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Why On Earth Would Fans Expect A Jimmy Greaves Statue Outside The Spurs Stadium?
By Harry Hotspur -

According to the Mail Online, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has no plans to erect a memorial to Jimmy Greaves, or any other stars from the club’s past either, for that matter.

Football clubs have always gone in for this sort of thing, in fact, I’m struggling to think of clubs that don’t have great bronze tributes to their heroes in front of their stadiums. Ipswich Town honour Sir Bobby Robson, Billy Bremner cuts a triumphant pose outside Elland Road, and fans ensure that there’s always a scarf or hat adorned upon him. Bobby Moore is outside Wembley and so on. The list is a lengthy one. These tributes not only honour the past, but remind fans of today of the expectations and ambitions of their sides. The core values, if you will.

I take a view that ENIC doesn’t want football to cloud their commercial offer, and the stadium has been built with a chameleon feel to it, so it can become anything, be it a rock venue, a conference centre or a place where one can go twice a year to pretend to be American.

This is a peculiar outlook, give that sponsors do tend to buy into clean and clear messages. Daniel Levy’s offer is a name above a door of a football team that doesn’t win anything.

Shameful.

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East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

When they bulldozed Bill Nicholson Way and clearly have made no effort to replace that with anything of significance. I think statues are a good idea, for the right individuals.

I feel there should be one for Jimmy but the way they’ve treated any lasting physical legacy to Bill, I would say it’s not on the cards. ENIC want to erase the past to make sure that nobody gets any ideas above where they want expectations to be. They’ll readily use Bill’s quotes as an advertising slogan though…

Wan*ers…

del boy
del boy
1 month ago

i dont know whether to laugh or cry sometimes at some of this…the idea that levy wont have a statue of greaves erected is because he doesnt want any reference to spurs being a successfull side visible, frankly thats the ravings of a madman….greaves has only been dead two days,so presumabley levy had his masterplan regarding any statue ready and waiting ..levy isnt my favourite person but this latest nonsense is just another stone to throw at him…maybe,just maybe, given time we could find a reason to blame him and enic for covid?,maybe even at a pinch global warming too? sadly this kind of thinking is indicative of ,or a symptom of the fragile mental state of a maybe small, but certainly more vocal lunatic fringe that at present has its talons at the throats of us all..and society at present …kind of an independent side shoot of the woke /blm/ book burning brigade lol….but yes its funny ,for all the wrong reasons .

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  del boy

I refer to the bulldozing of Bill Nicholson Way and the failure to replace it with any monument of any kind. The stadium has been finished for over two years and you think it’s only a matter of time before a statue of Jimmy appears?

The only way that happens is if this lot sell up…

del boy
del boy
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

ok so the statue goes up..no doubt the activists would be soon saying “oh yeah plenty of statues of white guys,but no black guys..thats racist”….fast forward and some one will dig up a disparaging quote greaves might have made about some black player he played against 60 years ago and the loonies would be ripping it down again….believe me the games not worth the candle.those of us who were lucky enough to watch him play ,and i count myself amongst that number, have no need for bloody statues…and for those who never had chance to see him play have always got you tube…and for the younger fans 10-35 or so prob wouldnt know who he was anyway,same as some of them prob think bill nicholson was a road builder or something..hence bill nicholson way….hell there was even a survey done not too many years ago where 35% thought winston churchill was a f***ing race horse jockey..so greaves has no chance.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  del boy

Bill Nicholson Way was basically the main entrance to the ground and someone’s going to think it was a ‘road builder’? I really don’t think so.

I understand your point about the ripping down of statues and some idiotic and childish inability to get anything into context. However, there should be one of Bill Nic in my opinion, at the very least.

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
del boy
del boy
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

i was really commenting on the idiocy of the general football supporter and their lack of appreciation for out of date concepts such as determination ,honour,football glory thats not measured soley by how much money it brings,dedication ,putting the club and just as importantly the fans before oneself instead of the mercenary motives we see today which arent just confined to chairmen and the board etc of any club ,and the fact that statues are quickly forgotten as are yesterdays heroes and that nicholson and greaves(who were both one offs with no equals in todays game)monuments of whatever kind in a few short years will have the same impact on the fans of tommorrow as a statue of tottenhams centre half in the 1921 f.a cup final would have on us(and no i dont know his name,which i guess shows im no different)..the “bill nicholson being a road builder ” quip by the way was said in jest..but praps its too near the truth for comfort. never underestimate the stupidity and the ignorance of the general public. it shows itself regularly in sport,politics,general issues,social media and the latest crusades about anything and everything

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  del boy

I think the half back, Arthur Grimsdell, and winger, Jimmy Dimmock, were probably the biggest names in the 1921 team. Dimmock scored the winner in the Cup final. But you’re right, how many Spurs fans today are they familiar names to?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  del boy

35% thought Winston Churchill was a race jockey? Really? Good God!

del boy
del boy
28 days ago

20% thought he was a cricketeer from early 20 th century 10% didnt know and didnt care and the rest got it right.

del boy
del boy
1 month ago

statue-no statue.it matters not . nothing can take away or detract from greavsies legacy.where does it stop? why not erect statues of the double winning squad in its entirety? or/and statues of hoddle,gilzean,perryman ,ramsey,ditchburn, burgess harmer, chivers,jennings, ardiles ,gascoigne,king, bale too to name just a few ..it wouldnt be long before there wouldnt be any room for spectators and if there were theyd be standing on each others shoulders to get a glimpse of the action or non action on the pitch over the heads of the statues. another non issue,another bandwagon to jump on i suppose,another b.s potential drama in the offing i fear.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  del boy

What a pile of absolute fanny…

del boy
del boy
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

glad you liked it

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 month ago

Levy doesn’t want to confuse the punters coming to see Guns n Roses, the boxing or NFL matches with random footballers who used to play for Spurs years ago.

It’s not a football stadium. IT’S A VENUE!!!

Believe me, if Levy thought there was money in it he would have the Guns n Roses rehearsals at our training ground.

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago

Levy would cut a slot in Jimmy’s bronze head to collect change if he could get away with it…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Yes, very probably! The man has no class as a human being.

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago

if you could chose 4, who would it be 🤔…
. Walter Tull – just saying
. Hoddle
. Jimmy
. Bill

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago

or
. Levy
. the guy that designed the stadium
. Levy’s bank manager
. Joe

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Daniel Levy
Joe Lewis
Donna Cullen
Steve Hitchen

who else ffs!? 😆

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Only four?! 😂

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

I think there should be a statue of Bill Nic as he was the architect of the modern day Spurs and all they stood for. A hall of fame for the players…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Bill Nick, Blanchflower, Greaves, Mackay. I think Bill, however, rated Ron Burgess as our greatest player. Of course, goalkeepers don’t count (do they?) because Pat Jennings may have been greater in his position than any of the others! Bill Nicholson, given his length of service to Spurs, would have to come first, I feel.

Ballina Hotspur
Ballina Hotspur
1 month ago

Sad about Jimmy, played way before I was born. Unfortunately another great player gone and it stands testament that the records he achieved still stand to this day. He will always be remembered.

Talking about sponsorship wasn’t Levy suppose to announce a stadium sponsor a couple of weeks ago?.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Jimmy Greaves is still probably regarded by most as the greatest English striker ever. I’m sure a few millennials would disagree. I’d love to know the rationale used to refute my claim.

A statue would be a reminder to us all just how good he was. I had the pleasure of meeting him. They say you should never meet your heroes. For me, it’s a meeting I will never forget. A true legend of the game and gentlemen to boot.

Its probably true the current owner would be against such a statue. Who want to be reminded every day of the success a player and a club can achieve.

ENIC OUT !

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

what do THST do again? “tea and biscuits sir”

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Prawn sandwiches at the back

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Worse still, imagine the man who decided a team that wasn’t winning anything didn’t need improving and so went a couple of transfer windows without buying anyone being reminded of the owner of a team that had just won the league and cup double and promptly went out and bought the top striker in Europe.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Baldwin

I’d say with the skin of a rhino Levy wouldn’t give a flying….He’s not a football man so wouldn’t get it anyway

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago

You could easily get away with 4 life size bronze players dotted around each stand outside the ground and it appeal to everyone, not just Spurs fans, that’s the sad fact of this clueless chairman…

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

Maybe we will have one of Levy?

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago

Just another example of ENICS plan. He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

Yes, very good point.

Bren Long
Bren Long
1 month ago

“There used to be a football club over there”

A big shiny pile of capital assets collected under the guise of a football club’s brand.
Shopkeeper Levy has built a lovely big store, but the product within it is stale and in need of a restock.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Bren Long

He’s trying to find someone else to pay for it, as usual… “hey, what about a Super League?!” 🤔

Lilywhite witout the II
Lilywhite witout the II
1 month ago

I’ve thought this for a long time and have always known the answer so why ask…….

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Exactly right. This ‘policy’ is yet another reveal of what the Levy/ENIC deal is and has an insidious core. They don’t want any reminders of glory’s of the past, or any history of the club at all. They have done a bang up job of destroying it completely, so indeed, why would they honour Tottenham and Englands greatest ever goal scorer?

If there are any ENIC fans left, this should tell once and for all what has taken over this ex club. Why you would need another example I don’t know, I’m at a loss why anyone would set foot inside that arena of emptiness.

I demand once more, leave Tottenham Hotspur to rest. Change the name. Stop the charade, cos it IS NOT Tottenham Hotspur anymore.
Call it ENIC London or Buyrite Wanderers….I don’t care..just finish the job and have the guts to do it cos it’s all but anahilated by now.

God bless you James Greaves.

Last edited 1 month ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Daniel Levy’s offer is a name above a door of a football team that doesn’t win anything. Shameful.

Indeed. World class facilities with an average footballing team.

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

We have all seen the film
“Build it and no top players will come”.

On Twatter on Friday some fool twitted “if we beat C*h*vJhIscum on Sunday can we put a stop to this Nuno out nonsense”.

We were lucky to score 0

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Lovely herb garden and cabbage patch though, the best around!

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