I will always remember Hoddle’s goal against Watford…a little dink chip from an impossible angle. And an amazing volley he scored with a proper route one goal from a punt out from the Spurs keeper, it was headed on by someone and Hoddle volleyed it in from 20 yards or so. I can’t remember who that was against, and it could be my memory playing tricks and making it better than it was, but he was a truly sublime player. His first game for England as well, a side footer in to the top corner from 20 yaerds against Bulgaria (?).
Loved watching him play, even against us. He scored a cracker from 30 yards at the Kop end in a 3-1 win for Liverpool on the day we won the league to put Spurs 1-0 up. Fortunately we were good enough in those days for it not to matter. But I can remember more goals scored by Hoddle than any other non-Liverpool player, and that is a testament to just how great he was.
So my best wishes to him, and i hope he makes a full recovery