It is hard to believe 25 years have passed since Paul "Gazza" Gascogine shed tears in England's World Cup semifinal against West Germany at the 1990 World Cup. My memories remain so vivid.
Even though England ended up losing the semifinal on penalties, that game -- and the tournament -- is rightfully credited with helping Britain fall in love with football again and create the momentum for the start of the Premier League era.
People have asked me what soothing words I said to Gazza as he walked...
Greaves, who also suffered a minor stroke in 2012, received messages of support from across the football world after it emerged he had been hospitalised and he is now determined to get as well as he can.