The JIMMY GREAVES thread

TheChosenOne

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Yeah I was chased out of the ground at that point from the scoreboard, saw blokes like Arthur Chaplin & Johnny Hackney
getting a few thumps, saw Spurs fans getting rolled all the way back to Piccadilly station where I got nutted by a "Cockney Red" who had travelled up on our football special.
I saw blokes having there shoes nicked, sheepskin coats nicked as well.
The train, I think cost 3.50 as well. compared to £2.50 for the higher midlands like Stoke or £2.00 odd to Leicesters.

Oh, By the time I got back to the Station, the Manchester Evening News (The pink edition) had all the footy results in the "stop press"
I got home that night to South Tottenham just in time to see MOTD

When I met MP in the Billy Nick suite about 25 years later I saidf to him, blah blah, I remember the day you got 4 against Man U- he was stunned -cos normally it is theWorld Cup goal thing going on.

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Oh by the way I missed JG round here last week at the local castle hall, doing his tour, totally forgot about it. damn
 

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Didn't he have some sort of falling out with Levy? Something to do with something he wrote in one of his newspaper columns. That's my guess.........IIRC He wasn't even at the 150th anniversary game against Villa last season. Shame.
 
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Saw this on Vital Tottenham a few weeks back....real shame one of the very few players left to join the hall of fame that I would gladly fork out the money for to attend........true legend!

Each year comes and goes with yet another of our former 'greats' inducted into the Hall of Fame. As we greet each recipient with a nod of approval you can't thinking help wondering when is it going to be Jimmy's turn? He was a notable absentee from the 125 year celebrations and many fans at the time (myself included) were critical of the club for not including him and others in this historical event.

When the latest inductee was announced (David Ginola) a thread was posted on Vital asking about JG's omission this in turn prompted a number of us to contact the club directly for an official response, the inquiry and reply read as follows:-


To whom it may concern,

Following on from yesterday's inducting of David Ginola into the Hall of Fame many of us fans look forward with anticipation as to who next will have this great honour bestowed upon them.

I am privileged to have supported our great club since the late 50's and have seen some wonderful players don the lilywhite of spurs. Which brings me to the subject matter.

A question constantly being asked in many circles is why on earth the 'great' Jimmy Greaves has not yet been considered? The roll spans from the 1930's to 2000 and I for one find Greavsie's omission mystifying.

No doubt there is a perfectly good reason for this oversight or it may be that it will occur sometime in the future. I certainly hope so, for I can think of no other 'living' former player who deserves it more.

I await your reply:-




Dear Supporter

Thank you for your note.

Of course, Jimmy's omission from the Hall of Fame is a very sad case for all of us and one that we do desperately seek to rectify at least twice a season.

Regrettably, for his own reasons, Jimmy chooses to have nothing to do with any of his former clubs and very little with the football world in general. We have contacted Jimmy and his representatives on many occasions, including inclusion in the Hall of Fame, to have a lounge named in his honour and for the 125 celebrations last season.

We will continue to ask Jimmy wherever we can, whilst maintaining his wishes.

Kind regards

Jonathan

Jonathan Waite
Customer Services Manager
Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co Ltd
Bill Nicholson Way
748 High Road
London
N17 0AP

To say I was somewhat taken aback by the reply is an understatement I am both sad and disappointed that Jimmy feels this way but feel we must respect his wishes for whatever reasons and let the matter lie. Not wanting to be the conduit of 'propaganda' for the club I held off from publishing this article while Jimmy was contacted via the good offices of another vital member (Greaveswasthegreatest) to allow him to respond in kind. To date we have received no acknowledgement or response and have every reason to believe we aren't going to. The point of this article is for info purposes only and does not seek to open any old wounds that may be apparent, in any case the great Jimmy Greaves will always hold a place in our hearts and in mine and every Spurs fans mind will always be a LEGEND. COYS
 

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3rd Wedding anniversary today, for which the gift is 'leather'. While A&C would be off to his nearest dungeon to stock up on gift ideas, my wife went for the old style brown leather football signed by Jimmy Greaves. Nice.
 

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3rd Wedding anniversary today, for which the gift is 'leather'. While A&C would be off to his nearest dungeon to stock up on gift ideas, my wife went for the old style brown leather football signed by Jimmy Greaves. Nice.


Congrats. Your wife is a good woman to make you that gift.
 
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