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My Dad always tells me about a goal he scored against Bolton that was never televised and so is lost for ever.

He says it was Hoddles best and the best he has seen for Spurs.
 

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My Dad always tells me about a goal he scored against Bolton that was never televised and so is lost for ever.

He says it was Hoddles best and the best he has seen for Spurs.
Yep PLP I missed that legendary goal too - it was in the Cup from memory -

apparently it was so audacious that some people thought he couldn't have meant it

such a shame it's lost to the world

it's a bit like Greavesie's goal v Leicester - but luckily I was there for that one :)
 

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Hoddle's best goal ever -

This one - someone find the video quick, Brian Moore commentates.

http://www.mehstg.com/nottsformatch.htm

scroll down for...

27.10.1979 A stunning goal from Glenn Hoddle won this match for Spurs against a strong Forest side. On a sunny autumn afternoon at White Hart Lane, Milija Aleksic kicked the ball upfield, where Gerry Armstrong flicked it on. Chris Jones knocked the ball back into the path of Hoddle, who produced a stunning volley that flew past a helpless Peter Shilton to give Tottenham an early lead they held to the end of the match.
Featuring on The Big Match TV programme, the goal was hailed as the best that season, with the ball not touchng the ground until it nestled in the back of the net at the Park Lane end.
 
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