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Don Malhumorado
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This is a sad tale.
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Very sad - I remember with affection Jimmy, and indeed his brother, playing for Leeds.
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Yes, I was great at the Blues too. He had to leave because he had an affair with Freddy Pickering's wife, which caused some distress in the changing room at the time, but he was a class player.

(Or possibly it was Pickering who had an affair with Greenhoff's wife, but either way...)

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well, how is it sad? he has a job working nights at a pharmaceutical company and has his wife and son and grandson to support him.
full respect to the bloke, he had some great years in the 70's - and clearly some bad times in the 80's - but now lives a unremarkable life much like the rest of us.
there are people more deserving of symapthy than JG

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Don Malhumorado
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quote:
there are people more deserving of symapthy than JG
I hate this argument. It stinks like KFC.
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Nathan HelenaHandcart
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If Gordon Taylor actually was a man of substance, things like this wouldn't happen. The PFA should support old players who missed out on the land of milk and honey, but, er, they don't.
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All I can say is that if I had been left out of a single FA Cup game, I would have knocked on the manager's door and asked why. I think Wayne Rooney is the same. He looks angry every time he is so much as substituted
What Jimmy Greenhoff fails to appreciate is that Wayne Rooney looks angry at all times, probably even when he's spurting his starchy deposit inside Coleen McLoughlin's grateful snatch.
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Hey! I'm trying to eat a bowl of cereal here.
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Especially then.
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Enduring image, isn't it? Hmmm? Marvellous.

Just as well I wasn't drinking my coffee whilst reading that, otherwise it would be all over my screen.

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I wouldn't blame him for being annoyed if he was substituted doing that.
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I am somewhat with Shadsworth here.

When I saw the thread, I thought "Fucking hell, Jimmy Greenhoff's died" but there was a story about a man that had a good football career and, seemingly, made some bad or unlucky business decisions which resulted in him losing his house and has worked in less glamorous jobs ever since.

As with anyone else, it is terribly sad that he has lost his house in such circumstances but he appears to still have his health and is able to work and, as pointed out has the support of his family and still has memorabilia from his career.

To be fair to the bloke, apart form the Macari dusputed goal, he is being quite positive and not really moaning about it but, just because he was a successful footballer and similar people are paid a lot more presently, he isn't a more special case than many people who have had businesses fail

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Don Malhumorado
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he isn't a more special case than many people who have had businesses fail
Yes he is. He's scored a cup final goal against the Scousers.

It's the same rationale I use when my girlfriend asks me how come I love Eric Cantona more than her. She was devastated when Barnsley knocked Liverpool out of the cup as it meant yet another year in Eric's shadow.

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Yeah, I don't know how Liverpool can bear to play on in the the face of the blinding glare of all Eric Cantona's European Cup medals.
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She was devastated when Barnsley knocked Liverpool out of the cup as it meant yet another year in Eric's shadow.
Was she hoping to score the winner against Liverpool in the final?
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