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THFC fanfile – Lee

5 Mar

Name: Lee Illing

Year of Birth: 1976

Match in Amsterdam: Tottenham v Arsenal – 2 March 2019

Where are you from?
Originally from Tottenham, Lordship Lane.

Where do you live now?
Leicester

How long have you been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter?
Since 1976. All my life! No choice, mate.

Why did you start supporting Tottenham Hotspur?
Family. Tottenham. Dad. That’s it mate, all the way. I’m a glutton for punishment!

What was the first game you went to?
Tottenham v Liverpool in 1982. We won 2-0, Steve Archibald scored both goals. I still remember it…

Who is your all-time favourite player?
If I was to go all the way back, all the way back to my favourite player when I was a kid growing up, everyone liked Glenn Hoddle… but I was probably Gary Mabbutt all the way through.

Who is your favourite player currently?
I’m going to say Winksy [Harry Winks]. I love him. I just think he’s brilliant. He’s comes through the ranks, he’s a proper player. He’s one of our own, in’ he? When he plays for England, I love him as well. I reckon he’ll get the perfect hat-trick one day, and I’ll be there. Love it!

What was the best (live) game you went to?
Best game ever? 3-1 Arsenal, ’91. Gascoigne 1, Lineker 2. I was there!

What was the best goal you’ve ever seen?
Glenn Hoddle against Oxford [United in 1986/87], his last goal.

THFC fanfile – Another Simon

16 Feb

Name: Simon Wilson

Year of Birth: 1983

Match in Amsterdam: Tottenham v Leicester City – 10 February 2019

Where are you from?
Arudel, West Sussex

Where do you live now?
Bruce Grove, Tottenham

How long have you been a Tottenham Hotspur supporter?
Since I was about 7 years old.

Why did you start supporting Tottenham Hotspur?
I was originally a ‘glory supporter’ in 1991, basically, when we won the cup… and that was when I was electing a team, when I lived down South. Mainly because of Gazza and Lineker. Yeah, so you could’ve called me a glory supporter back in the day but not so much now.

What was the first game you went to?
Spurs v Portsmouth (at White Hart Lane about 10 years ago or so). I didn’t start going to games until much later on. But when I was living in Bournemouth, I used to drive up and down and try to see every game and build up as many loyalty points as possible. But the second game I ever went to was the 9-1 against Wigan).

Who is your all-time favourite player?
It’s a bit of a random one, but I like Jermain Defoe. I’m a big JD fan―a massive, massive JDF fan! I’ve met him a couple of times and he’s a lovely bloke as well.

Who is your favourite player currently?
Currently… I’ve got to go with Harry Kane. How can you not? He’s one of our own.

What was the best (live) game you went to?
That’s a tough one because I’ve been to a few decent games. I would say, for me, a couple of years ago, when we played Chelsea and we beat them 2-0… and you remember when Dele Alli was running along and he jumped into the crowd, well if you look closely enough, you’ll see me jump in and grab hold of Dele Alli, so yeah, that one sticks out in my mind because of the celebrations for the first goal.

What was the best goal you’ve ever seen?
Harry Kane’s one against Arsenal, when he curled it top-bins after they recovered the ball just off the by-line. Yeah, that one was on my birthday as well, so extra special.

Champions League Double Header, Dortmund and Real Madrid

12 Feb

Both our favourite clubs are playing tomorrow, Ajax host Real Madrid at the ArenA and Spurs host Dortmund at Wembley. A bunch of folks are going to both games so look out for any of our flags flying around. For those not going, we’ll be in the snug bar in O’Reilly’s, just off Dam Square, for a kick off at 21:00. We’re reliably informed that both games will be watchable from the same spot so a good place to catch them.