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Posted on 18 June 2008  - 12:00

Is the popular 1980s tandem of Garth Crooks and Steve Archibald your favourite Spurs strike partnership?

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What is the best Spurs strike partnership of all time? Well here's your chance to have your say...

We've put up five contenders for this striking crown with partnerships from each of the last five decades - 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s - all listed below.

Today, we look at the much-loved 1980s tandem - Garth Crooks and Steve Archibald.

In the meantime, the voting remains open - click on the relevant email below...

GARTH CROOKS / STEVE ARCHIBALD
The fashionable side led by Keith Burkinshaw in the 1980s was spearheaded by this popular strike partnership, so effective in our back-to-back FA Cup wins in the early part of the decade.

Both arrived at The Lane in 1980 and immediately hit it off. At the end of their first season, both were lifting the Cup at Wembley, with Crooks on the scoresheet in that famous Final.

Crooks was famed for his electric pace and was a real opportunist in the box, making him a perfect outlet for talented midfielders like Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardiles. Notable moments include his winner at Anfield in 1985 - ending 73 years without a win there.

Glasgow-born Archibald meanwhile was every defender's nightmare, with his strength and hold-up play becoming the perfect foil for his strike partner. Steve himself went on to score 77 goals in 189 appearances before leaving for Barcelona in 1984.

Although Crooks stayed on for another year before joining West Brom, he never regained the form he found while playing with Archibald - but both will be remembered as Spurs legends in their own right.

Is the Crooks/Archibald partnership the best?

Here are the contenders...
Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith:
One of the most feared partnerships both in England and Europe, they helped us to the FA Cup in 1962 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1970s: Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean: After the departure of Greaves, Chivers and Gilzean led the line as we won the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and UEFA Cup in 1972. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1980s: Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks: Partnership a key part in the return of the glory days of the early 1980s with FA Cup wins in 1981 and 1982. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1990s: Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham: No trophies but a memorable partnership in 1994-95 with 52 goals between them in all competitions and that great FA Cup win at Anfield. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

2000s: Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane: Scored 45 and 46 goals between them respectively in 2006-07 and 2007-08, helping us to fifth place in 06-07 and the League Cup last term. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

We'll have the results on Monday June 23.