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msc

Posted Today, 11:47 AM

I think Greaves will go down as one of British football's greatest strikers, no doubt. But I'm hoping he pulls through...

 

So am I. 

 

Mind you, if he does go now, Spade will look smug, having suggested Greaves in December as a possible... 


themaninblack

Posted Today, 11:30 AM

I think Greaves will go down as one of British football's greatest strikers, no doubt. But I'm hoping he pulls through...


Damon Killian

Posted Today, 11:16 AM

Greavesy in hospital after a stroke. http://www.itv.com/n...e-after-stroke/

 

Are you saying he will soon be a saint ?

 

Sorry, not very good but the best I could come up with


Spade_Cooley

Posted Today, 11:16 AM

Greaves' pure goal-scoring record has to put him up there though, along with the fact that he succeeded at four different environments (his much maligned spell in Italy still saw him score 9 goals in 12 games for an AC Milan side that weren't exactly pulling up any trees). The fact that he got overshadowed (well, eclipsed entirely) by Geoff Hurst in 66 is presumably what really keeps him out of the discussion.


maryportfuncity

Posted Today, 10:48 AM

Weird how there's a very good argument to be made for Greaves being the greatest English footballer of all-time, yet he's going to be remembered as a piss-head proto-banter merchant pundit.

 

 

Greatest English player ever?

 

Mmm, dunno, as good as Lineker, easily, but up there with Charlton, Bobby Moore or even David Beckham, dunno. The clincher being the greats can usually claim to have won matches or forced important results entirely on their own flashes of skill (Beckham's last gap free kick or Charlton's brace to beat Portugal in 1966 being examples).


Dr. Zorders

Posted Today, 10:47 AM

Weird how there's a very good argument to be made for Greaves being the greatest English footballer of all-time, yet he's going to be remembered as a piss-head proto-banter merchant pundit.

So? Gazza's gotta be in the top 10 and he's gonna be remembered as a piss-head proto-Amy Winehouse tear-spraying Raoul-Moat botherer.


Fergie86

Posted Today, 10:31 AM

Hope Greavies pulls through, played before my time but still an all time great, seems a nice bloke too. Strokes are horrible things, depends which part of the Brain it hit, how quickly he got hospital attention etc though at 75 even if he survives wouldn't be surprised if it was the beginning of the end for him, could be one for 2016 Death List if he gets there. Still surprising he has lived as long as he has had considering in the 70's he drank 20 beers a day before drinking a bottle of Vodka his liver must of being pickled though not drinking since 1978 must of helped his liver recover.


Spade_Cooley

Posted Today, 10:04 AM

Weird how there's a very good argument to be made for Greaves being the greatest English footballer of all-time, yet he's going to be remembered as a piss-head proto-banter merchant pundit.


Paul Bearer

Posted Today, 09:22 AM

Greavesy in hospital after a stroke. http://www.itv.com/n...e-after-stroke/

gcreptile

Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:18 PM

Sporting Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens "needs a miracle" to survive after collapsing during a game on Monday - seems like another cardiac issue much like Foe or Muamba.

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/32492598

The miracle didn't happen:

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/32537425


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