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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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    • I was there too (East Stand), with my brother and his wife. The crush was amazing - my sister in law was panicked and carried out of one section and passed into another (from recollection it was caught on camera) and I got knocked down a couple of times in the surges (luckily those around me oiked me back up) - a bit scary, but a night to remember.

    • Talking of the Final in 1984, I was there that night and recall Tony Parks saved a penalty.

      My daughter had a birthday card from Spurs this year (we're Lilywhite members) featuring a photo from the game and it took me a while to realise the signficance of the date. I'll never forget the atmosphere at the Lane - it was long before the advent of the all-seater stadium - and remember starting off near the front in the East Stand but gradually being pushed further back by the end of the game.

      It was a fab night and all the better because we won :-)))

    • Always liked bent, doesnt mean hes good enough for spurs though. The fact hes scoring goals at Sunderland, or atleast was, and he scored 20ish a season, twice for charlton (i think?!) does suggets hes not as flukey as its being made out. However for me hes a poacher, a one man outlet and not someone who makes/creates goals like some of the better strikers are/do. This isnt a bad thing, but Torres for instance, a nothing ball against blackburn and he lashes a sublime finish into the net, from NOTHING! Defoe against Westham knew he wanted to score and made it happen! Cant remember bent having similar moments, anyone? I could be wrong!

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

    • .....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

    • B2s,
      Try this from http://www.rsssf.com/players/spurs-postwarwinners.html

      The squad for the UEFA cup winning side:
      UEFA Cup 1984
      Raymond Clemence (7) / Anthony Parks (5) - Christopher Hughton [EIR] (12, 2),
      Paul Miller (6, 1) / Gary A Stevens (9) / Paul Price [WAL] (2), Stephen Perryman (11),
      Daniel Thomas (7+1) / Gary O'Reilly [EIR] (1+2) - Michael Hazard (6, 1) /
      Osvaldo Ardiles [ARG] (2+1, 1) / Richard Cooke (1), Graham Roberts (12, 3),
      Gary Mabbutt (7+2, 2) / Glenn Hoddle (5+1), Anthony Galvin [EIR] (9, 4) /
      Alistair Dick (3+1) / Garry Brooke (2+2) / Ian Crook (+2) - Steven Archibald [SCO] (11, 5)
      / Garth Crooks (1, 1), Mark Falco (10+1, 6) / Alan Brazil [SCO] (3+2, 4).

      Note : the versatile GA Stevens played full-back, central defense or midfield.

      The brackets are appearances with the + as sub, and goals scored - so I could be remembering either (or neither given my brain!). Makes you recall the chant of '...there's only one Gary Stevens....'.....oh the irony... and the performance by Tony Parks in the final...

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

    • I am almost certain that we had an Ian Crook playing for us, don't remember a Richard.

      Could be wrong....come on, help us out all you "mature" spurs fans.

    • 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)

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