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Gary Strodders shank 2:31 Sun Nov 26
RIP El Tel
Age 80

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Cony Tottee 11:26 Tue Nov 28
Re: RIP El Tel
Westside 10:22 Mon Nov 27

Sorry for the delay, just back in front of a computer. My point is that Holland could easily have been knocked out by losing to us (they were heading out before their consolation goal) so the idea they were taking it easy against us doesn't ring true to me. I agree though that we were pretty poor in the other games (except Germany) but that doesn't mean the performance against Holland wasn't one of the best England performances.

swindon hammer 12:17 Tue Nov 28
Re: RIP El Tel
Heard a lot of great tributes and stories over the past couple of days but probably the best one(s) was from Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on their podcast (The rest is football).

Lineker got quite emotional at times.

Would have been interesting seeing him stay on as England boss and work with the youngsters coming through like David Beckham, Paul Scholes & Michael Owen in 1998.

marty feldman 7:36 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
I doubt if anyone involved with football would have a bad word to say against el Tel . Sugar excluded . Which is a compliment to him .

147man 6:54 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
If I Remember correctly he co-wrote the Hazell books which then spawned one of my favourite television series

zico 6:52 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Let's not forget he also co-wrote a book which became a tv series, Hazel. Author, footballer, singer, football manager, a talented man indeed. Only time I didn't think he looked comfortable was as Steve McClaren's right hand man when the Wally With the Brolley was in charge, strange one that.

oioi 6:47 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Saw him play for spurs when we beat them 4-3 at white hart lane in 1966. To this day that is one of my favourite games. Away support was amazing.

Any friend of Mooro’s is a friend of mine. RIP.

terry-h 5:42 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
easthammer 3:16

Well said. If his widow sees this , I think she will get quite emotional.

Bonds78 5:05 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Think he could have gone on to great things with England had the FA not been so backward thinking. Seemed like he was someone all the players admired and enjoyed playing for him.


RIP.

Russ of the BML 4:09 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Great memories of 96.

I think he deserved another major tournament with England long with Barca. He was the victim of politics in both situations.

A great man. Great personality.

RIP Tel. Thanks for the memories.

BRANDED 10:41 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Most England managers have a couple of big games they need to win. Almost all have failed.

Westside 10:22 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Westside 6:13 Sun Nov 26

'The Dutch had virtually qualified when we played them'

I thought if Scotland had won 2-0 against the Swiss rather than 1-0 Holland would have gone out?

If Scotland won 1 - 0,as they did, the Dutch had to avoid a 4 goal margin of defeat against us, to go through. Hence the expression "virtually qualified."

easthammer 3:16 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
Sad news, a top footballer and a great manager. The only player to represent England at every level including Amateur. (good quiz question that). Past teammates of mine had played with and against him at the schoolboy level and thought he was a decent person. Would often see him out drinking with Moore and co back in the day. Always seemed to be enjoying life and he could hold a decent tune.


May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

Leavemyarcelona 12:59 Mon Nov 27
Re: RIP El Tel
The last proper England manager that us fans took to. Not a yes man unlike some.


R.I.P. Tel

chevy chase 11:42 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
The Kluivert goal in the 4-1 game put Scotland out.

Cony Tottee 11:25 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
Westside 6:13 Sun Nov 26

'The Dutch had virtually qualified when we played them'

I thought if Scotland had won 2-0 against the Swiss rather than 1-0 Holland would have gone out?

Sydney_Iron 10:50 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
Great post by Gary Neville on Venables

https://twitter.com/GNev2/status/1728755595761578454

The dentist chair incident also gets a mention.

Percy Dalton 10:49 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
First player I saw that had an unconventional run up when talking a penalty for Chelsea.
Ahead of his time tactical wise which he started at Crystal Palace with John Cartwright.
He'll be sadly missed in football and in person.RIP.

swindon hammer 10:44 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
Great manager and personality.

That Holland game was the best performance I have ever seen by England.

That match aside and maybe the German game I wouldn’t say we were that great in the Euros but it was memorable nonetheless and it would have been nice to see what El Tel could have done with the players at future tournaments.

RIP

Fauxstralian 8:58 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
Think he was someone who was universally popular in football
A proper football man who wanted to play to entertain and was a great charismatic character.

RIP

charleyfarley 8:52 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
Met him on his opening night of the pub he bought, the Plough and Harrow Leytonstone

As for choosing Chelsea over West Ham:-

Venables left school in the summer of 1958 and signed for Chelsea as an apprentice at the age of 15. He later said that he joined Chelsea as he felt he had a better chance of breaking into the first team at Stamford Bridge, and also because the club offered his father a job as a part-time scout, and he denied West Ham's youth coach Malcolm Allison's claim that he had only joined Chelsea for financial reasons.

mallard 8:38 Sun Nov 26
Re: RIP El Tel
It was such a shame he only got to manage them 4 competitive games in the Euros.
We would have smashed Argentina at France 98.

Got the best out of Gazza for both England and the Yids


R.I.P. Terence

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