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Pat in hotspur

Posted on 30 March 2010  - 12:00

Pat Jennings talks about Jimmy Greaves, Ron Burgess and George Best as he answers readers' questions in the April issue of hotspur magazine. But who were the most outstanding Spurs players that he played with, and more specifically, who was the best centre-half?

Pat in hotspur

Pat Jennings talks about Jimmy Greaves, Ron Burgess and George Best as he answers readers' questions in the April issue of hotspur magazine. But who were the most outstanding Spurs players that he played with, and more specifically, who was the best centre-half?

Our legendary goalkeeper reckons that he's played with so many good players that he could come up with a different line-up every week!

And when asked what it was like to play with the great Greaves, he replies: "Well, it was certainly better than playing against him!"

Pat continues on the same all-star theme: "It would have to be Dave Mackay as a leader...and what would Big Chiv be worth now?" At centre-half he opts for Mike England just ahead of Maurice Norman.

Pat also reflects back on our crucial home victory over Leeds United in 1975 as we stared relegation in the face.

"It's the build up to the match that sticks in my mind," he says. "We stayed in a hotel the night before...and manager Terry Neill famously brought in a hypnotist. He told Cyril Knowles that he would score - and he scored twice. He also asked Ralph Coates to recall his best ever game and all the lads shouted: ‘He can't remember - he's too old!'"

Catch up with Pat plus Gareth Bale, Ossie Ardiles, Ledley King, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Younes Kaboul, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Gomes, Erik Thorstvedt, Clive Wilson and a whole lot more in the April issue of hotspur...out now!

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