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Dream Team With Maurice Reeve

Maurice Reeve, from Maldon, was introduced to White Hart Lane by his father and uncles. And he admits that their influence at the time allows his team selection to go back further than his own memory. This is his all-time favourite Spurs XI.

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“As a Spurs fan of the late 60s-70s I can’t believe that you can beat the back five of that time. They provide the solid platform for my side to attack on all fronts.”


GOALKEEPER PAT JENNINGS
 
Pat had everything. He commanded his penalty area and when he came out to take a cross one-handed in that trademark way that he did, he instilled confidence in his team mates while, at the same time, deflating opponents. His shot stopping was also beyond compare. So agile, so sharp.

RIGHT-BACK JOE KINNEAR
As my fellow Spurs fans have been saying, Joe and Cyril invented the role of the modern attacking full-back. Joe may have been short in stature but he was tough and mobile and his positioning was always exact. And even when he came under pressure from the excellent Ray Evans, he still came back better than ever.

LEFT-BACK CYRIL KNOWLES
To me, Cyril had no equals. It is said that he was unlucky to play at the same time as Terry Cooper; otherwise he would have won more England caps. Well to me, Knowles gave you a good deal more. His attacking play down the left allowed no comparison and he crossed to perfection.
Image: John Cameron 



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