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Global Support.. the 13th Man!

A Question: Who are the people who will be putting their heart and soul in to supporting THFC this March? On match days, I always see on the Spurs official site 'Where will you be watching from'
So I thought it would be good for us, and for the club, to know just how far VS support spreads its wings!

In addition to the loyal fans who cheer at the lane, travel around the UK and Europe to support the team, It appears to me that the support is far wider reaching than I had ever imagined. Wouldn't it be great if the players were to read this, and see just how important they, as our team, are to us. It might just generate a sense of a '13th' man on the pitch if they know people were cheering from around the UK, Europe and the world, and not just in the ground on match days. It is one of the toughest months of fixtures we have seen in a long time, and a hell of a lot rides on the results, so every little helps!

I started reading VS in the summer, and joined in during October of last year. I Hail from North London, Whetstone to be precise, and moved to Dublin around 13 years ago. My father is a Spurs fan, he watched them in the 60's when he worked in London on his first spell over there! I guess the father / son support rule followed that, but I was hooked from my first real taste of glory, aged 10, watching Ricky Villa tear City apart, and Spurs lifting the trophy! I try to make a couple of trips a year to the Lane these days. This season was Newcastle and Stoke, so mixed blessings, and as many know I am holding out for Turin in May!

Since moving here I have found it frustrating how little the support was for teams outside of Man United, Liverpool and Celtic. Spurs in particular have a very small support, and I really realised this when I went to Tallaght to watch us play Shamrock Rovers. I would estimate 70% of our away support had travelled. It goes to show how hard it is here in Dublin, to have a chat about the goings on at the club, and finding somewhere with an atmosphere to watch a game, without being totally outnumbered by opposition fans.

When I joined up to VS, I really thought I would be in the minority, not living in London and regularly attending matches. Not so it seems. Obviously we are anonymous on here, but some of our tags, like mine, give a clue as to where we are. But it seems many of the less obviously named posters are not residents of N17!

I really enjoy VS, and it gives me an opportunity to vent frustration and share my joy. It makes me feel more a part of the club and fan base than I did before I Joined! I also found a lot of people have a lot in common with me outside of supporting the Spurs, whether thats having lived in the same area previously, passions for other sports and activities etc. Its what makes this Forum so unique compared to the likes of VC,VA, etc.

So, How near or far does our support stretch? Whats your story? Why do you love our great club so much to take the time to comment on here? Where will you be cheering our Spurs from this March?

Lets be the 13th man as we strive for European Glory and finishing ahead of Arsenal!

COYS!!!! (And Robbie, if your reading this.. I salute you!! Keep it up)

Written by Dublin Hotspur



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Writer:Dublin Hotspur
Date:Thursday March 6 2014
Time: 9:14AM

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Great post Dublin! COYS!
James1
06/03/2014 09:19:00
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I'm from Millwall territory, SE London..Bermondsey. My love of Spurs all started from my father who told me about the wonderful players who graced the turf at WHL. Blanchflower, MacKay, Greaves, White, Smith, Jones, Gilzean..so many great players. It was one afternoon, I watched a match Spurs v Forest and it was then that I first clasped eyes on my hero..Hoddle. What a player..the best passer I've ever seen and the most technically gifted Englishmen. He had poise, grace and he just seem to float when he had the ball..his vision..out of this world and his shooting ability WOAH! Blimey I could go on and on but I won't. Long live the king. If I changed my name on here it would be HODGOD_10. COYS!
James1
06/03/2014 09:30:00
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I'm from Belfast a few miles north. I decided to become interested in football about 6 years ago (now 64 so a late starter) All the people in my cell group in church even the ladies supported teams. As a boy I was aware of Spurs and Pat Jennings is from my home town of Newry (now a city) so I choose Spurs. I have been reading VS from the start and have learnt a lot. I am now addicted to spurs and spend far too much time reading about them. My wife is finding it hard to adjust to someone whose life now revolves around weekend football and Thursday (hopefully Tues/Wed) nights. I too try to get to the lane at least once every year. My first trip was when we played Roma and we thought Berba might be staying but it was not to be. To follow Spurs has been one of the best decisions of my life and a great source of interest joy and disappointment but I wouldn't be without it. COYS
Big Ron
06/03/2014 09:53:00
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Great read Dublin! Sydney born and bred, I became a Spurs supporter 35 years ago aged nine, when my best mate at the time returned home from a trip back home with a Spurs jersey for me. I found out years later that although being 4th generation Aussie, my ancestors had hailed from an area of London not far from where Wembley stadium now stands. Now living in Bangkok, Thailand and watch every game. Travelled to support the boys in pre-season Hong Kong last year and again in December 2013 where unfortunately had to watch Fulham away as couldn't get a ticket for a home game. Craven Cottage at -1 degrees on a Wednesday night was a shock to the system after 35 degrees here in Thailand, but when Lewis Holtby scored the late winner, it was all worth it! Forgetting I was amongst Fulham fans (unable to get an away Spurs end ticket) I jumped to my feet and shouted with joy. Despite the odd looks, I made it out alive! COYS!
LOS Spurs
06/03/2014 10:09:00
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Aaaah great read Dublin! Thanks mate! Born in Lincoln, Family emigrated to sunny South Africa, My father maintained his Spurs connection despite not being able to watch them for many years on the tele. All my friends and even my brothers are glory hunters but I kept the flag high for Spurs... ( and I know who will get the lions share of the inheritance ;) ). I live now in Cape Town and travel twice a year to watch Sours religiously with my father! COYS!!!
Mix26
06/03/2014 10:25:00
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Spurs ffs
Mix26
06/03/2014 10:27:00
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I'm from sunny surrey, I try and get to games as much as poss when I can, my dad was a arsenal fan so I think going forbade bitter rivals was a great choice, I have met many a spurs fan around these parts usually from me wearing one of my jackets and someone in the street commenting
waztap
06/03/2014 10:31:00
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Good article Dublin. I’m guessing they’ll be some happy memories on this thread! I turned 13 in January 1960 and started going to matches with my dad, Tottenham one week and Arsenal the next. It only took a handful of games before Spurs became a life-long passion. The timing was perfect; Spurs were a few months away from the start of the ‘Double’ season. I saw all the home games for the first couple of years and then we started going to away games, so I have been to most of the major grounds several times.

Every Spurs supporter knows the ‘Double’ story (or should do) so I won’t write a book about it here! I saw all the European games that followed the Double; my special memories being Gornik and Benfica, although every game was amazing as Spurs took to the pitch in their all-white strip and heard the most deafening support you could imagine.

I was part of a crowded Tottenham Highroad on a glorious Sunday in May 1960 when a double-decker bus cruised slowly past with a happy Spurs team waving and displaying two gleaming trophies. I went to Rotterdam in 1963 to see an English club make history (Spurs 5 - Athletico Madrid 1). Absolutely awesome! I only saw one Spurs FA cup live at Wembly (1967 Spurs 2 – Chelsea1). I watched the 61 and 62 finals on the TV and tried not to destroy the house each time we scored! I also saw United beat Leicester in the 1963 FA cup final at Wembley. I saw WHU beat Munich at Wembley in the final of the Cup Winners Cup (I think that was 65).

I saw many England internationals during my teens and was at Wembley to watch every game England played in the 1966 World Cup!!! I moved to Western Australia at the end of 1968, but I took a lot of brilliant memories with me ... much more than I can recount here. I made some of my own soccer history in 1980 by becoming the State of Western Australia’s Inaugural Amateur Soccer Player of the Year (wish my dad had been alive to see that!).
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 10:35:00
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Im from Magherafelt Co Londonderry in Northern Ireland - travel over 2 times a season to WHL - and a Bi-annual trip to see them at Anfield as all my mates are Pool Fans !! PS don't know where i got my spurs blood as my Dad is a PALACE fan!! i remember the 84 uefa cup match when i was just a small boy and that got me hooked :) well thats my story COYS
South L/Derry Spurs
06/03/2014 10:57:00
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Dublin Hotspur, nice read! I was born in North London, went to school in Muswell Hill at a school called Creighton comprehensive, 'a school designed to integrate a large number of Afro-Caribbean and other ethnic minority children into the school from distant parts of the borough of Haringey in an attempt to maximise education choice and social interaction'. Well that was the Labour party plan! But the true reality was it had 3,000 kids. 50% Tottenham, 50% Gooners, We used to have 50 (plus) aside Tottenham v Gooners games on the huge playing field at lunch times, which was always an excuse for a semi friendly ruck! If Spurs beat the scum you would have to make sure you went to school with your Tottenham crew, or face getting a few slaps from those cowardly Gooner crews. This was at the height of football hooliganism in the mid 1970's. They closed the school down in the mid 80,s because it was to violent, redesigned it and now it is a nice gentrified safe school called Fortismere with 1,638 kids... I have since lived in New York, Sao Paulo, and currently work in Berlin (the Bundesliga sucks!) but still have my season ticket which is given out to my nephews, nieces and friends. Always nice to know I have a seat when I am in town, to get into Loser Levy's tiny stadium... ;)
Pele10
06/03/2014 11:09:00
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MY first trip to WHL was memorable to say the least ! paid 65 quid for the spurs Pool match ! only got to see the first half ! as unbeknownst to us, bringing your drink to your seat after the half time refreshments wasn't tolerated ! now having caught the 6-30 flight from belfast that morning and our first beer about 6-45, we didnt take to kindly to the stewards wanting to remove us from our seats !! having paid 65 quid as mentioned before ! well to cut a long story short myself and a mate ended up in the holding cells below WHL with about 10 coppers in the room !! only to be booted out of the ground 10 mins later with our tail between our legs :) COYS
South L/Derry Spurs
06/03/2014 11:13:00
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you can take the boy out of NI but you cant take NI out of the boy :)
South L/Derry Spurs
06/03/2014 11:14:00
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Pele, Many a fight I remember between Creighton school and Bishop Douglass, (My school) as well as Finchley Catholic, Ravenscroft, and any other school they could find to fight with! that was a tough school!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 11:19:00
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I cannot compete with some of the locations being mentioned. I am from far away SE London, been supporting Spurs all my life, didn't have a choice really as my dad was a fanatic, went to every game home and away. He moved to England in 1960 and once he saw the Tottenham team that was the team for him, he has all the memories which are great and these have been passed to me, Tottenham for life :).
Kong
06/03/2014 11:20:00
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Should be May 1961 not 1960 re Highroad (just Noticed)!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 11:26:00
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LOVELY article, thank you, Dublin. "Support", sadly, only appears to fit a select group of members on this site. That select group are ALWAYS attempting to look at the positive side of things, looking at how far our club has come over the last 10 or so years. That group is fully aware that it's not at all long ago, that we were 'Mid table Tottenham', if we were fortunate enough to have a good/decent season. Unfortunately, we also have a select group of people (it'll create friction, but I am unable to label them as 'supporters', sorry) who appear to have delusions of grandeur. These people seem to think we are above the Europa League, AKA 'The Thursday Spoon', AKA 'A Waste of time and resources'. Yesterdays article, by Jod, is testament to this. Such a shame!!

Many (all?) on here are aware that I'm a Tottenham (Seven Sisters) boy, who now lives over 300 miles away, in Penzance, Cornwall. I was moved down here by my parents in 1985, tried to go back to Seven Sisters when I was 18, but couldn't settle because, basically, it's bloody horrible up there. Now i live in a beautiful part of the world, my kids can play outside safely, I barely lock the doors to my house or car, the pace of life is wonderfully slow, it's a wonderful way to live! Does that mean my passion for this beautiful club is less than it was when I resided in N15? Does it feck!! My passion for our club is even stronger than ever, probably because I am now much more unable to get to games, due to family commitments, the cost of travel, tickets, accommodation etc etc etc.

That is precisely why I LOVE this site so much, and why I am so keen to source ANY information about our club. I am, unfortunately, all too aware of what it's like to be 'out of the loop', and I only live 300 miles away. I can only imagine how our overseas members must feel, or how detached they are from our club. Any info I come across, whether it be stadium related, transfer related, or just something from the inside that has somehow leaked onto the likes of twitter, is info that I would almost certainly KNOW, if I was still residing in N15. So sharing what I find, despite it making me be known as 'Mr Copy & Paste', is pretty much solely for those of us who are not fortunate enough to be able to get to WHL.

I envy each and every one of you who come on here and start your post with "I was at the game today and.....", you're all lucky bar-stewards!! No matter where you are in the world, no matter how old you are, what gender you are, what sexual persuasion you live by, no matter what colour your skin is, whether you're rich or poor, YOU'RE A YIDDO!! That, to me, is all that matters, and is precisely why it's so upsetting (for me) to see a fellow brother or sister YIDDO, being called "clueless", or "know nothing about football", or "deluded" etc etc, just because they hold a different opinion about something THFC related. We all only know what we know, and it shouldn't matter if somebody knows more than somebody else. Nobody expects Utopia, it simply wouldn't be possible on a public forum. However, having respect for a fellow THFC supporter, a THFC lover, is the least we should be capable of. It's all too easy to speak down to people, as though you're on a pedestal of superiority, but the chances are, you're most certainly not!!

Again, LOVELY article, Dublin. Hopefully it will create a wonderful amount of friendly posting, sharing of stories THFC, or life related, and an all-round positive vibe. Something akin to Netmums, perhaps? :-) COYS
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 11:37:00
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Sorry for the War & Peace length response.
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 11:38:00
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I was conceived in N17, on the Tottenham Marshes, Dec 1959, at the precise moment that Blanchflower scored the opener in a 4-0 victory against Newcastle, at WHL. My Mother gave birth to me 9 months later at the precise moment that Frank Saul scored the winner in a 3-2 victory, away to Arsenal. I had no choice other than to follow the great Tottenham Hotspur FC. It was my fate. Yes, I remember it well...
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 11:38:00
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Good idea Dublin... I was born in the Turnpike Lane area and started going to WHL in the mid fifties with my eldest brother. Took an orange box with us on the bus. Geoffspur I'm same age as you but started earlier. lol. In my teens I had a gooner mate and we'd go week about to home games. I remember having some great times at the lane. Also saw some FA cup semis and a couple of finals (62 and 82 first game) . Had some bad times too in the 76/77 season. Relegated but bounced straight back up. I now live in Boston Lincs but I've moved around a bit during my time, only England though. Always been a Spurs fan and that's for nearly 60 years. (Next season). So as always COYS!!
longtimespur
06/03/2014 11:39:00
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Not to mention, as many of you on here are now aware, I inadvertently married into the family of the great, great, great, great (there may be more 'greats') granddaughter of a certain, Sir Henry Percy, AKA Sir Harry Hotspur, so I'm now well and truly a THFC lifer :-) COYS
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 11:42:00
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Seriously Dublin, I'm enjoying the responses...
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 11:47:00
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MAN ON I used to play on the Tottenham and Hackney marshes in those days.. LOL they were always very slippery if I remember rightly. ...Geoffspur ...I've got a photo of that bus parade on my wall, unfortunately not with me in it, though I was also there. Was nearly as crushing on the pavements as it was in the ground on match days. Did you used to go to the Royal back then?
longtimespur
06/03/2014 11:49:00
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DAD!
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 11:50:00
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Geof - A question for you, Sir, which I hope you won't take offence to. You said you were 13 in January of 1960, and travelled to most of the major grounds. Now, back in the day, did you ever go to Molineaux? I only ask because my dad was a massive Wolves supporter, and despite me opting to be a Yiddo, my dad would constantly tell me that we would never have a team that is as good as Wolves were when he used to stand on the terraces at Molineaux. He would be significantly older than you (was born on Valentines Day 1936), but said that Wolves were literally THE TEAM, back in the day? Apparently they made up most of the England team, and were a real force. Apologies for not asking about something THFC related, but it would be good if you, or perhaps one of our other more senior members, could shed a little light on the team my dad always spoke so highly of :-).
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 11:50:00
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hahahahahahahahahahahahaha MAN ON!
Mix26
06/03/2014 11:54:00
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Yeah I laughed at MAN ON's response, too. Everyone else talking about how they grew to love our club, their experiences on the terraces etc etc. MAN ON tells us when his Mum & Dad were getting down and dirty, lol. Got to love you, MAN ON :-)
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 11:58:00
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Like Big Ron I'm a bit of a late convert to the beautiful game. I started watching during Spurs CL run so they were on TV quite a bit here in the states that season. How could you not fall in love with them during that run? Now I'm a lifer and I watch every match I can here in Kentucky. It makes me smile every time I hear my five year old son sing along to "Come on you Spurs" with the crowd at The Lane.
Jarrod Moore
06/03/2014 12:17:00
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Coopsie ... Yes, I went to Molineaux a few times with my dad. The main competition for Spurs during the Double season came from Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley, and Wolves (as I remember). All three were very good teams with some great players. I bet you heard a lot about Billy Wright from your dad?! Your dad was right, Wolves did have a great team and they were certainly a major force (which is why I love to see Wolves and Burnley in the PL, just wish they'd stay longer!) ... but, as you know, lots of supporters would say the same about teams from their history ... that's what makes it so great! Your dad had a good argument ... as do we! The brilliant thing is that we all have those special memories! What makes you think I would take offence?! :-)
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 12:17:00
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Coops, I went to College in Wolverhampton, and used to watch the wolves at Molineux every home game, just because it was footy, and the pubs didn't have sky then, (only24 years ago and no super sunday??) and I have to say they were rubbish! the best games were V West Brom and Walsall, they hated each other!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 12:19:00
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I was conceived at the Munich Beer Festival (or during it anyway, where my parents were partaking in Ale---at the festival would be wrong!) am I on the wrong site so Man On! LOL good post mate
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 12:20:00
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The truth is I'm not really sure how I came to support Spurs... I was born in North London and then spent my early years living in Islington. (Gooner territory)! My Grandad was a Chelsea fan and my first experience of live football was at Stamford Bridge in the late 60's, where I would stand in the Shed with him. I was already a THFC supporter by then and it felt strange to be there, especially when Spurs were the away team. I went to school in South London and almost all the lads were Chelsea fans. I was then scouted for the Blues and played in goal for the Chelsea Youth team. (Traitor!). I love/hated it. But, something obviously impressed me about THFC as a young lad and nobody could sway me away from them. I couldn't have made a better choice. So many great, (albeit vague), memories of WHL from the early 70's on.. Here's to the future. Up the Spurs!
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 12:23:00
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Jarrod, gotta love the kids singing along. Both my kids ( daughter 5 1/2 and son 20 months), to the dismay of my wife, completed their first sentences with the words "COME ON YOU SPURS"! The pride!!!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 12:25:00
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MAN ON..... SORRY but I'm not taking any blood tests lol.
longtimespur
06/03/2014 12:37:00
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MAN ON/longtime ... I can't believe you two don't remember me from the Lane ... I was the one wearing a blue and white scarf?! :-)
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 12:38:00
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Geof - Thank you :-). You are absolutely correct, my dad wouldn't shut up about Billy Wright, yet still never thought of him as a better player than Greavsie (his favourite ever footballer). He'd also mention names like Dennis Westcott (who?), Bill Slater (who?), Ron Flowers (who?), Eddie Stuart (who?), and Peter Broadbent (A player who George Best was quoted as saying was his favourite/most admired player).. I've never heard of any of these names, outside of my dad naming them, but he did love his Wolves..

As for why I thought you'd take offence? Well I just didn't want you to think that I thought, just because you're older than I am, you'd instantly know about players from yesteryear.
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 12:39:00
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MAN ON ... I wish I had your memory ... try as hard as I might, I cannot remember being conceived!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 12:41:00
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I remember you Geof, as the lunatic, wearing a Viking hat and bouncing around like a demented Kangaroo every time we scored.
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 12:42:00
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*Viking helmet of course... Always obscuring my view.
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 12:43:00
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It was emotional. Noisy too.
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 12:44:00
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Dublin - I know Wolves were gash back then, that's why I was always amazed when my dad would say about how bloody good they were back in his day, which would be between the 40s, 50s, and 60s, I guess? Then I came along in the mid 70s and ruined his life lol.
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 12:45:00
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Dublin - I know Wolves were gash back then, that's why I was always amazed when my dad would say about how bloody good they were back in his day, which would be between the 40s, 50s, and 60s, I guess? Then I came along in the mid 70s and ruined his life lol.
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 12:45:00
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Pele - Although I get the impression it was tongue in cheek, why ruin a really lovely post with that last sentence? A genuinely nice read, up until that part.
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 12:48:00
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Def T.I.C. Coops!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 12:49:00
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Coopsie ... Flowers and Broadbent were brilliant players but I can't recall Stuart or Westcott. After my last post to you I remembered going to an away game at Wolves and we won 4-0. I looked it up and it was during the Double year so I went to some away games earlier than I thought! I remember it well because the Wolves supporters were gob-smacked by the way Spurs played. You could hear a pin drop. Probably one game your dad would not want to remember! Mind you, we weren't bad that year!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 12:50:00
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Coopsie.... Flowers, Broadbent, and Slater I can remember seeing play. I think they were all internationals along with England captain Billy Wright. WHen I started going to WHL Wolves won the old Division 1 in 57/8 and 58/9 then 2nd next season and 3rd behind Wednesday the year we did the double. Relegated in 64/5. Before my football watching days at the lane they also won it in 53/4, 2nd next season, 3rd in 55/6. Hope that helps you see how good they were.
longtimespur
06/03/2014 12:53:00
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Well Geof, he'd certainly struggle to remember it now, due to the fact that he passed away on November 11th 1999. Nice though, born on Valentines Day & died on Rememberance Day. I think he was supposed to be loved and remembered :-).. Chuffed you knew of Flowers & Broadbent, I've never even seen any old speckly footage of them, so it's really good to hear that my dads views weren't entirely biased by his love for WWFC :-)..

Dublin - My thoughts immediately, mate, re T.I.C. Just a shame the little wind up merchant had to slip it in there. There's DEFINITELY a good poster somewhere in that Pele persona, and I wish he'd let it out a bit more, because there's NOTHING he can do to change what he doesn't like at THFC. He may as well do what we have to do with Sherwood, accept it, hope for the best, and pray for a better solution in the future. COYS
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 12:58:00
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Coopsie, a Pele10 post without Levy being mentioned wouldn't feel right. It is his trademark now :)
Kong
06/03/2014 12:59:00
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James ... as I think I said somewhere on here recently, I spent most of my life in SE London ... Forest Hill, Brockley, Peckham, Waterloo, but did spend a brief period at Stoke Newington which I was too young to remember. Went to school in Ladywell and Downham. My brother and his adult children live in the folkstone area ... which is where I would have probably ended up. Me and my mates would play on 'bombsites' as kids and just thought of them as adventure playgrounds!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 13:00:00
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Kong - Yeah, mate, I guess you do have a valid point there. By the way, I don't believe I'm yet to congratulate you (and your better half) after the birth of your baby girl, our new lucky charm. So congratulations to you both for the birth of 'Diddy' Kong :-)
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 13:04:00
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Geofspurs, I went to Secondary School in Downham, this was in the early 90's, grew up in Catford so know SE London quite well.
Kong
06/03/2014 13:08:00
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And a belated happy Birthday to Lee Treend, who did at least get the result for a present, if not the performance.

Also welcome to Melbourne Spurs, maintaining our increasing Australia based contingent.

Also, congratulations to peterballb, who I'm sure took GREAT PRIDE in the fact that the Canadian womens Ice Hockey team came back from 2-0 down, to beat those noisy American neighbours, in the Winter Olympics. Great story :-)
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 13:08:00
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Cheers Coopsie, yes our lucky charm is now 6 weeks old. She is getting ready for the match on Saturday so we better win :)
Kong
06/03/2014 13:11:00
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Kong, from what I've read, it won't matter if we don't win on Saturday evening. That'll be Levy's fault ;-)
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 13:23:00
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The thing is, Kong, with our game being a 5.30pm Kick-Off, does that mean you'll have to keep Diddy up late? Wouldn't want a grumpy gal to spoil your enjoyment of the game. By the way, nice to read Mourinho moaning about the scheduling of the game :-)

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-v-tottenham-jose-mourinho-vents-his-frustration-at-fixture-scheduling--nobody-tells-me-9166080.html

Diddums, deal with it or feck off :-)
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 13:27:00
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The thing is Coopsie, part of the lucky charm is her being grumpy and crying through the match lol. Its worked so far :)
Kong
06/03/2014 13:31:00
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Brilliant article Dublin…. a bit to compose so will do so later …. bound to ingrate some - but …. so many familiar tales!!!
Highgatespur
06/03/2014 13:32:00
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Diddy absolutely has to cry through the game! It's one of her magic ingredients!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 13:33:00
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Off topic, just found out chas and Dave are playing in a great little venue in dublin in April! I'm going!!! They will def play "ossies dream"

"they can't stop them, the boys from tottenham, the boys from white hart lane"
that was the year I got hooked!!!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 13:37:00
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Well in that case, put a bottle (of milk, I'm not that bloody bad) just where she can see it, but don't let her have it. That should work a treat lol..

Highgate - Compose away, mate. Anyone who has an issue with somebody sharing their experiences, and stories of all things THFC related, life in general etc etc, on this article, is nothing short of a ****!! :-). What is it they say? Fill ya boots!!
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 13:37:00
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Coops mate, mucker, dude , champ all things THFC :) c'mon you know u are ! surely Pele is entitled to his little Levy Rap like everyone else is to share their opinions :) i hope i'm not talking 'nonescence' . as much as his Levy rap gets on my tits :)
South L/Derry Spurs
06/03/2014 13:39:00
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Loser Levy Out !! (jokin)
South L/Derry Spurs
06/03/2014 13:41:00
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Kong ... I went to Downham secondary boys school. I attended right through my high school years. It was great. Lots of school in the area and I used to represent the school in Athletics, gymnastics and football ... so I spent more time competing than at school ... brilliant!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 13:48:00
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Kong ... KEEP DIDDY UP!!!
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 13:51:00
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My Grandad was die hard spurs fan born in Camden and is the reason for my love of the club and city. My dad and older sister are both die hard gooners. I work in NW2, and now live just outside the area. I go to home games and get lucky to travel sometimes, last away game was a fairly chilli night up at Newcastle. This is the best forum and you lot (sometimes) are not complete tossers, so fair play. Looking forward to all the remaining games but the next three are big ones. COYS.
SpursOne2
06/03/2014 13:54:00
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Diddy will be up and on top form, she won't be able to sleep with my shouting going on, usually keeps her crying too :)
Kong
06/03/2014 13:54:00
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Geofspurs, I went to Malory, unfortunately I wasn't the best at sports so I had to go to school.
Kong
06/03/2014 13:58:00
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Cheers for all the great posts guys and gals, was a bit worried it would be a lame duck, but loving hearing everyone's tales and the ensuing banter! Keep it coming, I'll be back in after I have taken my daughter to ballet! ( I know, can't wait for the little man to start little kickers in the summer!)
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 13:58:00
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Kong ... in retrospect, I should have spent more time at school and less time 'playing', But that's not what I thought at the time! But, everything works out in the end. :-)
Geofspurs
06/03/2014 14:05:00
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LOL @ SL/DS :-).. Of course he's entitled to his daily rap. I just wondered if it was actually necessary in an article that is about supporters, more than the club itself :-)

Dublin - I've no idea whatsoever why you were concerned about the responses? This was a really nicely written article, and a bloody good idea. We actually have an excuse to chat, reminisce & muse about anything and everything. Netmums? My arse!! :-) COYS
coopsieyid
06/03/2014 14:26:00
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More like back'o'the net chums!
MAN ON!
06/03/2014 14:36:00
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Good article Dublin, well My granpappy lived within spitting distance of spams ground but was Spurs through and through, he used to walk past their ground in his old scarf on his way to WHL he said it was the only place in the world where they played the type of football he would pay to watch, I was born in "61" and he tried to convince my mum to call me Harry !! he moved to the midlands in 1956, he took me to my first game in 68 and I was immediately hooked, my son who is now 17 in spurs through and through and I take him to the lane whenever I am home and we can get tickets (not always easy) in 88,89,90 Having been given a company car I went to every away match and many at the lane, I am now working in the UAE and they have great TV coverage here with nearly all EPL games shown live, so I see more spurs games now than I did when I was in the UK Coops as you leave your doors unlocked can I have your address as I need a new telly when I come home :)
totuae
06/03/2014 14:54:00
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As another Ulsterman now settled in Cheshire, my initial hook was the great Danny Blanchflower who was my country's captain. Later it was to be big Pat. The best (non family) day of my life was a game in the 90s at WHL against Southampton before which I had a VIP tour of the gound and dressing-rooms and after mixed with the players and legends in one of the corporate lounges. The worst day was the 87 cup final and losing that unbeaten record, made worse by the fact that my Coventry supporting journo kid brother was interviewing on the pitch at full time. I get MU tickets for Spurs games and the last time at WHL was away with the Manc supporters. Bitter sweet experience.
Love totty
06/03/2014 14:57:00
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Coops, cheers, the responses were what I was hoping for! But you know yourself, there could be someone who would de-rail it's intentions and ask for proof of where we really were and evidence of our tales! I wonder would they not join in to the intentions of the post, or if it would actually benefit them by "gelling" a bit themselves. I'm delighted to hear everyone's story! The club would be too I'm sure! True supporters from around the globe! What would they have thought when they started out on the marshes if they could see us now???
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 15:05:00
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Can post a pic of myself in my speedo's here in the sunshine if you want proof lol that should send em running
totuae
06/03/2014 15:09:00
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Big Ron, love totty, s/ld/d, I had home team seats for the rovers game in tallaght in 2011, but broke security to get to the spurs corner( not difficult), took a few seats with my mates who had travelled over, and just before kick off realised big pat Jennings was sitting behind us. What a fella, we started chatting to him and he had the banter with us the whole match! Sang " kaboul is on fire" " oh when the spurs" etc with the rest of us. Took pics and had a great time! He is one of our legends!
Dublin Hotspur
06/03/2014 15:15:00
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