City at The Lane

8 Apr

Is it still allowed to be called The Lane? Who knows. City are coming to N17 though on Tuesday as Champions League returns. Some of us are at the ground with a good number of us at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub just off Paleisstraat in the centre of Amsterdam. See you there.

Give us a follow….

5 Apr

We’re pretty easy to find, but we have more stuff posted on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:

http://www.facebook.com/amsterdamspurs

https://www.instagram.com/amsterdamspurs/

Fanfile – Miguel & Muriel

2 Apr

Names:
Miguel and Muriel Izquierdo

Match in Amsterdam:
HT versus Borussia Dortmund 3 March 2019

Year of Birth:
1985

Where are you from?
Colombia, South America

Where do you live now?
Charlotte, North Carolina

How long have you been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter?
Well, most of my friends have been Tottenham forever, but I’m a recent fan. Maybe a year or two?

Why did you start supporting Tottenham Hotspur?
Because all my friends are Spurs fans, and then Sanchez – the Colombian guy – joined Spurs, so I was like, ‘all right, I guess this is the perfect chance to join the team!’

What was the first game you went to?
Yeah, when they came to US for the summer tour, we went to a national game against Man City (it was not good; we lost 3-0 or 4-1, but it was my first official Spurs game)… and we just went to London for the derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

Who is your all-time favourite player?
Well, you know, I’m a recent Spurs fan, so all my support goes to Sanchez. He’s Colombian, so I’ve got to support him. And I actually got him to sign my jersey about two or three months ago in Tampa

Who is your favourite player currently?
Miguel: I have to say Sanchez again, yep!
Muriel: I like Son; he’s very handsome. And he’s a good player, of course!

What was the best (live) game you went to?
Oh, definitely the derby on Saturday. I mean Tottenham Arsenal, being in England for a Premier League game – it was just awesome. An amazing experience. Absolutely.

What was the best goal you’ve ever seen?
Live? Well, I’ve only ever been to two games, so I guess that penalty at that game we just went to. I mean Spurs Arsenal, at Wembley, that was just great. I mean, we went crazy!

Football’s coming home – Palace in N17

1 Apr

Well at least first team football is returning to N17. Spurs play at their new stadium for the first time, and we’ll be both there in person but for those not lucky enough to be going also at our regular haunt of O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Paleisstraat. They said they would show it especially and it’s carried on Dutch TV with coverage starting at 20:00 on Wednesday. Time to come home folks!

Liverpool away

29 Mar

After a wait we’ll be at O’Reilly’s for the last match before we return to our home in N17. 17:30 for the kick off against Liverpool. No snug this time but we have booked the library. Don’t worry, that’s not the second rate stadium in North London, it’s at the back of O’Reilly’s pub!

See you there #COYS

Liverpool Away

28 Mar

It’s the last match before we go home, and it’s the late kick off on Sunday. We’ll be in O’Reilly’s, likely in the back part of the bar. It’s on Paleisstraat just off Dam Square if you are visiting. See you there.

Fanfile – Spencer & Melissa

13 Mar

Name:
Spencer & Melissa Wolinski

Match in Amsterdam:
Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham – 3 March 2019

Year of Birth:
Spencer 1979; Melissa 1979

Where are you from?
Charlotte, North Carolina

Where do you live now?
Charlotte, North Carolina

How long have you been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter?
Maybe a dozen years.

Why did you start supporting Tottenham Hotspur?
In Charlotte I have a friend who’s British, who’s actually a Liverpool supporter, but he made a joke one day about how I should be a Spurs fan because I’m Jewish. So then I looked into it and kind of thought, ‘Oh, okay. Yeah, that certainly makes sense!’ I mean, growing up, it’s never really been a cool thing to be Jewish… at all. So as soon as I saw that, saw the connection, and the whole ‘Yiddo thing’, it was absolutely meant to be! So that’s it.

What was the first game you went to?
So the first one was in New York. Not in England, but they come over to the States every few years. I think the first game was close to 10 years ago probably. They played the New York Red Bulls and that was good. I feel like it was 2-1 Spurs. I’m pretty sure we won by a goal. Robbie Keane scored… and I don’t remember the rest.

Who is your all-time favourite player?
Gareth Bale. At the time when he first started playing, and he was barely playing and we lost every game when he was playing… You know, I’ve played myself all my life, and so at the time, I was playing left-back and so he was the guy who started playing here and there and he played left-back and he was pretty quick, and I said, I’m kind of digging this guy. I joked, and my friends at home joked with me that I’m like the ‘proud dad’, you know, watching him go that to what he became… I’ve just got this crazy love for the guy! Which I’m sure many other people do. It absolutely broke my heart when he left. I’ve never been more upset with when a player left somewhere. That was just awful.

Who is your favourite player currently?
Spencer: Erik Lamela. Which is controversial, I know. Again, with me playing soccer myself, I feel like I kind of relate to him, a bit. He’s not by any means the best player on the pitch! But when he’s on he’s one hundred percent, constantly. And I’ve kind of got a reputation for always having a yellow card in me… So he’s a pretty chippy player that’s usually going to get in some kind of trouble.

Melissa: Dele Ali because he’s fun to watch. He makes a little bit of trouble and I like that! And he’s pretty good.

What was the best (live) game you went to?
Honestly, I have to say it was the other day – it was Saturday (Tottenham v Arsenal). Just because that was our first time catching them over here. It finished 1-1, which wasn’t three points, but I’ll take it, given the way that it started. We were hoping it would be the new stadium, but it was Wembley. So we’ll definitely be back next season for the new one.

What was the best goal you’ve ever seen?
I’d be tempted to say (David) Bentley’s against Arsenal. Bale had a handful that I like. I remember his one against City, which was the third goal that game (2013) when he chipped the keeper. Actually, Bale again in the San Siro

Can you predict the final score tonight?
1-0 Spurs (actual score: 1-0 Spurs).