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Posted on 14 January 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

So is Paul Gascoigne the greatest Spur ever?<P class=MsoNormal>As expected, the first topic in our new feature Your Say was supported tremendously by fans and sparked a huge debate.<P class=MsoNormal>The simple answer to the simple question, according to Your Say, was that Gazza is NOT the the greatest Spur ever.<P class=MsoNormal>That accolade, on Your Say responses alone, would go to Glenn Hoddle, who was named in 50 per cent of the replies.<P class=MsoNormal>Jimmy Greaves wasn&rsquo&#59;t far behind and there were honourable mentions for Dave Mackay, Danny Blanchflower, Pat Jennings and Gary Lineker.<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><I>Here is a selection of your responses:<o:p></o:p></I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>I would go for Jimmy Greaves or Yimi Grevas as he was known and feared on the continent. Imagine if we had a Jimmy Greaves now - 30 goals per season and regular hat-tricks. He was a true Spur and at the time the world's greatest - dazzling footwork and a serious goal poacher.<P class=MsoNormal>Ken Bryan<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was great and always will be seen as a favourite with my generation of Spurs</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> fans. But the list is long, Hoddle, Clive Allen, Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Greaves - there are some many greats and it is an honour to support the club where they played.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Brad Dyson, Brighton<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It is a fair argument that Gazza was the most influential player we have had</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> in any one burst - he single handedly took us to Wembley like Maradona in 1986</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> for Argentina. However, when you consider the likes of Hoddle, Ardiles,<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>Blanchflower, Mackay, Greaves, then you can see that the argument is not simple<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>Spurs have had a great many great players. Indeed it is fair to say that Lineker had a far greater impact on the world stage than Gazza. My vote goes to Hoddle - truly world class and underrated by a nation obsessed with running and tackling.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jonathan Harris<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza? Not when there is Glenn Hoddle, Steve Perryman, John White, Danny</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Blanchflower, Dave Mackay and Jimmy Greaves also to consider. Gazza might be lucky to get into an all time Tottenham XI.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Lee Duemke<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Is Gazza the greatest Spurs player ever? In my opinion no because of his temperament - the clown unfortunately got in the way of his genius. My vote goes to Alan Gilzean. An unsung hero, absolute professional, the best header of a ball I have ever seen and a grace and elegance about his play that is sadly lacking in today's game.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tracy Smith, WHL regular since 1969.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Spurs have had an abundance of talent over the years including the likes of Greaves, Mackay, Hoddle, Villa, Ardiles, Waddle and Lineker, all of whom have shaped the club's tradition in one form or another. What can be said is that Gazza was the most enigmatic character witnessed at the Lane, and in his pomp was irreplaceable. If he hadn't committed that fateful tackle he may well have become one of the all time world greats.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Chris Brown<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I think Dave Mackay should be given the title of the best Spur ever. Gazza was a great player for us but it should be remembered that Mackay was a hero on and off the field, and was involved in a far more successful Spurs team than the one that Gazza played for.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Eamon Hanka<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was a great player and played in the true Spurs style with flair and style, but the benchmark was set by Blanchflower. Not only did he play in the mould, he inspired and guided the greatest Spurs team to do so, and then he wrote Spurs manifesto! (The aim of the game is glory etc).<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Chris Sparks<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Although Gazza is still a fantastic player, I don&rsquo&#59;t think he is the best ever at Spurs. In my opinion that honour goes to Glenn Hoddle, who was absolutely outstanding at the highest level at Spurs for many years.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Adam Tyler<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was a great player for Spurs and arguably never regained the same form when he left. However the best out and out player to wear a Spurs shirt remains Jimmy Greaves, whose goal record has stood the test of time.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Marcus Stamp<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Although Gazza could be a genius, he'd never outshine the likes of Hoddle or Villa. They were the masters of touch, flair, set-pieces - they had the lot. Gazza would be up in the top five, but some of the older teams, like 60-63 team (I've seen on video) and the late 70's would throw up some serious contenders.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Darren Burgess</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I believe the best Spurs player that I ever saw was probably Pat Jennings. He kept us in the First Division, then, almost single-handed at times.</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jeff Barton</SPAN>, <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Sydney, Australia<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">There's no doubt that Gazza was an excellent player for us, and practically won the cup for us single-handed in 91, but our best player ever has to be Glenn Hoddle. The guy was pure class, created and scored a few goals himself and was a joy to watch. Dave Browe<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza - what a great player he was for us, his magical skills had fans gasping fo</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">r breath. He was and in my eyes still is a good player but great players must have other great players around them such as Gary Lineker and Gary Mabbutt.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>The team of<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>91 was superb but what about the other greats like Villa, Crooks, Blanchflower, Greaves and Campbell. Gazza the best of all time is open to debate.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jay Marskell<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">To try and pinpoint the greatest out of so many greats is a very difficult task especially as each era has had great players and the game has changed so much over the years.</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Jennings, Hoddle, Ardiles, Waddle, Klinsmann, Gazza, Lineker, Mackay, Greaves, Alfie Conn, Chivers, Gilzean, John White, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Dimmock are all worthy of a mention and I'm sure I've missed many others out!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>Daniel Wynne<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was a great player but there is no way he was the best Spurs player ever. Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Gary Lineker - all better players and all better professionals.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jamie Burdekin, London<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">My top three is based on the players I have seen. No doubt that Greavsie would be in the all time top three but having never seen him play I can only go on what I have seen. Gazza is in the top three but is not in my opinion the best. My top three -</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> 1 Clive Allen<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>(simply for the amount of goals he scored)&#59;<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>2 Glenn Hoddle (I would say more skilful with the ball than Gazza&#59; 3 Paul Gascoigne.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Mark Waterhouse, Fleet, Hants<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">While our younger fans will enthuse about the likes of Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr and David Ginola and their grandfathers will argue the virtues of Danny Blanchflower, Dave Mackay and Jimmy Greaves, I believe my generation has seen many of the best players ever to grace the famous white jersey. Great servants like Steve Perryman and Gary Mabbutt are all worth of mention and Paul Gasgoigne was inspirational in his time at the Lane but for me the player who summed up all that is good about Tottenham and the way football should be played is Glenn Hoddle.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alex Simpson<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Great though Gazza was, Glenn Hoddle, Cliff Jones & Jimmy Greaves were equally special - all four among the world's best of all time.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alan E. Pople<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Although Gascoigne, along with Ginola, produced flashes of unrivalled genius in their three years, it is only fair to pick an individual who delivered consistent greatness over a long period such as Ron Burgess, Danny Blanchflower, Jimmy Greaves, Dave Mackay, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, Osvaldo Ardiles etc. My choice, just ahead of Greaves, is Dave Mackay who quite simply was head and shoulders above anyone else in every department.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Richard Baldwin<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza is definitely a great player with a great history at Spurs. But he is not the greatest. The greatest player in the Spurs history in my opinion is Glenn Hoddle. Glenn had the skill like Gazza, and he also added a bit more of loyalty and commitment to the club. He didn&rsquo&#59;t leave the club though we were relegated and he also won major trophies for us. A true legend!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Terje Mollestad, Grimstad, Norway<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I would definitely have Gazza in the top five but Ginola is the most balanced, skilful player I have ever seen anywhere. Although Gazza could take people on he never had Ginola&rsquo&#59;s flair and pace</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">. My top five would be Ginola, Greaves, Hoddle, Gascoigne, Klinsmann.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Daniel Bowen<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The greatest Spur ever has to be Danny Blanchflower after leading Spurs to the legendary double in 1960-61.</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>Anne Devlin<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza is the reason I support Spurs, his famous 1991 FA Cup Semi-Final goal is my earliest football memory. At the age of 11 I was mesmerised! It was great and quite emotional to see him at the Lane live for the first time (even if it was for Everton, earlier this season!). For me he will always be the greatest Spur!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Rob Penter<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">For brains, skill, and leadership no one comes within a mile of Danny Blanchflower, not only that the team was probably the best ever during his time.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">B Shopland<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I think the best player that I have seen in my time supporting Spurs has to be Chris Waddle. He had what every striker should have - speed, ability, two great feet and a cracking shot. The crowd sensed that something was going to happen every time he&nbsp&#59;got the ball. He was my hero as a kid. I even had the spiky mullet hairdo!</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Wayne Bennett<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Is Gazza the greatest?</SPAN> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was for one season (90-91) as good as anyone I've seen wear a Spurs shirt and he did score one of the great Tottenham goals (I don't have to mention which one) but he wasn't the greatest ever.</SPAN> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A title like that has to be given to someone who has&nbsp&#59;played&nbsp&#59;consistently brilliant for a number of seasons and for me it has to be Glenn Hoddle. Glenn may have lacked Gazza's explosiveness but he had more skill, was better tactically and also a much cooler head.&nbsp&#59;For me Hoddle was (is?) the King of White Hart Lane.</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Stephen Wilson<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I would nominate Jimmy Greaves as Spurs best ever player. He fitted into the double winning side the year after their success, immediately adding more to the greatest ever club side, his goal scoring feats were and still are second to none. I would not try to suggest how much Jimmy would be worth on today's market. To nominate Jimmy ahead of anyone from the 1960-61 team says it all.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Ajela<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">One name: Jimmy Greaves.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Chris Lewkowicz</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was definitely one of the greatest players to wear a Spurs shirt, but not the greatest. That honour would go to Glenn Hoddle.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Armien Jacobs<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza's not even close. He undoubtedly is one of the most gifted to ever wear the shirt but he did not play for Spurs long enough to justify being even in the top 10 - Blanchflower, Mackay, Greaves, Peters, Hoddle, Ardiles, Mullery, Cliff Jones, White and Chivers.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Peter Agathangelou<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It has to be said that Gazza, when at Spurs, was quality in his prime. He had skill, flair, pace and vision that was un-matched. I would go back to the days of Ricky Villa, Ossie Ardiles, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Perryman, Mark Falco etc for other good Spurs of the time. However, overall the main Spur and in my eyes the greatest Spur was the famous Jimmy Greaves, and he is still a class act to follow!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Marc Bernard<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>Although Gazza was a very good player I don't think you can put him into that great category. His time was short and was more of a cult figure because of his personality and I think he gave Spurs his best years. Spurs supporters still love him and I can watch him scoring THAT goal at Wembley against Arsenal again and again. The greatest player ever to put on a Spurs shirt has to be Jimmy Greaves. The man was a living legend and in today's transfer market no team on earth could afford him. If Figo is worth &pound&#59;30million then Greaves must have been worth twice that in his heyday.<P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Keith McClean<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I have been watching Spurs since season 69/70 so I have been honoured to see players like Hoddle, Waddle, Chivers, Gilzean, England, Perryman and Clive&nbsp&#59;Allen.</SPAN> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">But my vote&nbsp&#59;has to go to Alan Mullery, close second Pat Jennings.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Mirrelle Clowd<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Gazza was a truly great player, who had fantastic skill and made people want to watch him. However the greatest player who has ever graced White Hart Lane must be Glenn Hoddle, absolutely brilliant and a loyal servant to the club. The song says it all - Hoddle is the king of White Hart Lane.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alfie Attwood<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">As a spurs fan now living in Australia I would like to add my thoughts on who is the greatest Spurs player ever. I had the privilege to watch some great players such as Chivers, Peters, Gilzean and more. But for true greatness both in his conduct on and off the field, you cannot go past Pat Jennings.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Ken Ryan<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I wouldn't say Gazza was the best, I don't think he was there long enough to show his full potential. I've supported spurs since 1959, players like Greaves, Hoddle, Lineker were also class players, that's not forgetting Mackay, Roberts, Perryman, Mabbutt, Gilzean and one of the best in the world Pat Jennings, some of the best football I've ever seen has come out of the Lane, especially under Burkenshaw. Get the old videos and see.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Steve Watts<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I have been a Spurs fan since 1958 through thick and thin. I believe that Jimmy Greaves was the best ever player.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Ian Forbes.</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Surely players such as Dave Mackay and Danny Blanchflower rate above Gazza not to mention the man who would surely have gone on to be one the greatest ever seen at the Lane had it not been for his tragic accident - John White.</SPAN><P class=MsoNormal>Dick Tym<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>