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Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:32 pm

Jimmy Greaves has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by FactualFrank » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:35 pm

Not sure how it took so long.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by mkmel » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:52 pm

About bloody time!

And while they're about it why no long overdue
Knighthoods for Roger Hunt and George Cohen. They are the only still living players from our1966 World Cup winning team. Yes Geoff Hurst and Bobby Charlton deserved their Knighthoods but so too do Roger Hunt and George Cohen
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by ten bellies » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:53 pm

The greatest striker England has ever produced, but he didn't suit the suits.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Targetman » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:53 pm

Long overdue when you think of all the other members of England's World Cup winning squad who have been honoured previously.

What a goalscorer he was by the way!
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by conyoviejo » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:57 pm

Well done to Jimmy,he always hated the trip to turf moor ,not his fav place.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Bosscat » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:05 pm

Its a funny old game 🙂
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by HunterST_BFC » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:46 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Not sure how it took so long.
This ^^^

Not sure he will even understand what one is now.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Peter Loo » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:05 am

Certainly the best goal scorer I've ever seen in all my life.. so far.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:10 am

ten bellies wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:53 pm
The greatest striker England has ever produced, but he didn't suit the suits.
Without any doubt in my mind, unbelievable player.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by welsbyswife » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:18 am

Before my time but my dad also says he was the best striker he has seen and others from that generation have said the same to me. Must have been some player. Rapid acceleration and a deadly finisher from what I'm told.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:26 am

Always had respect for Burnley. Well done Jimmy
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Peter Loo » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:30 am

Jimmy had fantastic balance and a low centre of gravity which enabled him time to place the ball accurately in the back of the net.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by tiger76 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:38 am

Just looking at his stats, incredible numbers, most ever England hat-tricks (6) and the all time top-flight goal scorer (357) not to mention his media career after retiring from the game, I am shocked he's only just getting an MBE, i actually thought he'd already been knighted, but clearly that wasn't the case.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by mkmel » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 am

Quite a few years ago I met Jimmy Greaves at his book signing in Milton Keynes

I asked him if I could shake the hand of England's greatest ever goalscorer

He duly obliged

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 am

RalphCoatesComb wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:26 am
Always had respect for Burnley. Well done Jimmy
He did and I met him once at a dinner we organised at the club and he was with Ian St John that night.

I was talking to him before we started and he suddenly said I'd have to excuse him because someone had walked in that he knew. It was Jimmy Mac, Greaves rushed over and embraced him, had a few words and then came back. He just said to me: "What a ****** player he was>"
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Silkyskills1 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:16 am

A wonderfully gifted goalscorer who broke my heart too many times. I should have had total disdain for him, instead it's increasingly become more and more respect. The best goalscorer I've ever seen. His stats as a full time pro were mentioned higher up and impressive is an under-statement. Have a look at his stats as an apprentice/junior at Chelsea; they read like something out of a schoolboy's comic. Just incredible.

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by groove » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 am

Ron Flowers also getting a gong. He was a late bloomer.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by AlargeClaret » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:22 am

Well deserved for Jimmy , cracking stats and not forgetting he was steaming when he scored at least half of en

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:26 am

Too young to see him play but heard how good he was.

But did see him on tv and loved his character
and personality. None like that about on tv now.

Love this one with Donald trump.

https://youtu.be/RRMJ3ftUtnw

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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:33 am

groove wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 am
Ron Flowers also getting a gong. He was a late bloomer.
I hadn't seen that one when I started the thread. I actually sat next to Ron Flowers at the pre-season game at Brocton three years or so ago when his grandson Harry was playing for us and it turned out it was on his 83rd birthday.

Jack Charlton was a late concern for England at the World Cup Final in 1966 and Flowers would have played had Charlton not made it. As it happened he sat with Greaves and the others in the squad who didn't make it.

A top player but, of course, didn't stand out like Greaves who used to win games week after week with his goalscoring.
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Re: Jimmy Greaves MBE

Post by Accrington claret » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:36 am

Respect to Jimmy and the award is richly deserved
Just a shame it wasn't a knighthood given to him when in better health
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