He passed away in 1993. Blanchflower and Rowe shared the same ideals and ideas. But he has never soured the memory of a career that spanned the greatest years in Tottenham’s history. Rowe first met Blanchflower after watching Wales beat Northern Ireland 3-0 at Swansea in 1952. Blanchflower had been playing for Glentoran for £3 a match after RAF service during the war. But he conceded that, in a crucial game, where a switch needed to be made, he would leave it to Blanchflower’s commonsense. Name: Robert Dennis "Danny" Blanchflower....Club: Tottenham Hotspur FC.Position: ★CMF, DMF.Nationality: Northern Ireland.Era: Club Era Teams 60; Tottenham Hotspur FC 1962-1963 Players. So when they met again in the old billiard room at Villa Park they gelled immediately. “I would rather leave a little too early than too late,” he said. He survived all the hardships and deserved all the laurels as a brilliant tactician combining vision, precision and inspiration, gaining 56 international caps without ever letting soccer rule his life. Would he accept Arthur Rowe’s offer of a £30,000 move to Tottenham... or would he go to Arsenal? Football statistics of Danny Blanchflower including club and national team history. Transfer history. Advanced Member. His words, on leaving his role as Northern Ireland manager, could be his epitaph. Nicholson’s assessment was that he probably had the best players in each position in the country. “Danny had always felt that making changes on the field was the captain’s responsibility,” recalled Bill. “But it took two long meetings before he would accept the job again.”, Here's what Bill Nicholson had to say about Danny Blanchflower... #COYSpic.twitter.com/wiEX9cXVqX. But already that Spurs side was breaking up. Danny was nicknamed the ‘Rabbit’ as a young player because he was so slight and labelled a rebel at Barnsley and Villa because he spoke his mind. Now he was at Tottenham and the world seemed his oyster with Rowe, as promised, making him captain. Position: Midfielder - Central Midfield : Current club: ---Further information. It was a good idea that failed and Danny was banished. Danny Blanchflower is the brother of Jackie Blanchflower . As he once said: “I am not disillusioned with the game because I never had too many illusions to start with.”, Below: Danny after we retained the FA Cup in 1962. They were on the same wavelength from the onset. But Danny, who had always played and talked football with authority, could not be bought. “I wanted Danny as a captain,” continued Rowe. In the twilight of those ‘Glory Years,’ Blanchflower was struggling with a knee injury and took on the role of Nick’s assistant. Name: Robert Dennis "Danny" Blanchflower … Despite the scoreline, Blanchflower was brilliant that day and made a big enough impact on the Spurs chief to encourage him to monitor his progress from then on. The confrontation blew up in the 1956 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park where Spurs lost to Manchester City. Dartmouth College Economics Professor Danny Blanchflower talks about the Bank of England's options in the wake of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, the danger of a … Robert Dennis Blanchflower - Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur, London XI, Aston Villa, Barnsley FC, Glentoran Belfast / Northern Ireland Posted on 12/8/2019, 08:56 . It was the end of a glorious playing era but Blanchflower threw himself into coaching with gusto. Despite the knee injury, Danny had inspired Spurs to one of our greatest nights. Wed 10 February 2016, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur. But uncertainty and aggravation were just around the corner. “He made other people play.”, Below: Danny with the spoils of the double, the league championship and FA Cup trophies. He even arrived at Oakwell with two other players as the cheapest part of a combined fee of £7,500 – hardly a confidence booster at that age. Danny, twice Footballer of the Year, called it a day and in 1964 chose to concentrate on journalism, although he spent three years as manager of Northern Ireland and nine months, in 1979, in charge of Chelsea. This excellent programme article on Danny Blanchflower, originally published in April, 1984, under the apt headline ‘Giant from the Past,’ told us so much about a man who was probably our greatest ever player that we re-print it here. It may never be matched. stebal. Age, that destroyer of perfection, was already at the dressing room door. Yet, in those early days, life at Tottenham turned into the sort of nightmare that players these days assume to be only a current phenomenon. Fortunately he opted for Spurs, leading us to the League and FA Cup ‘double’ in 1961, the FA Cup once again the following season and European Cup Winners’ Cup glory in 1963. One of the club's all-time greats, double-winning captain Danny Blanchflower, would have turned 90 today (Wednesday, February 10). Blanchflower had swapped Johnny Brooks with centre-half Maurice Norman in an effort to pull back the deficit. Within a year Rowe retired. And, despite early hiccups, it was to be an inspired signing. Yet the partnership that was about to shock the soccer world was just around the corner. Danny Blanchflower played 382 matches for us between 1954-63. Two years later Rowe paid a record fee for a wing-half to bring the Belfast-born Blanchflower to White Hart Lane. “He was a natural leader with the kind of commanding personality that compelled respect.”. The bludgeoning Dave Mackay, the speed of Cliff Jones, the guile of Jimmy Greaves combined with the power of Bobby Smith and the no-nonsense Maurice Norman were fading.