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RIP Greavsie.
« on: September 19, 2021, 05:58:10 PM »
One of the greatest of the greats.

"People talk about legends sometimes very loosely. With Jimmy, you can use that word consistently because he was that wherever he played - his sublime goalscoring ability, his finishing and the character that he was".

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2021, 06:08:01 PM »
Very sad day indeed.  Greavsie and Aubrey Boyce both leaving us.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 06:10:24 PM »
Very sad day indeed.  Greavsie and Aubrey Boyce both leaving us.

Both looked good in their Sheepskin coats!  ☺
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2021, 01:47:22 PM »
Jimmy had brief spells in the Southern League with Chelmsford City and Barnet in the mid-Seventies. Can anyone remember whether he crossed paths with Lynn?
His old Spurs teammate Cliff Jones from the glory-glory days lined up for the Linnets when Reg Davies was in charge at The Walks.
I count myself lucky to have seen Jimmy live in the Sixties. He scored a magnificent goal against Man Utd in  1965 which for several years started the Match of the Day opening sequence. I was watching from the Park Lane end when he waltzed through the Utd defence. A true great.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 06:06:54 PM »
How much would Jimmy cost in todays market, on the pitches he played on. Todays players play on bowling greens. RIP Jim, you were and are one of the greatest ever.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2021, 06:21:05 PM »
How much would Jimmy cost in todays market, on the pitches he played on. Todays players play on bowling greens. RIP Jim, you were and are one of the greatest ever.

If Harry Kane is worth £150m....Jimmy 250 plus

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2021, 07:28:48 PM »
great quote in todays Daily Mail by Roy Keane. Greavsie once said he went through a goal drought and it was the worst 15 minutes of his career! Absolutely brilliant.

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2021, 07:51:43 PM »
great quote in todays Daily Mail by Roy Keane. Greavsie once said he went through a goal drought and it was the worst 15 minutes of his career! Absolutely brilliant.

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2021, 10:11:53 PM »
Jimmy had brief spells in the Southern League with Chelmsford City and Barnet in the mid-Seventies. Can anyone remember whether he crossed paths with Lynn?

Think I remember him name checking Lynn on Saint and Greavise after another one of his ex non-league clubs, Woodford Town, knocked us out of the FA Cup to qualify for the first round proper. Woodford were a couple of leagues below Lynn I think so it was something of an upset!

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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 10:38:28 AM »
By pure chance I literally bumped into Jimmy Greaves in 1996 during the interval of The 3 Tenors concert at the old Wembley Stadium. I shook his hand and told him he was a hero of mine. Had a chat for a few minutes. Lovely chap, no swank or pretence.

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2021, 12:17:00 PM »
I think Jimmy played on the Walks, in about 1956? My father took me to see Lynn play Chelsea A, He was in the Chelsea Team. I may have the dates wrong. But one thing for sure, he WAS a great player. RIP.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2021, 02:49:58 PM »
Jimmy was the closest English football ever had to Lionel Messi.  He was also the epitome of a nipster, and the sort of player who was in every team, (still is, abroad), before we got hung up on trends like “Big and Strong”, “winning fouls”, “That holding role” etc…..  I believe we’re just coming out of it now, with the likes of Salah, Mane, Son, etc…. COYL - pick the nipsters !!

 

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