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Matt le Tissier, Spurs fan

Discussion in 'General Football' started by lurker of old, 16 May 2022.

  1. lurker of old

    lurker of old Anthony Gardner

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    Who knew that Le Tissier was a Spurs fan who idolised Hoddle? Not me...
    There's an interesting interview with Le Tissier:


    Says Venables tried to sign him in (I think) 1990 but the offer wasn't more than Southampton were paying him. He decided against and when his agent said Terry wanted to speak with him, he refused as he had made his mind up. Same when Glenn Hoddle tried to sigh him for Chelsea. Similar situation, he decided against and then refused to speak to Glenn. Both Terry and Glenn then became England managers...
     
  2. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    He's sort of the one I think of when I hear "but how many trophies has he won?".

    It's important but not the defining thing for a player. Le Tissier has none - Djimi Traore has a CL medal. John O'Shea has bundles of Premier League medals, Steven Gerrard has none. I'd still rather be Le Tissier or Gerrard than the other two. Trophies and medals are important but no the be all and end all that some people make them out to be.

    And what a player Le Tissier was...
     
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    Spur of the moment Nick Barmby

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    Whoah! You do realise you have just mortally offended the vast army of trophy-worshippers on here. For them there IS no other Ghod. Choose between being burnt at the steak and beheading. :D
     
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    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    I thought it was widely known that he was a Spurs fan?
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jimmy Neighbour

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    I really feared Le Tiss when he played against us, he never had a bad game, I heard an ex Saints player say he was a terrible trainer and always had a MacDonld breakfast before the sessions, their tactic was give the ball to him everytime they could and hope something happened. I always see him as an unfulfilled talent who should have played on a bigger stage. He was probably happy just enjoying playing his own game rather than being part of robotic system.
     
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    Grays_1890 Pedro Mendes

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    Widely known to be off his rocker these days
     
  7. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jack Jull

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    Isn't he a bit of an EDL-nutter?
     
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    mephitis Steed Malbranque

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    Legohamster Les Ferdinand

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    5G, don’t think he’s EDL

    Can’t say he’s ever come across as a racist anyway.
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Well known for his association with South Coast Bigotry Club.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Great player.
     
  12. lurker of old

    lurker of old Anthony Gardner

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    Great player we could have had if we had offered a decent amount apparently...........
     
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    Gazza Dazzla Nick Barmby

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    Mr_B Niko Kranjcar

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    don't think he would have been as good as he was in todays PL
     
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    90291Spur Christian Ziege

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    I heard him on some Spurs pod recently and he said he never wanted to leave Soton.
     
  16. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    It was a couple of years ago, but on the Quickly Kevin pod, I think he said he’d agreed everything but changed his mind at the last minute.
     
  17. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jimmy Neighbour

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    You can only judge performers in the period they were active, the world changes.
     
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