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Name Geoff Hurst
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
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Org England National Team
Club as Player West Ham
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2016 04 03 Retrieve

[Quote on Sir Bobby Charlton] To score that many goals from midfield is just a remarkable achievement. He was a great player, capable of a brilliant shot but also a brilliant player to have in the team. He was a clever player, won so much and will go down as one of the all time greats in world football

2016 04 04 Retrieve

[Quote on Sir Bobby Charlton] He was a naturally gifted player, and was two-footed as well, one of the most two-footed players you’ve ever seen. He could go either side, shoot with either foot

2016 10 11 Retrieve

[Sir Alf Ramsey Way at St George’s Park] Sir Alf was a modest man but a respected leader. As players he kept us all on our toes and we knew no one was guaranteed a place in the team. It’s fitting that his legacy both as a coach, and as a man, will be remembered here in the wonderful facility that is St George’s Park

2018 01 20 Retrieve

[Geoff Hurst speaks about current Three Lions forward Harry Kane] Well, it’s astonishing. Look at the hat-tricks. In my career at West Ham, I think I scored about ten or 11 hat-tricks and I was quite proud of that. He’s scored eight in a season. His record, so far, in the last two or three years, he’s been consistently a good goalscorer and he’s got a good knack of scoring the goals

2018 12 10 Retrieve

[England hero Hurst hails telepathy of Tottenham duo] I’m a big fan of Dele Alli – he’s developed a great understanding with Harry Kane at Tottenham, and at the top-level football isn’t always about individuality. Looking back, Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas had that for Real Madrid – it was almost telepathic. Dele has that with Harry, and I am sure he would have created a lot of chances for me

Many may expect me to say Harry Kane, given that he is a striker who can score goals at the highest level, but I actually think his playing style is similar to mine and we may not have hit it off. Harry is used to playing as a lone striker, and I always played alongside a second striker

Instead, I’ve gone for another two players that I feel would have benefited me a lot more in terms of creating chances and helping me to score goals. It may come as a surprise, but I would have Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli.

Kieran Trippier has been brilliant for England since he has come into the set up. He had a fantastic World Cup tournament, scoring a great free-kick against Croatia in the semi-final and he delivered dangerous crosses throughout the campaign.

His delivery is as good as any traditional winger I ever played with, and nobody would have enjoyed playing with him more than I would. He makes the art of crossing look so easy, and that’s a valuable skill to possess. I could see myself getting on the end of his excellent crosses – perhaps not now, but definitely in my prime!

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[World Cup winner and West Ham legend Martin Peters has died aged 76] [It was a] very sad day for football and for me personally. Martin Peters was one of the all-time greats and a close friend and colleague of mine for in excess of 50 years. A fellow World Cup final goalscorer and my West Ham partner for years along with Bobby Moore. RIP old friend.

2020 01 22 Retrieve

[on Alf Ramsey] We had some tremendous individual players and we all had one thing in common - Sir Alf Ramsey. It’s easy to spot players who have ability. What’s not so straightforward is realising which personalities will combine well to form a strong team. That was Alf’s strength