Sunday, 12 April 2009
Good Neighbour. Tottenham and West Ham Time To Remember
I enjoy a bit of banter with the best of them but today, perhaps we should realise that there are bigger things in life than club rivalries. I have only just picked up on the fact that Jimmy Neighbour jinked down the wing on this mortal coil for the last time yesterday, ironically or appropriately, on the day when the two London neighbours did "battle".
Jimmy will never be regarded as a "great" of either club but he was a good professional who played in an era where honesty and graft counted for more than it does today. I remember Jimmy fondly for scoring against Coventry in the semi final of the League Cup, a goal that took us through to the final. He also played in both Finals against Liverpool, robbed of a winner's medal by an outrageous linesman's decision when an offside Sammy Lee ducked under the equalising goal. Interfering with play? He would be offside now, never mind then!
So, lets put the club rivalries to one side and pay tribute to Jimmy, a League Cup winner with Tottenham. At 58, he was too young to die. In the words of the Aussie soap:
Everybody needs good neighbours
With a little understanding you can find the perfect blend
Should be there for one-another
That's when good neighbours become good friends
Posted by Hammersfan at 11:35