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Greavsie in hotspur

Posted on 23 December 2009  - 12:00

Jimmy Greaves rarely gives interviews these days. But hotspur magazine has been talking exclusively to the great man in a five-page special that no Spurs fan will want to miss.

Greavsie in hotspur

Jimmy Greaves rarely gives interviews these days. But hotspur magazine has been talking exclusively to the great man in a five-page special that no Spurs fan will want to miss.

Greaves, preparing for his 70th birthday, set goal-scoring records all along the way during his illustrious Spurs career. And he still remembers the day that Bill Nicholson flew to Italy to bring him back to Tottenham.

Jimmy was out when his wife Irene received an unannounced visitor at their home in Milan. Bill was determined to build on his ‘Double' side and Greaves was one man who could improve a side that Nicholson was determined would not lose its edge.

As Greaves says: "I didn't hesitate. Tottenham were the team of the day." And the Spurs fans certainly reacted positively with nearly 14,000 supporters watching his debut - in a reserve game at Plymouth!

Read Jimmy's full story as he also reflects on his departure from White Hart Lane and agrees that he should never have left. But Nicholson's focus was always on the team, not the individual, as Greaves agrees: "Once Bill had made his decision that was it..."

It's all in the January issue of our official monthly magazine hotspur - on sale now.

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