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Arguably the greatest English goal scorer of all time. A phenomenal goal scoring record and proud to say I saw him play when at his best.

I think Iím correct in saying that Palace are the only team that he played against and never managed scored.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 19 Sep 21 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


This has come up before but his record is even more incredible considering some of the awful pitches he played on, the offside rule was different and defenders got away with some brutal stuff, including tackling from behind.
His partnership with Alan Gilzean was almost telepathic.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 19 Sep 21 5.07pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

We went to a Saint n greavsey gentlemanís evening at selhurst back in the 80ís, so funny and a great tv show and double act back then.
Apparently only Messi and Ronaldo have scored more top flight goals than him.
Proper footballing legend RIP

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Sep 21 6.24pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Very quick, with or without the ball. Those legs and feet moved fast.

 


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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 19 Sep 21 7.17pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

My dads favourite all time player he used to bunk of school to watch him and walk from Brixton to the bridge matches used to be in the afternoon then on weekdays rip Jimmy a real legend

 


walking down the holmesdale road to see the palace aces!

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Online Flag Hassocks 19 Sep 21 9.59pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I'm old enough, and lucky enough, to have seen him play several times, including against Palace.

A wonderful striker. Here is a sample of his skill - deft touches, shots, dribbling.Most of the footage is poor quality but never mind.

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View tonymikejoe's Profile tonymikejoe Flag C.P. 20 Sep 21 12.40am Send a Private Message to tonymikejoe Add tonymikejoe as a friend

Brace yourselves for the hollow BBC tributes.
Those hypocrites have elected to bury all pre-1992 football in favour of promoting their precious PL.
They even crown their pundit Alan Shearer EVERY time he's on as the PL's top scorer.
Would it really be that difficult to list him as 5th all-time scorer in top-flight English league football?
A mighty 74 goals behind the great Jimmy Greaves.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 20 Sep 21 10.32am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by tonymikejoe

Brace yourselves for the hollow BBC tributes.
Those hypocrites have elected to bury all pre-1992 football in favour of promoting their precious PL.
They even crown their pundit Alan Shearer EVERY time he's on as the PL's top scorer.
Would it really be that difficult to list him as 5th all-time scorer in top-flight English league football?
A mighty 74 goals behind the great Jimmy Greaves.

Thing is that games were regularly high scoring back then and defenders werenít as good. Some players wouldíve made it in any era and Greavsie is one.

 


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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Online Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 20 Sep 21 10.53am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I used to see Jimmy quite often in The Moorgate pub in the City....I worked at the NatWest bank opposite, and he owned a Travel Agency nearby. Nobody bothered him but if he was asked for an autograph, he always obliged and was always approachable.

As a player, he was simply the best at what he did.

His final game for Spurs was actually against Palace when we beat them 1-0 in the FA Cup, which was considered to be quite an upset at that time.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 20 Sep 21 11.09am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by baldeagle73

My dads favourite all time player he used to bunk of school to watch him and walk from Brixton to the bridge matches used to be in the afternoon then on weekdays rip Jimmy a real legend

Funnily enough my dad couldn't stand him. He always moaned that he didn't get very involved in the game, just waited in the penalty area for the ball to come his way. I think it had something to do with the fact that he had an intense dislike for any London club other than Palace.

Good to see some of the photos of Greaves in the papers today though. Kits without sponsors logos and players names, big brown football boots, leather balls, muddy pitches and Greaves having a post match ciggy in the dressing room. Different game then really.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 20 Sep 21 1.53pm Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

I was a kid in the crowd behind the goal , when Jim ,as a sixteen year old ,not only made his debut for Chelsea, but scored their goal in a 1-1 draw at Whitehart Lane,. The start of a legend., He never stopped being lethal in front of goal, and rare if ever lucky with it. One on one , your money was pretty safe with Jim.
In his biography, he tells how, he went to that game on a bus with his kit in a bag. Walking the last bit to the ground. The commissionaire , at Spurs , wouldnít let him through the door to begin with, as he didnít believe this little fella was likely to be playing. At the same time his dad was arguing with the club over how much he should be earning. Not certain, but I think he was on £6 a week, and his dad wanted £8 .It just goes to show it doesnít matter how much you pay these young players now a days, you have to be born as a real genius for this game. God bless you Jim,RIP.

 

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View Annie Oakley's Profile Annie Oakley Flag South Croydon 22 Sep 21 5.38pm Send a Private Message to Annie Oakley Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Annie Oakley as a friend

I was always a fan of Jimmy Greaves. My Late Dad's favourite player. On Saint and Greavsey he was absolutely great. I have always missed that programme. Bye bye Jimmy. A truly great player and a lovely man.

 

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