Retro Football: Jimmy Greaves Gets Very Angry At The Met Office And Weather In General On Morning Television, 1987 (Video)

Chris Wright

12th, September 2018


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Regarded as a reliably affable and jocular personality, the Great Storm of 1987 saw the British television-watching public introduced to a different side of Jimmy Greaves.

The former Tottenham and England poacher appeared on the TV-am sofa to express his concerns to presenter Mike Morris about the inclement weather enveloping the entire country in October of that year.

Specifically, Greavsie was incredibly annoyed at the Met Office’s reluctance to categorise the violent winds battering England as a hurricane despite, in his own words, there being “60-foot oak trees picked out of the ground like watercress”.

What followed was wonderfully eloquent (if slightly rambling) rant about the general dire state of weather reporting in general…

“Jimmy, I understand your anger…”


Pretty much the exact physical embodiment of Grandpa Simpson yelling at clouds.


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  1. Dave says:

    The interesting thing about old english players is that these guys are only legends in the UK. Outside, nobody ever fucking heard of them.
    Except Charlton, Moore and Lineker, probably.

    • JHam says:

      Not true. I understand what you’re trying to say but I know of Jimmy Greaves and I’m from Australia. Granted that may be because I’m a lifelong Chelsea fan and that’s where he started his senior career after spending time in the youth system also.

  2. Chambourcy says:

    That clip is brilliant! Raging that weather forecasting isn’t as reliable as tv programme listings?! Guaranteed he voted for Brexit, lol!

  3. Stefano says:

    “I`ve lived through storms before in my life, I`ve lived through everything…”

    Great rant!

  4. Stefano says:

    “I`ve lived through storms before in my life, I`ve lived through everything…”

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