Swans legend for kicking the shite out of Ossie Ardiles He played 36 times for Swansea in the 1978-79 season. His famous chest-high tackle on Ossie Ardiles can still be felt, almost half a century later. It was Ardiles' first game on British soil, and almost broke the Argentine in two. Glenn Hoddle and Ardiles discussed the tackle years later . Hoddle takes the story up: "Tommy Smith's playing for Swansea and he's near the end of his career. "Ossie had a little bit of English by now, so we're saying, 'Ossie! Ossie! Tommy Smith. No 4. Bad man, tackle'. And Ossie was, 'Ah, no problem. Hard men in Argentina. Daniel Passarella'. I remember him saying that. And we're all going, 'Yeah, but this is different'." Ardiles interjects. "I wish I had been better at English at the time so I could understand..." Hoddle added: "So 20 minutes into the game, Ossie's going past me on a stretcher and I remember Johnny Pratt shouting, "Ossie! Tommy Smith! Yeah? Bad man".' Ardiles: "I was like, 'Welcome to England! Ha, ha, ha'." Welcome to Swansea, Ossie. Bill Shankly once said of him: "Tommy Smith wasn't born, he was quarried."