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    Fans & players vote greatest XI

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    1. boo

      boo Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      THE TEAM IN FULL

      Starting XI: Pat Jennings; Steve Perryman, Mike England, Ledley King, Cyril Knowles; Dave Mackay, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Paul Gascoigne; Jimmy Greaves, Gareth Bale.

      Substitutes: Hugo Lloris, Jurgen Klinsmann, Danny Blanchflower, Cliff Jones, Gary Mabbutt, Gary Lineker, David Ginola, Luka Modric

      Voted for by the players, fans and pundits, a squad of 19 players from Tottenham’s glorious past have been selected as the club’s finest players in history.

      Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, who left White Hart Lane in 2013 for a then world-record fee, is the only contemporary player to make the starting XI.

      The Welshman, who is busy preparing for Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at Legia Warsaw, said it was a ‘huge honour’ to be selected.

      ”I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who voted me in to the greatest Spurs team of all time, it is a huge honour to be picked alongside so many great players and part of such an amazing club.”

      Neither Gascoigne or Greaves – the club’s all-time leading goalscorer – will be in attendance tomorrow, but the pair were keen to emphasise their love and appreciation of the club.

      “I'm honoured to be picked in the greatest ever Spurs team by the fans and ex-players,” said Greaves. “I loved my time there and thank you to everybody that voted.”

      Gascoigne added: “I had a great time at Spurs. the fans are still fantastic to me everywhere i go on my live shows. I will always have great memories and we had great fun in my time there. Thanks for this honour.”


      20 Spurs legends will gather at Planet Hollywood in central London on Tuesday for the launch of Harry Harris’ new book, Down Memory Lane, a fan’s view of the last 55 years at the club.

      The event will also see the announcement of the clubs’ Greatest Player of All Time and its Greatest Ever Team.
       
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    2. boo

      boo Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Ruel Fox,very harsh on him o_O
       
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    4. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Hard to disagree with any of that. I would have liked some mention of Graham Roberts but who do you leave out....
       
    5. conor1

      conor1 Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Yeh, and no Ben Thatcher. I mean wtf is going on
       
    6. boo

      boo Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Glenn Hoddle is to be named Tottenham's greatest ever player.

      The London Evening Standard says the Spurs legend received his award at a media event in central London following a vote from ex professionals, managers and supporters at the launch of Harry Harris' new book, Down Memory Lane.

      Hoddle made 490 appearances for the club over 12 years before returning as manager in 2001.

      “I would first of all like to thank everybody who voted for me," said Hoddle. "I am very proud to have come out with the most marks, very proud indeed.

      “There have been some truly wonderful players down the years at Tottenham and that is what makes me feel so very proud to hear about this vote from so many players, and the fans.

      “I have supported Spurs since the age of eight years old; the club is part of my life, which makes it even more special."
       
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    7. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      A special player,has to be remembered voters more likely to be from his era than from the 60s s. Biggest crime was how england used him or rather didnt 53 caps even Ince got that many and david batty nearly as much,wilkins the crab many more !!
      A spurs icon,shame he went a bit god squad on everyone for a while and fucked his managerial career up,diamond lights should go down in the anals of history though.
       
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    8. conor1

      conor1 Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Absolutely mate. Along with Wilkins his other rival for a midfield place on the England sides at the time was Brooking. I remember the 82 World Cup in Spain when Greenwood brought on a half fit Keegan and an ageing, half fit Brooking in the game they had to win to progress to the next round. Hoddle stayed on the bench. Not sure he saw any game time in that tournament. Bobby Robson was just as guilty imo when he took over. England missed a trick with their abuse of his talents. A brilliant brilliant pure footballer. He could do things mere mortals didn't think were possible with a football.
       
    9. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I thought he was a genius and loved watching him play...don't know if he was the best though, definitely top 5? A certain Mr Jimmy Greaves would probably have got my vote.
       
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    10. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Bill Nic and Rowe played for us before managing us to great success!!its impossible to compare the modern well covered media era with before mass tv coverage of the 60s ,for instance Bale great player ability wise,2 top seasons for us,deserves to be in a best of side ahead of tony galvin who won loads for us???,or cliff jones same.Yes he may be the better player,but tottenham player?May as well throw in kempes and maradona for playing in friendlies.
       
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      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      I was itchy about Bale being in the side myself, he only played 5 minutes for us, OK, maybe 15 but the first 10 minutes he was pony. Of course he is a great player but I am not convinced he should be classed as a spurs legend, I like my legends to be long term and not to fuck off to some Spanielish side for a few quid. He is a Wales legend for sure, he might one day be a Real Madrid legend, but not in my opinion a Spurs legend.
       
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    12. conor1

      conor1 Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I'll be honest here lads not sure he even played 100 games for us but Gascoigne brilliant as he was ........ im just not sure.
       

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