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Wednesday 24 September 2014

TeleBest: Tottenham dream team

Pat Jennings
Keeper
1964-77, 590 appearances
Tottenham have been blessed with a couple of keepers of the highest calibre - Jennings and Ray Clemence. The quiet Ulsterman (who got 119 caps for Northern Ireland) gets the nod because the best years of his career were at Spurs, while Clemence was at his peak at Liverpool. Spurs, mind you, misjudged how Jennings was winding down and let him got to Arsenal, who got eight more years out of him.
Steve Perryman
Defender
1969-86, 854 appearances, 39 goals
Not a natural right-back, but deserves his place for his longevity amongst such stellar company, crossing several generations to do so. He played midfield, rightback and centre half, but gets his place at rightback, partly due to lack of competition, and partly because he'd do a very fine job there.
Gary Lineker
Striker
1989-92, 138 appearances, 80 goals
Two goal-poachers? Two TV pundits? In the same side? There could be a clash, but Greaves could operate with the ball at his feet while Lineker received and despatched the ball in the same split second. It would, at least, be worth a try to see if two of England's best scorers could work together. Lineker's ability to see the right run and make it time and again til the ball arrived would receive ample reward by playing with a strike partner could see the game as clearly as Greaves did.

Tottenham is a club littered with history; from becoming the first side in the 20th century to complete the League and FA Cup double, which they did in 1961, to becoming the first English side to lift a major European trophy when they won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

They didn't do that with mediocre players, making the Tottenham Dream Team a particularly hard selection. But do you agree with our choices? Who would be in your Dream Team?



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