Football Obituaries

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by zztop, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    One of the greatest goal scorers of all time. It’s quite well known that Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time top goal scorer with 260. Jimmy Greaves scored 357 in the top division.
     
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  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    My dads all time favourite player. RIP Jimmy
     
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  3. reg_varney

    reg_varney Reservist



    When Jimmy met The Donald.



    RIP Greavsie.
     
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  4. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Amazing goalscoring numbers, and I believe he had scored 100 of those by the time he was 20!
     
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  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Does anyone remember a Greavsie classic when someone wrote into the Saint and Greavsie asking for a Watford goal (or it could have been one of our strikers’ goals) and Greavsie replied this is the Saint and Greavsie, not Tales of the Unexpected.

    Great player and personality.
     
  6. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Never saw Greaves play. The 1970 World Cup was the first I remember, I think that was also the year he joined West Ham. Still a young man in today’s footballer terms, but basically it was the end of his career. I do remember a TV review on the World Cup, Greaves would go to Mexico as a driver in a rally car.

    Very soon after that he retired and then the next I saw him on TV was a few years later when he came back playing for Barnet. A review was on the early rounds of the FA Cup, a typical quip from him was that he never knew it started before New Year.

    RIP a true great of football.
     
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  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    There was a joke doing the rounds about that time where the Chelsea fans argued Greaves was at his best when he played for them, while the Spurs fans said he was at his best when he played for Tottenham. Meanwhile the West Ham fans said he was at his best when he played for Chelsea or Spurs.
     
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  8. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Only found out when MOTD came on lastnight as I avoid any news during the day so I can watch the highlights. Absolute legend on and off the pitch. I am only old enough to remember him on Saint and Greavsie but loved that show.
     
  9. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Used to have Saint in stitches every week. Loved when Marseille started splashing the cash and Greavsie ruminated on the French Connection at Saturday lunchtime.
     
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  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

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  11. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    RIP Roger. Another one of the football greats passes on to the VIP Club in the sky. Wishes and kindness to all his family and friends. xx
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  13. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    RIP Roger Hunt, owner of some astonishing scoring records for the red Scousers.

    I pleaded with my dad to buy me a red shirt and shorts combo as a pretend 'Liverpool' kit for my birthday in 1967. No kit exploitation in those far off days. Although I was a lifelong Hornet already (Currie, Scullion, Eddy), there was nothing odd about liking another team back then if they were sufficiently big time. I was still revelling in Roger Hunt's 1966 performances, Geoff Hurst didn't quite cut it for me. Dad eventually relented and I wore the red kit fairly non-stop for months! I managed to delude myself that this kit had turned me into the best young striker in SW Herts. Sadly my teammates in Holyrood Primary weren't fooled and neither was Mr Walsh who picked the school team. I still only managed to get in as a right-footed left back/left half - "stay in your own half or you won't get picked next week" (Mr Walsh) - and was never asked to play striker. Their loss. Perhaps Adam Masina might have had a similar experience, just a thought...?
     
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  14. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

  15. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Very sad news so swift in the wake of the passing of Jimmy Greaves. Liverpools all time top scorer. And the scorer of the first televised goal on MOTD. As with Greavsie he only received an MBE. I know awards are meaningless in the grand scheme of things but when you see some of the people rewarded today with titles it's amazing how players like these never had higher awards. Nonetheless he was known as Sir Roger by all and sundry on Merseyside although a Warrington born lad.

    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...d-world-cup-winner-and-liverpool-striker-dies

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  16. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    What a tremendous compilation of RH's goals Smudger what a great find and I even liked the song too. But the highlight has to be the Laughing Policeman at 1.19...sheer joy!
     
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  17. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Happier times. Less tribalism as well. You will no doubt have read of the many accounts of supporters at that time going to alternative grounds just to see certain players play. Players like Jimmy Greaves.
     
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  18. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  19. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Yeh just seen the news. Sad news, great icon in football for the North of England. Condolences to family and close friends. RIP x
     
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  20. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Another one of football commentary's golden age has passed on. Gerald Sinstadt has gone to the broadcasting room in the sky aged ninety one. Like many of his contemporaries a commentator precise and to the point. No needless flannel or waffle. No continual talking over the action. A consummate professional who like his fellows learnt his craft over many years and with plenty of hard work. One of whom was the equally wonderful and thankfully still with us Barry Davies.


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  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  24. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Great player Ray Kennedy.

    Difficult man off the field by all accounts, but great player
     
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Maybe caused by the Parkinson's ?

    He had it since 1984 apparently so very young.

    Must have been hard for his family to see him go from top athlete to being so reliant on others .
     
  26. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Well the medications certainly didn't help in his later years but I think he was a bit of a ladies man. Marriage ended in divorce when he pushed his wife down the stairs after an argument about his serial infidelities
     
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  27. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Ray Kennedy will always be associated with Liverpool, but for me he was one of the best players in that purple patch Arsenal team of 1970-72. I think i last saw him play for Swansea against us. RIP
     
  28. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    John Sillett. A Coventry legend who has passed on and is as fondly remembered among the Sky Blues faithful as Jimmy Hill. His death follows in the wake of his assistant George Curtis who guided Coventry to their finest hour on a glorious sunny afternoon at the old Wembley stadium in May 1987 upsetting the favourites Tottenham Hotspur managed by David Pleat and with deadly Clive Allen leading their line.

    I was only a small child at the time but followed the cue of my father in getting behind the underdogs cheering the opener from Dave Bennett and the stupendous equalizer from Keith Houchen and dancing around madly when the final whistle blew on what was one of the finest ever FA Cup finals ever. Sillett was over the moon narely able to control his joy and no doubt the parties in Coventry went on a long time. A real character and will be sorely missed by the Coventry faithful just when the club seems to have turned the corner again.

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  29. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I’m pleased to say I was at that Final, having got a ticket in the ballot for Watford season ticket holders (something that doesn’t happen in these days of corporate hospitality). Happily, I was in the Coventry end and so could enjoy it even more.
     
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  30. wfc4ever

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  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Very sad news. Highly talented. There was more to it at the time he left West Ham to join Swindon. Did not get the help he needed and manila envelopes once again appears to be the nasty oik that he is. Oxford legend. I am sure they will do something to remember him by.

    https://www.skysports.com/football/...ted-hero-on-infamous-58-day-spell-at-west-ham
     
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  33. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  34. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    That team was great fun, but ultimately underachievers.
    In fact World Cups from that era and earlier were much more fun because you got to see great players you’d never heard of, due to the fact that they weren’t all playing for big British and European teams and weren’t all on TV every week.
     
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  35. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

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    He had survived a previous car crash but not this one. Winner of titles in Brazil with Palmeiras and Corinthians and an idol at both. That was a great Colombian side that really pushed the Cafeteros into the limelight with the traditional big three teams of CONMEBOL. I vividly remember the bushy haired Valderrama leisurely strolling around the midfield before delivering surgical passes here there and everywhere. The elegant Cabrera at the back and then the electric pace and trickery of Rincon upfront.

    That side was young and came an unexpected cropper against Cameroon thanks to a mistake from the flamboyant Higuita of scorpion kick fame. They matured and in the run up to 1994 could have been considered as one of the favourites with the addition of Asprilla and Valencia as a foil to Valderrama and a far more stable presence in goal with Mondragon. As circumstances transpired they once again seemed to suffer from the burden of expectation which led to the horrific murder of Andres Escobar a member of the 1990 squad as well.

    They should have thumped the West Germans as then.

     

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