R.I.P gilzean

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gilly has passed away.he scored the first goal i see for spurs.im so sad hes gone.i was proud he did that and spoke highly of him all my life.He died on my birthday today 8th july.he was a legend of WHITE HART LANE.THE KING.bless yer gilly.love yer forever.
 

Japhet

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He'll appear at the 'near post' of the pearly gates and St Peter will wonder where the f*** he came from. One of my earlist heroes in a Spurs shirt. RIP Gilly.
 

gusrowe

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God bless. Great player and a gentleman. The G men him and Greaves. My condolences to his family
 

buckley

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my sons asked me what type of player Gilzean was my reply was think of Berbatov and you get the idea but I must say Gilly was far better with his head he and greaves had this understanding that when the ball was played in the air up to Gilzean Greaves would run past him to receive a deft flick on ;this move meant Jimmy scored a lot more goals than other players
A player of sheer class and ability and always played fairly
 

Japhet

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my sons asked me what type of player Gilzean was my reply was think of Berbatov and you get the idea but I must say Gilly was far better with his head he and greaves had this understanding that when the ball was played in the air up to Gilzean Greaves would run past him to receive a deft flick on ;this move meant Jimmy scored a lot more goals than other players
A player of sheer class and ability and always played fairly

He did exactly the same with Chivers and Martin Peters. King of the near post flick.
 

ostrov

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RIP
One can tell he was a great player and person by the outpouring of heartfelt tribute from people who knew him.
 

baldinyid

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Absolutely gutted by the news. Such a fantastic character and a lovely human being.
You will be sorely missed Gilly.
 

stevenqoz

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Fond memories of Gilly playing alongside Greaves. Never seemed flustered and had rapier like precision with his head. Funny enough one of my biggest memories of him was one night against Arsenal at WHL. The ball went back to Bob Wilson who was unaware Gilly was behind him....all of a sudden Gilzean had nodded the ball from the keepers hands and went in to score. There was pandemonium...the referee didn't see what happened and Wilson was really going off.....eventually the linesman told the referee what had happened. Brilliant:) RIP Gilly
 
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