Zidane: I've never heard of them.

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  1. SpursManChris

    SpursManChris Well-Known Member

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    One of football's great myths is that three-time World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane was rejected as a teenager by Tottenham.
    The World Cup winner, who played for Real Madrid and Juventus, was supposedly branded 'too wooden' by Gerry Francis.


    But when Zidane was asked about his widely-discussed trial in north London this week, ZZ looked baffled and spluttered "who?".
    His translator apologised and explained: "I don't think he has heard of Tottenham Hotspur."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...d=506264&in_page_id=1771&ICO=SPORT&ICL=TOPART



    Anyone old enough to have remembered this, even if it was as a rumour????
     
  2. joey55

    joey55 Active Member

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    It's been mentioned on here before, but I don't believe it. There are a few Zidane rumours going round, such as Blackburn ownrer Jack Walker asking why they'd need him when they have Tim Sherwood, or Villa opting for Mark Draper insted of Zidane. They are all probably urban myths.
     
  3. CaptainCat

    CaptainCat Well-Known Member

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    He must be still bitter that we turned him down. ;-)
     
  4. oohaahedgar

    oohaahedgar Active Member

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    He must be stupid if he doesn't know the name Tottenham Hotspur.
     
  5. joey55

    joey55 Active Member

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    He did headbutt and oponent during the most watched sporting event on the planet:shrug:
     
  6. CaptainCat

    CaptainCat Well-Known Member

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    Especially considering his French manager announced he was leaving them for us during Euro 2004.
     
  7. KarsenToon

    KarsenToon Member

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    He played with Davids for about 3 years at Juve and he should of heard about him joining us.
     
  8. Zuben

    Zuben Closet User Never Timid

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    Who are the f*ck ARE tottenham?!
     
  9. themanwhofellasleep

    themanwhofellasleep z-list internet celebrity

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    Why should he have heard of us?

    The problem with Spurs fans is that we have an overinflated view of the importance of our club. In the time that Zidane played in France, Italy and Spain, we weren't in the Champions League, were briefly in the UEFA Cup and spent most of our time in the lower reaches of the Prem.

    Would you expect Wayne Rooney or Ashley Cole to have heard of Osasuna or Getafe?
     
  10. Rabbi_Krustofski

    Rabbi_Krustofski Active Member

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    Load of old rubbish that ZZ didn't know Tottenham Hotspur. You'd expect someone involved in football at his level to know all the teams in the leading european leagues.
     
  11. Flatters

    Flatters Racist Troll

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  12. carrickature

    carrickature Frank Welker

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    well we do, so surely someone with more to do with football would know about other teams in other leagues
     
  13. CaptainCat

    CaptainCat Well-Known Member

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    I'd be shocked if they hadn't.
     
  14. Rabbi_Krustofski

    Rabbi_Krustofski Active Member

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    Especially with the rise of Championship Manager and Pro Evo ...they both GREATLY educated me on world football
     
  15. joey.leone

    joey.leone Well-Known Member

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    well yes i would.

    besides, they havent got histories that match ours.
     
  16. Mullers

    Mullers Unknown member

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    Once again the daily mail dig up a rehashed story, I first heard this during the last world cup.
     
  17. llamafarmer

    llamafarmer One of Spursking's African boys

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    I'd be shocked if he hasn't heard of Spurs. I'm sure any football fan worth his salt could name a string of Spanish, Italian and even French, German and Portugese sides beyond the CL regulars.

    We're a famous English club and as has been pointed out, he's played with and against Spurs players in the past and his head coach at France left to become our manager!
     
  18. jimmy-jojo

    jimmy-jojo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, because a footballers knowledge of the game begins when he turns professional...absolute nonsense!

    Anybody who has taken an interest in European in the last 30 years will know about Tottenham Hotspur.

    Zidane is just being a git.
     
  19. SouthLondonSpur

    SouthLondonSpur SC Supporter

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    How VERY dare you!
     

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