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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    As mentioned, Saint and Greavsie was essential viewing growing up, one of the highlights on TV.
    Seemed like a top bloke too, never saw him play as I wasn’t old enough.

    RIP Greavsie


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley View Post
    Played for the rossoneri too.

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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Couldn't have a minutes silence then

    What a sad indictment on modern society
    Why didn’t they?


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Didn't they go the minutes applause route?

    Jimmy was a great player and such a funny guy on Saint and Greavsie.

    RIP.


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    "It's a funny old game!"


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Used to love watching Saint and Greavsie.

    Never knew in those days what great players they were back in their days.

    Times when I'd go down the local video shop and rent out Sugar Ray Leonard videos at the age of 9, with my massive interest in boxing.

    Then get up on a Saturday morning and watch Greavsie. I've seen his highlights since then and I can truly appreciate what a tremendous player he was.

    He had that poise and elegance and control of a football that George Best had. Dribbling past people for fun, knowing which way they were going to go. Just brilliant. RIP.


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.



    I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women,. Suddenly, uncritically giving no thought to the pain it could bring. - Nick Hornby

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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    Why didn’t they?
    Fuck knows Gob

    Probably concerned about the attention span of those in attendance


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Gonna search kindle store for a Greavsie biog


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    Fuck knows Gob

    Probably concerned about the attention span of those in attendance
    Someone like Greavsie deserved the full silence. A genuine legend that spanned generations and was loved by everyone despite what clubs he played for. Not many household names in the same vain. Clough was one, greaves another, Jackie charlton. Maybe Bobby robson.


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3cItseDX-ak

    Quite amusing as that clip from fantasy football was clearly laughing at the harmless old person racism of calling Frank Bruno a Michael Jackson look a like but they blacked up and put pineapples on their head and did impressions of Jason Lee. Which would now be considered harmless old people racism


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Watching Saint and Greavsie reminded me of when Forest were good. Always seemed to be in the top 6. Greavsie always fondly called BC 'Cloughie'. Things were great then if you were a forest fan. We played football in the right way (popular thing always said about Forest). Always seemed to play at Wembley or at least reached the 1/4 final stage consistently. Teams like Burnley, Bournemouth playing us in the cup were awaiting to be the next 'Giant killers'. Ah...those were good times.


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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by forestguy View Post
    Watching Saint and Greavsie reminded me of when Forest were good. Always seemed to be in the top 6. Greavsie always fondly called BC 'Cloughie'. Things were great then if you were a forest fan. We played football in the right way (popular thing always said about Forest). Always seemed to play at Wembley or at least reached the 1/4 final stage consistently. Teams like Burnley, Bournemouth playing us in the cup were awaiting to be the next 'Giant killers'. Ah...those were good times.
    They were, weren’t they?

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Default Re: RIP Jimmy Greaves.

    Greaves always made it look easy, passing the ball into the net with little effort. I think he's England's best ever striker.

    As an outsider, I'd say he was Spurs and Chelsea's greatest ever player. Not many players would be even considered to be mentioned as the greatest ever at 2 clubs.


 

 

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