Throughout the 60s, Jimmy Greaves was the ultimate goal machine. His 357 career goals in English football came at the astonishing rate of 2 every 3 games. Quite simply, he was one of the best centre forwards English football has ever seen. Quick, intelligent and aggressive, "Greavsie" had the ability to waltz through a bemused wall of defenders before tucking the ball past a hapless goalkeeper seemingly at will, endearing him to football fans across the country.
For anyone under the age of 40, Jimmy Greaves is probably nothing more than a droll sidekick to TV partner Ian St John or a latex puppet on 'Spitting Image', but this fascinating biography is a pertinent reminder of Greaves's ability as a goal-scorer extraordinaire.