Win tickets to see Jimmy Greaves

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

FOOTBALL favourite Jimmy Greaves will be sharing his memories and thoughts about the beautiful game when he visits Weston on March 5.Greaves is one of the most well known footballers to grace the English game and is a forward of legendary prowess, scoring 452 goals in 595 first class games. He also scored 44 goals for England and was top scorer for his club for 12 consecutive seasons.The evening at The Playhouse will tell both Jimmy's story and the story of football in the golden era of the 1950s and 60s, before money changed the game.It will cover his life from his childhood in the East End of London, through his early career in the Chelsea youth team, where he scored 114 goals in one season, to being one of the great stars of 1960s football at Tottenham and AC Milan and as an outstanding England striker.There will be darker aspects too, such as his bitter disappointment at failing to make the World Cup winning team of 1966, and the battle against the alcoholism that followed his retirement from the game.In the 80s Jimmy became the charismatic face of the hit football show Saint & Greavsie. The popular football round-up programme saw Jimmy join forces with Scotsman Ian St John in a show which quickly became compulsory Saturday lunchtime viewing for sports fans.The evening will also feature a surprise special guest.The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced from £14.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky reader the chance to each win a pair of tickets to join An Audience with Jimmy Greaves.To enter, please answer the following question: How many goals did Jimmy Greaves score for England?* Closes: 9am on February 22. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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