Date: 19th September 2021 at 12:05pm
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Okay, it has nothing to do with Luton Town and I am not even sure if he ever faced us in an opposing team.

But I cannot let the passing of the legend that is Jimmy Greaves go without having my say.

There is no doubting that Jimmy was one of, or perhaps the greatest, goal scorer of all time.

His finishing skills were legendary as he carved out a career with Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

The fact that he was not part of the England XI that won the World Cup, in 1966, is, perhaps, the lowest point of his career.

Now I am too young to remember Greaves in his Chelsea or Milan days, but I can recall some games, broadcast in black and white, where his skills mesmerised a young impressionable pre-teenage me.

But my best memories of Jimmy come from his broadcasting days, I doubt anyone who saw the Saint and Greavsie show, on Saturday lunchtimes, will ever forget the camaraderie the duo established.

When it came to broadcasting, Jimmy was unique, his humour and bubbly personality, along with his ability to do the unexpected, made him essential viewing.

I am at the age now where several of the great names I idolised, whilst growing up, are passing away, but the passing of Jimmy Greaves stopped me in my tracks this morning.

RIP Jimmy, you will never be forgotten.

COYH’s

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One Reply to “Luton – James Peter Greaves – RIP”

  • I don’t remember seeing Jimmy play against us, but I did see him play for Tottenham a couple of times.
    he was elusive in the box, suddenly popping up in the right place at the right time to score, but he wasn’t one for pressing or tracking back.
    My best memory was when he was on the panel during a World Cup with Jimmy Hill and Malcolm Allison.
    Hill and Allison were reviewing a first half which was 0-0 and expounded at length about defence formations and midfield patterns and defensive cover. After some time Brian Moore said “You haven’t said anything yet Jimmy, what did you think of the first half”
    To which the great man said “When I played the object of the game was to put the ball in the onion bag”
    Great laughter throughout the studio.

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