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  • Sfer Sfer Jan 5, 2010 22:14 Flag

    Would Bent have scored.....

    as many goals this season had he stayed at WHL? and had the games of course.

    Personally I think the majority of his goals have had their fair share of luck (beach ballgate being the classic). I know many will say "he has to be in the right place" and all that but he seems to scuff them or they hit his backside and go in whereas when you look at other top goalscoreres like our own Defoe, he whacks them in deliberately.

    Nothing against Bent - he seems like a nice bloke and tries very hard - but the luck can't last forever can it? Suddenly 16.5 mill doesn't look so far fetched tho does it????

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    • Happy New Year to all

      He would have had more.....as Lennon has now started delivering. But even if he scored 30, I still wouldn't have liked his style (as I don't like Daffy's).

      Remember when Dogba first arrived on the scene at Chavski? The ball bounced off his shins, elbow, kneecap, eyelashes...anywhere apart from his feet - but he still scored goals. That was because he was in the right place at the right time. That's what goalscorers do - have a knack of being in the right place. (Unless your Daffy, then you score goals by having as many shots as humanly possible and work off the law of averages - monkeys,typewriters and the complete works of Jacques Pierre etc)

      Give me cross between Greaves/Lineker/Gilzean and Berbatov - I think I'll call him Grinzeanov The Impaler....he's mine I tell you, all mine....ha ha ha ha ha (in a pantomime 'baddy' voice). I register the copyright here and now.

    • No.

      And that's all I have to say on the matter.


    • B2s,
      I'm not sure - maybe it was Richard after all - the reason is (unless my memory is really naff) - I saw the UEFA game in 83 at WHL when we beat Bayern - and I thought Ally came on and ripped 'em apart and that Richard was already playing on the other side.
      But that was a few years back and Cooke/Crook all sound the same to me....all I know is that I saw Cooke/Crook & Dick (now there's a name for a firm of solicitors or estate agents) and they seemed to be the Lennon's of their day, and then they vanished (although I recall Crook at Norwich, so I don't think it was him)

    • ...Ian Crook...had to look it up though as my memory fades with each pint of Harvey's consumed (not the sherry)....

    • Of course Ralph was a gentleman B2S---he's a Geordie.

    • Ah, B2s, you are fooled by my 'internet' age. Here in virtual space I can be Peter Pan...... I can be Grinzeanov - I can live out my dreams (oops, better not)....

      How come all you lot out there seem to have either played with or know the Spurs legends? Did I join the wrong forum?
      The closest I got to a legend was when Ron Chopper 'Arris watched a bunch of us play in a local park in Brighton against his son (or at least, that's what someone told me) ... and that was badly worded - it wasn't all of us against his son obviously....

    • John L.....please stop, too much info causing brain to go into overload. Oh the pain!!!

    • Won't be far fetched when he cracks the 20 mark, Sfer---it's on the cards.

    • John, your knowledge of Spurs legends is very good, especially considering you had only just finished sucking your mum's nipples when Gilzean played at Spurs. One of my favourite players and similar to Berba except he was a much better header of the ball, even though he was pissed most of the time.

      As for Ralph Coates, I seem to remember we got him from Burnley. I played with him after his pro career finished and he helped coach our team. Nice bloke and a proper gentleman, unlike Chivers who was a bit full of himself. As for Coates' hairstyle, he got the idea from Bobby Charlton.

    • .....and this from: http://www.mehstg.com/homepage.htm (then search for Richard Cooke)


      John Bostock's UEFA Cup substitute appearance at home to Dinamo Zagreb on 6th November 2008 made him the youngest European Spur at the age of 16 years and 295 days.

      He takes his place at the head of a list featuring some top names and just beating his Academy team-mate Ryan Mason, who was 17 years and 167 days old when he came on to replace David Bentley in the away UEFA Cup tie at NEC Nijmegen on 27th November 2008.

      Other teenage European Spurs debutants are ....

      18 years 66 days – Gareth Bale v Anorthosis (Greece) (Home UEFA Cup) 20th September 2007
      18 years 70 days – Frank Saul v Feyenoord (Holland) (Away European Cup) 1st November 1961
      18 years 76 days – Jon Obika v NEC Nijmegen (Holland) (Away UEFA Cup) 27th November 2008
      18 years 94 days – Richard Cooke v Bayern Munich (Germany) (Home UEFA Cup) 7th December 1983
      18 years 119 days – Adel Taarabt v Anorthosis (Greece) (Home UEFA Cup) 20th September 2007
      18 years 131 days – Graeme Souness v Keflavik (Iceland) (Away UEFA Cup) 14th September 1971
      18 years 212 days – Ally Dick v Bayern Munich (Germany) (Away UEFA Cup) 23rd November 1983
      19 years 59 days – Chris Gunter v Wisla Krakow (Poland) (Home UEFA Cup) 18th September 2008
      19 years 130 days – Giovani Dos Santos v Wisla Krakow (Poland) (Home UEFA Cup) 18th September 2008
      19 years 186 days – Aaron Lennon v Besiktas (Turkey) (Away UEFA Cup) 19th October 2006
      19 years 238 days – David Tuttle v Hadjuk Spilt (Yugoslavia) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 2nd October 1991
      19 years 243 days – Tony Parks v Coleraine (Northern Ireland) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 28th September 1982
      19 years 252 days – Phil Holder v Keflavik (Iceland) (Home UEFA Cup) 28th September 1971
      19 years 259 days – Ian Hendon v SV Sparkasse Stockerau (Austria) (Away European Cup Winners Cup) 21st August 1991
      19 years 260 days – Tom Huddlestone v Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) 14th September 2006
      19 years 267 days – Steve Perryman v Keflavik (Iceland) (Away UEFA Cup) 14th September 1971
      19 years 279 days – Terry Gibson v Coleraine (Northern Ireland) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 28th September 1982
      19 years 308 days – Ian Walker v SV Sparkasse Stockerau (Austria) (Home European Cup Winners Cup) 4th September 1991
      19 years 329 days – Chris McGrath v Aberdeen (Away UEFA Cup) 24th October 1973

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