Tottenham have undoubtedly seen some extraordinary players and some interesting characters don the Lillywhite shirt over the years. I’m not one of these people who has any interest in naming the best ever. Of anything. Best film ever? Best meal?
To guide us of course are the’ stats’. So try these for size. Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher in the history of the game. 220 Tottenham goals in 320 games. In the cup he added another 46 goals from 60 matches. For England he scored 44 times in 57 games.
So I don’t say this lightly, Jimmy was the best ever.
Seventy? I’m unconvinced. Many things that are seventy years old are either behind glass in a museum or ought to be.
I went to see one of Jim’s shows towards the end of last year. Wow. This is a man is still very much firing on all cylinders.
The show is a slick tour de force of all things football. The master of ceremonies is Jimmy’s friend and agent, the polished Terry Baker. The guest stars are all household names. What works brilliantly is that this production is a great insight into Greavsie himself. You will be laughing outloud one minute and having a heartstring tugged by a nearly lost memory the next.
Well, Greavsie’s in the smoke tonight. It’s a biggie. Jimmy Greaves didn’t do things by half in his career on the pitch and things haven’t changed now he’s entertaining off it.
The 70th of the Tottenham hero is being held at the 02.
Guest styars will include Steve Perryman, Sir Geoff Hurst, Terry Dyson, Ron Harris, Cliff Jones, Pat Jennings and Big Chiv himself, Martin Peters!
The Transfer Tavern is pleased to have a good relationship with Terry and Jim and if you mention our name, a few reserved tickets for Circle and Standard seats are going to be available for last minute purchase today. Call 01202 475600.
Also available are just five and only five tickets for VIP GOLD front row seats. These will include your photo with Jimmy Greaves before the show at an exclusive reception, Limited Edition montage print signed by all the players and a framed signed Jimmy Greaves shirt. Call 01202 475600.
Oh yes and happy birthday, Mr Greaves!
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