Talk:Teddy Sheringham

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Childhood club[edit]

The reference to West Ham United being Teddy's childhood club may be incorrect. Although Sheringham himself declared this when signing for West Ham, lots of players do this and it is not really authoritative. The main reason it is doubtful in this case is because Sheringham played for three of West Ham's most hated rivals: Millwall, Tottenham (twice) and Manchester United. I'd be surprised if any true West Ham fan would do this, particularly for so long. Is there any evidence to show that he was a childhood fan BEFORE he signed for West Ham? -- 06:20, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I couldn't source the information, but I've seen records of him having been with the Hammers. Bobo. 05:27, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I can confirm that West Ham United was definately Teddy's childhood club. It was the club his dad supported and it became the natural club for Teddy to support himself. I knew Teddy as a child and from the age of about 3 onwards he was definately a Hammers supporter. Thedavydark (talk) 20:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

14 goals for Forest[edit]

Did he really only score 14 goals for Forest? I could have sworn he won a golden boot while he was there, in which case he'd have had to have scored more than that. 24px CTOAGN (talk) 08:57, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

I think that's correct. According to and Soccerbase, he scored 14 league goals (13 in 1991-92 and 1 in 1992-93), plus 2 FA Cup and 5 League Cup goals. - N (talk) 14:42, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Oldest Premiership Player[edit]

Teddy Sheringham is not the oldest player to play in the premiership that's John Burridge he was 43 when he played with Man City in 1995. There are also like no citations here!

You're quite right. I missed the word "outfield". Will amend this. I'll get the citations also. Rrsmac 18:34, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

This is the best citation I have come up with so far: Media: If you look at 1644, it confirms him a few months ago as the Premiership's oldest outfield player. Therefore, unless someone like Gordon Strachan has made a comeback in the Premiership, he is the oldest outfield player and therefore also the oldest scorer. Will keep looking.Rrsmac 19:41, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

What about Stanley Matthews? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirillz (talkcontribs)

Stanley Matthews retired several decades before the Premiership began in 1992, so he doesn't come into the equation.... ChrisTheDude 09:53, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Old Teddy[edit]

When is Teddy Sheringham gonnna retire? He is very old now and still plays for a PREMIER DIVISION club of England (West Ham) as attack at the age of 40! Even goalkeepers would retire at this age! I haven't got a feud with Teddy, but isn't it time for him to retire by now? After 23 years of professional football since the age of 17 when he played Millwall as his first club. Is he gonna retire when he gets a serious injury which is gonna force him to retire? Also, I thought that Teddy went on loan to Djurgarden, a Swedish club when he was 18 in the 1984/85 season because that's what it said in my game- SCB '92- Monday 30th October- 15:40

Well, as they say, if you're good enough you're young enough. He scored a good (and important) goal yesterday, but he was clearly tiring before being substituted. I think he'd do well to got player managership in a lower league soon like contemporaries Nigel Clough and Dennis Wise. Djurgarden are mentioned in the article, in the main text, though not in the box on the right hand side. Maybe someone needs to look at this. Rrsmac 00:46, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

98 or 100 goals??????[edit]

Last night Robbie Keane scored his 99th Spurs goal. The commentator said:

"one more and Robbie will join the only other two players to reach 100 goals for Spurs in the last 30 years, Glen Hoddle and Teddy Sheringham!"

Where are the statistics in the article from? As 76 + 22 = 98, there are atleast 2 goals missing!?! (talk) 15:35, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

This refers only to league goals, Sheringham scored over one hundred goals in all competitions for Tottenham. It's a slighly annoying convention but it's easier to track league goals than all competitions I suppose. (talk) 23:40, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

International Goals[edit]

Ive added a table of all his international goals. Hope everything is ok with it! User:Oliwestham (Talk) 16:39 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I have updated the table as the final goal against Greece was in a World Cup Qualifier (talk) 23:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

First int'l goal[edit]

" 1993. However, he scored against Poland that year..."

Only the stats show his first goal in 1995, and his only goal v Poland in 1997, under a different manager. Is the table incomplete? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:11, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Charlie Sheringham[edit]

Seems to be the standard that sporting family members ride up at the front of the bus. Where in the opening paragraph is obviously up for debate, but it does appear to be a constant that it is mentioned in the opening paragraph.Londo06 20:27, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

But family members do not get a mention purely on the grounds of being family members, otherwise everybody's toddlers would feature. Charlie Sheringham's career (thus far at least) would have him fail WP:ATHLETE, and I would be very tempted to put it up for AfD. It's redeeming feature might be that Telegraph article, to get him through a non-athlete pass of WP:BIO, but does anyone really believe that they would have published it if his dad wasn't who he is. Sheringham fils is not a well known sporting personality, he is the son of a sproting personality who hopes to build a career in the same sport, but seems unlikely to. It seems to me highly disproportionate to give him a mention in the lead paragraph. It is not as though Sheringham Senior's personal life was lived in great seclusion: perhaps there should be a para abut that, in which Charie might get a mention. Kevin McE (talk) 22:51, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
That would be a bit petty. I do concur with the non-notable children aspect, but I have seen interviews with Charlie Sheringham going back to him making it on his own at Ipswich and he would still at this point be a professional sportsperson. Were he a total unkown it would not belong there. It appears to be the standard for sporting family members to have that detailed in the first paragraph.Londo06 09:21, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Hong Kong May 2013[edit] Also in today's paper (6th June 2013) the letters page features a fan deploring the fact that Sheringham, when he did sober up enough to actually attend a game, refused to acknowledge fans, ignored requests for photos and autographs, and deliberately walked across the ground to avoid people. There were many kids among the spectators who had to witness this sorry spectacle. This contrasted strongly with Peter Beardsley and and Andy Goram who shook hands, signed autographs, posed for photos for children in Celtic shirts. This Wikipedia article should purport to be encyclopaedic (i.e comprehensive). This person is a celebrity who still plays in public. Therefore he is to an extent 'public property' and he appears as an envoy of his profession. Therefore his behaviour should have a very real bearing on the tenor of this article. I would be very interested to know any reasons why news of his behaviour in Hong Kong should not be put in this Wiki article. It appears that not doing so makes this Wiki article appear more like a fan page than an objective biography. Stephen A (talk) 02:48, 6 June 2013 (UTC)