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All Hail the KING!

In the last few moments, It has been confirmed that Ledley King is to retire from the game, but remain in an ambassadorial capacity at the club.

Legendary and world class status is given all too freely in this or perhaps any generation, but for me and I assume the vast majority of Tottenham fans, Ledley King is (can't yet use the term was) of that quality, and in my opinion is a player that can rightly be put amongst the greatest ever Tottenham players and probably into the greatest ever team.

21 full England caps bare no insight into his quality, and perhaps if it had another fifty or even a hundred appearances on top, we would be nearer the mark Bet for me he will always be a Tottenham legend and a player I admire hugely and have loved to watch play, it is such a shame and almost a crime that such an outstanding footballer has struggled for so long.

I have been hoping that Ledley would retire for around two years now, and have always felt guilty in asking this question. It was in part about his in/out appearances, destabilising a defensive unit, but so much more about a man I value so highly and his own wellbeing. The last thing I wanted was to see him struggle to compete or suffer in his later years as a result of pushing himself too far.

It seems that Ledley will work for the club and the Tottenham community, and no doubt be looked upon as a mentor for so many of the young players at the club who are sure to look up to the great man. I have always felt this was a better direction for Ledley than hitting the training ground, as somehow it always seemed a better fit, from what little snippets I have seem of the great man, when interviewed, but what is now important is that he enjoys a long career and continued association with the club and community, and I hope he easily comes to terms with his premature retirement...




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Date:Thursday July 19 2012

Time: 11:51AM

 

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