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Daily Mail lists 20 greatest Spurs players

knowlespurs

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linekar and klinsmann are far too high
Mine would be

Mackay
Greaves
Hoddle
Bale
Blanchflower
Jennings
Burgess
Jones
Perryman
Ardiles
Roberts
King
Gascoigne
Chivers
Gilzean
Ginola
Sheringham
Keane
England
 

TheHood

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Waddle would be in ahead of Ginola. His last season for us he was basically the best player in the league.

Waddle was before my time but let's not forget that Ginola was actually crowned the best player in the league by the players and journalists in a season when United won a treble.
 

GosfordSpur

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of course, lists of this kind are very subjective and the younger members have no memory of the 60 and 70 teams.
I feel that Alan Gilzean really deserves a spot as he combined so well with both Greaves and Chivers . As people have said, so many great players to choose from. Knowles, Clemence, Mike England the list goes on

Nice to see that great entertainer/ clown Alfie Conn get a mention. A dribbling genius while he was with us.
 

DCSPUR

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Agree that it seems heavily weighted in favour 1990s onwards. Lineker and Gascoigne were the reason I started supporting Spurs in 1990, but there's no way either of them should be in our top 6. Gascoigne in Top 10 is fine but Lineker should be only just be on the fringes of the Top 20 in my opinion. Great player but not great enough in his spell at Spurs to be ahead of Chivers, Perryman or Mullery - who somehow misses out completely.

No mention of John White either who should arguably be as high as Number 5. Criminal.
Lineker and Gazza (in the semi) played a massive part in the club even being here today with the debt/ takeover issue of the time
 

Ironskullll

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I love this sort of thing... My list is not in any particular order

1 Bobby Buckle - 14 year old school boy who was Spurs' first captain, and 20 years later club secretary for our first cup win. He represents the generation who gave us our great club.
2. Jimmy Seed - selling him, against his wishes, was a huge mistake and led to over a decade in the division 2 wilderness.
3. Arthur Rowe, local boy
4. Sir Alf Ramsey
5. Bill Nicholson
6. Danny Blanchflower
7. Dave Mackay
8. Bobby Smith
9. Cliff Jones
10. John White
11. Jimmy Greaves
12. Pat Jennings
13. Alan Mullery
14. Martin Chivers
15. Martin Peters
16. Glenn Hoddle
17. Ossis Ardiles
18. David Ginola
19. Jurgen Klinnsman
20. Gareth Bale
And another five...
21. Luka Modric
22. Ray Clemence
23. Lesley King
24. Paul Gascoigne
25. Chris Waddle

Honourable mentions for the current team but they're still writing their greatness into history, and to many more such as Clive and Les Allen but who would they replace?
 

tiger666

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I love this sort of thing... My list is not in any particular order

1 Bobby Buckle - 14 year old school boy who was Spurs' first captain, and 20 years later club secretary for our first cup win. He represents the generation who gave us our great club.
2. Jimmy Seed - selling him, against his wishes, was a huge mistake and led to over a decade in the division 2 wilderness.
3. Arthur Rowe, local boy
4. Sir Alf Ramsey
5. Bill Nicholson
6. Danny Blanchflower
7. Dave Mackay
8. Bobby Smith
9. Cliff Jones
10. John White
11. Jimmy Greaves
12. Pat Jennings
13. Alan Mullery
14. Martin Chivers
15. Martin Peters
16. Glenn Hoddle
17. Ossis Ardiles
18. David Ginola
19. Jurgen Klinnsman
20. Gareth Bale
And another five...
21. Luke Modric
22. Ray Clemence
23. Lesley King
24. Paul Gascoigne
25. Chris Waddle

Honourable mentions for the current team but they're still writing their greatness into history, and to many more such as Clive and Les Allen but who would they replace?

Lesley King :D
 

Dennism

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Ricky Villa was great on his day but way too inconsistent. Steve Perryman a great servant but not top twenty. Bobby Smith, John White, Chris Waddle, Martin Peters, Mike England all unlucky not to be in. Should be retitled greatest team from the 1960s. Sure some of the 1951 side would be in there.
 

archiewasking

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Kane unproductive at Millwall? Thought he scored a fair few for them and was voted their player of the season. They wanted to keep him but we chose to say no. :D
 

Dennism

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Some of the errors in this are so bad you wonder who compiled this list. Rating Villa above Modric and rating Chivers above Kane is incomprehensible. Also the omission of John White. Crazy.
 

Dennism

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Agree that it seems heavily weighted in favour 1990s onwards. Lineker and Gascoigne were the reason I started supporting Spurs in 1990, but there's no way either of them should be in our top 6. Gascoigne in Top 10 is fine but Lineker should be only just be on the fringes of the Top 20 in my opinion. Great player but not great enough in his spell at Spurs to be ahead of Chivers, Perryman or Mullery - who somehow misses out completely.

No mention of John White either who should arguably be as high as Number 5. Criminal.
Saw Chivers and Perryman play many times. No way should they be in the top 20. Gascoigne should be whereas Mullery and Lineker are borderline.
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Always quite fun these lists, only at Spurs for about three seasons but no place for Clive Allen, still our single season record goal scorer.

Allen scored 49 goals in all competitions for Tottenham in the 1986/87 season - which still stands as a club record.
 

thehipster

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Wouldn't it be great if that list was obliterated and in 7 years time it included the likes of...

Micky Van de Ven
James Madison
Rodrigo Bentancur
Destiny Udogie
Guglielmo Vicario
Yves Bissouma
Cristian Romero
Jude Bellingham
and Heung-Min Son
 

IfiHadTheWings

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Not sure how the clubs top goalscorer can be omitted from lists but the likes of Keane, Defoe and Berbatov (love them all) can make the grade?

i appreciate it is subjective but barring a Greaves no other striker is anywhere near Kane.
 

UncleBuck

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Interesting seeing them comments on Kane from when this first went out, where would he sit now?
 

spanishspur

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of course, lists of this kind are very subjective and the younger members have no memory of the 60 and 70 teams.
I feel that Alan Gilzean really deserves a spot as he combined so well with both Greaves and Chivers . As people have said, so many great players to choose from. Knowles, Clemence, Mike England the list goes on

Nice to see that great entertainer/ clown Alfie Conn get a mention. A dribbling genius while he was with us.
I loved it when Alfie conn played for us, always entertaining and wished he had stayed longer.
I also loved Tony Galvin who was virtually unplayable one season and scored some incredible goals. Alas, never the same after Souness crocked him in the league cup final.
 
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