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Just heard that Jimmy Greaves has just passed away. What a goalscorer. If he was playing today, his numbers would've put the likes of Kane, Salah and Lukaku to shame.
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Sad news indeed, though not unexpected, Mozz, given his ongoing battle with his health. On Saturday 5th May 1962, i hated him for dashing the hopes of a 7 year old Burnley fan by opening the scoring in the 3rd minute of the FA Cup Final between us and Spurs. But that's what Greavesy did; score goals. Time and time and time again. And, in time, i grew to greatly admire him, particularly in an England shirt. A true legend. RIP Jimmy Greaves.
I saw him play a few times when I used to watch Man Utd in the 60's. Spurs battered us in one game at WHL 5-1 and Greaves was fantastic, I have to say. As far as I know, he was, and still is, the only player to score on debut for every team he played for. Someone else may have done it since, so I'll stand corrected. In his debut game for West Ham, he played against Man City at Maine Rd. Corrrigan kicked the ball upfield and as he was going back to his goal, the ball came rocketing over his head into the net, because Greavsie had first-timed it on the volley. Great player. Great memories. RIP Jimmy Greaves.