ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

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ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:12 am

Back to the 1959/60 and a return to league action after the FA Cup 3rd round games

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Re: ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by Silkyskills1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:11 pm

Jimmy Greaves in their line-up. Shudder! I'm glad I wasn't aware of his incredible goal scoring feats as a youngster at Chelsea. Only read about them a few years later. They read like something from a boys comic of the time.

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Re: ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:20 pm

New film on BT Sports about Jimmy Greaves is to be released on 18th February.
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Re: ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:11 pm
Jimmy Greaves in their line-up. Shudder! I'm glad I wasn't aware of his incredible goal scoring feats as a youngster at Chelsea. Only read about them a few years later. They read like something from a boys comic of the time.
Was a rare event him playing on the Turf and not scoring.
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Post by dsr » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:07 pm

Whatever else has been said about Bob Lord, it's to his eternal credit that he kept Ken Bates out of Turf Moor,

Imagine those two in the same boardroom! :o

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Re: ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by Silkyskills1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:14 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Was a rare event him playing on the Turf and not scoring.
I was just a bit too young then to fully comprehend and appreciate what I call ' the Jimmy Greaves' phenomenon. What a goalscorer he was! Even now, 60 years on I still rate him one of the greatest(if not the greatest) of all time. Any football fan will have their own favourite,of course and it is all very objective but that man was destructively clinical in front of goal. Sometimes wonder if he could have been better had he trained harder and looked after himself better. Then again that wouldn't have been the Jimmy Greaves I idolised as a schoolboy and who dashed my dreams on so many occasions.

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Re: ARTICLE: Burnley take the points against Chelsea at a snow bound Turf

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:51 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:14 pm
I was just a bit too young then to fully comprehend and appreciate what I call ' the Jimmy Greaves' phenomenon. What a goalscorer he was! Even now, 60 years on I still rate him one of the greatest(if not the greatest) of all time. Any football fan will have their own favourite,of course and it is all very objective but that man was destructively clinical in front of goal. Sometimes wonder if he could have been better had he trained harder and looked after himself better. Then again that wouldn't have been the Jimmy Greaves I idolised as a schoolboy and who dashed my dreams on so many occasions.
Couldn’t agree more with you. He’s up there with anyone else I’ve ever seen.

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