Talk:Matthew Le Tissier

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SFC Box[edit]

As SFC player, doesn't he qualify for the template? I've noticed Ted bates has one, so assumed it was a logical extension of that? Dan Kerins 17:00, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

Added POV-tag since the article reads more like a manifesto of Le Tissier's greatness than an encyclopaedia entry... Decks 22:11, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

He was great. No discussion. xxx

There are no bad sides to his career. He did no wrong! Scored legendary goals and stood for everything that was right :)

A true legend of sport.

honestly, as a non-southampton fan, all that could maybe be added is that he was sometimes criticised for his workrate or consistency. he DID have it all in terms of natural talent and it's commendable that he spent 16 years at one unfashionable club.

I agree, this article is not what you'd expect to find in a typical encyclopedia. I suggest that whoever contributed the bulk of this article have a good read of WP:NPOV and make some changes. It's no problem if you want to make it clear that Le Tiss was a hero (and I'd be the first to agree with you by the way) but you need to back it up with something other than your own opinion. --Owain loft 14:17, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


In my opinion the article is well written -although- he should back it up with better evidence, and there MUST be more insight into Matt Le Tissier's style of play - the guy was unique. (Luis, Spain) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.50.81.81 (talk) 13:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

The only way to ' analyse' Le Tissier is to look at the video of the goals he scored - It is quite remarkable how he does it so often - from such distance - with such accuracy and such little effort P. Withers

Appearances & goals[edit]

The infobox would appear to include incorrect information. In the wikipedia infoboxes goals and appearances are only counted for domestic league games. However the numbers in the box contradict those in the text --Wikipediatastic 14:46, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

I have amended both the text and the infobox to show the correct figures for both his league appearances & goals and his cup appearnces & goals. These differ slightly from the figures used by Wikipediatastic but are as shown in the semi-official history of Southampton FC (In That Number - see Hagiology Publishing) and also to the record on "AllFootballers.com". Daemonic Kangaroo 19:16, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
OK, we will go with your numbers. I wasn't sure which were correct. Wikipediatastic 09:06, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

He did not tear up a contract with Tottenham, Tottenham had agreed a deal to sign him, and had obtained his registration forms from Southampton whilst under the Charmanship of Douglas Alexiou, prior to the club being sold to Alan Sugar, who promptly tore up the paperwork.Statto74 16:37, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

International Qualification[edit]

While it's a moot point now, can someone confirm why MLT was eligible to play for France? It's not due to his birthplace, was it under the parent/grandparent rule? Deadlock 12:23, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

MLT was not eligible to play for France as there is no citizenship link between the Channel Islands and France. This was a misleading story put out by some English newspapers. Nor did he have an automatic entitlement to play for England. People born in the Channel Islands with no direct U.K. connection from their parents or grand-parents are eligible to represent any of the four home nations only after they have acquired five years continuous residence in the U.K.

Sarniaman 06:42, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Actually... MLT's Paternal grandfather was born in France, thus making him eligible. Atban.3000 write me 19:08, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Le Tissier.jpg[edit]

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What's his family history?[edit]

Why the Le? Thanks. 67.243.7.245 (talk) 02:00, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Probably because he was born in Guernsey, in the Channel Islands off the coast of France. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 06:15, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
His paternal grandfather was French, This is where the name comes from. Atban.3000 write me 19:09, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Height[edit]

The infobox has his height as 6ft but the Daily Telegraph think that he's 6ft2? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/leagues/leagueone/southampton/3027957/Regrets-too-few-to-mention-for-the-Saint-who-did-it-his-way.html danno 21:05, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Entire Professional career[edit]

Le Tissier did not spend his entire professional career at Soton, in fact he has since played for 2 other professional clubs in 3 different professional leagues within the English Football pyramid!!! namely Eastleigh and Guernsey. Atban.3000 write me 15:35, 1 May 2013 (UTC)