Danny Blanchflower was a Northern Irish footballer who played for Spurs between 1954 and 1964. In 2009, the Times ranked the midfielder as Spurs’ best ever player, although Harry Kane might have something to say about that nowadays.
During his time in North London, Blanchflower made over 330 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring 15 goals in that time before eventually moving to Durban City in 1965.
Later in his career, he went on to manage Northern Ireland and Chelsea, although he never came back around to lead the Lilywhites. Unfortunately, Danny passed away in 1993 at the age of 67.
Known to be quite sarcastic, Danny left many unforgettable quotes in his wake, as well as some memorable moments on the pitch. These quotes remain a part of the club to this day, so we wanted to take a look at some of our favourites.
Here are our top five Danny Blanchflower quotes:
1 – “The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.”
If only Danny could have met Jose Mourinho.
2 – “We’ve got a good side here. We will win the double this season”
A prediction made before the beginning of a season; Spurs went on to win the double that year. Can you imagine that happening nowadays?
3 – Duchess of Kent at the 1961 FA Cup Final: “Why do the other team have their names on their tracksuits and yours’ don’t?”
Blanchflower: “Ah well, ma’am, you see we all know each other.”
As I said, he was sarcastic.
4 – Interviewer: “Well Danny, what is the secret to the Spurs winning every match so far this season?”
Danny: “Most probably because in each match we have scored more goals than our opponents.”
Another great example of the midfielder being sarky.
5 – Spurs Director: “The trouble with you is that you think you know all the answers.”
Blanchflower: “Ah, God love you, you don’t even know the questions.”
If only Blanchflower was alive to meet Daniel Levy…
Quotes found by tottenhamblog.com
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