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  • DEREK W DEREK W Feb 7, 2009 01:04 Flag

    best players (imo)that i ever saw

    as you get older,more tolerant and possibly wiser....you reminisce and think of the great players you had the privilege of seeing...in no particular order ,spannig many years ....here goes....trautmann dave mackay,matthews,greavsy,blanchflower,puskas,di stefano,banks,jennings,bobby moore,georgie best,pat crerand,klinsmann,hoddle,.....henry....
    garrincha...pele....wow!....was i lucky!

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    • yeah danny wss a great wordsith....but he got parkinson diseaes where he could not articulate properly.....terrible....david niven got the same affliction ....he was a raconteur too....there is a story told by greavsy about danny....bill nick was talking about the opposing team on saturday ....he went thro'every player individually ,,,their strengths weaknesses....how to beat them defend etc....he talked for an hour and a half....at the end he said''anybody got anything to add''
      they all laughed....up gets danny and he talked about the opposition for an and a half.....dissecting the opposition....,great....he used to write a column in the 'Sunday Express'....brilliant ....superb control of words....very knowledgeable

    • Thanks for that Old fan, I've added it to my favs!
      I can sort of remember Danny saying that. How true it was in those halcion days of yore!!!!!!

    • Club football wise Dave Mackay took some matching. A guy who went in where it hurts, Passion and enthusiasm coming out of his ears. Like a balling Sergeant Major with a hidden sense of humour.
      Up on the world stage there though, for me Pele stands alone. His instinctive brain reacted at an unbelievable level, it's just a pity that when his career ended it hasn't helped him much.

    • Hey Longtime - if you haven't seen it before - take a look at http://www.topspurs.com/ a great site with all kinds of stats player profiles, articles, etc. going back to day 1! It's easy to spend a couple of hours poking around the site - hats off to the man who put it together and maintains it - love one of the opening quotes:
      'The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It's nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It's about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.' Danny Blanchflower

    • Then there was the following year when we beat the crap out of you 3-1 in the FA Cup Final - of course there haven't been too many games of late where we've played each other - what with you guys not being good enough to play in the premiership....

    • oh and i forgot....nijinsky(colin bell) summerbee.francis lee.
      rodney marsh and johnny white.....