50 Years Supporting Spurs – A Tribute to SpursSince57 (and others)

BoringOldFan

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#21
I think I've found my spiritual home :grin: .

Actually I'm a youngster compared to some here. My first game was April 24 1971, when I saw them beat Palace 2-0. I suppose I was lucky, because I then went on to see them win the UEFA Cup in 1972 and the League Cup in 1973. And I was also around to enjoy all the early 80s glory.

It's strange to think some on here have never seen Spurs win anything. I hope tat's putto rights this season.
 

GDG

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I'm a SS70, thirty seven years and yet I'm a mere whippersnapper in this thread. Good to see so many who have been supporting the team for so long - this site has a reputation elsewhere for being a site full of young lads, this thread seems to be putting that notion firmly to bed.

Now all we need is for all you old 'uns to get posting and writing columns, sharing some of your memories and reminiscences with the younger members of the site - get stuck in, you might even enjoy it.
 
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I'm a SS70, thirty seven years and yet I'm a mere whippersnapper in this thread. Good to see so many who have been supporting the team for so long - this site has a reputation elsewhere for being a site full of young lads, this thread seems to be putting that notion firmly to bed.

Now all we need is for all you old 'uns to get posting and writing columns, sharing some of your memories and reminiscences with the younger members of the site - get stuck in, you might even enjoy it.
How about "Great Games of the Past" as recalled by the senior members of this site?
 

stevenqoz

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My story has darker overtones. My family are quite evenly split between Spurs and Arsenal. My paternal grandparents actually lived in Avenal Road which backs on to Highbury. My parents split in 1960, and I stayed with mum who was from the Spurs supporting part of the family. I saw the cup finals against Leicester and Burnley on tv at my future step dads house and was hooked on the side of good. In 1963 I went to the Arsenal v Spurs evening match and sat on my uncles shoulders the whole match which we watched from the clock end. One of the first games I saw at Spurs was the same two sides in a reserve game in which Bobby Smith fell over, sat on the ball and burst it:)
It just goes to show how close I came to to being on the red side of the world but god stepped in to save me.
 

TheChosenOne

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My story has darker overtones. My family are quite evenly split between Spurs and Arsenal. My paternal grandparents actually lived in Avenal Road which backs on to Highbury. My parents split in 1960, and I stayed with mum who was from the Spurs supporting part of the family. I saw the cup finals against Leicester and Burnley on tv at my future step dads house and was hooked on the side of good. In 1963 I went to the Arsenal v Spurs evening match and sat on my uncles shoulders the whole match which we watched from the clock end. One of the first games I saw at Spurs was the same two sides in a reserve game in which Bobby Smith fell over, sat on the ball and burst it:)
It just goes to show how close I came to to being on the red side of the world but god stepped in to save me.
I know what you mean Steve, when we lived down the round in Stoke Newington, my old man used take walk me up Church Street on those foggy winter evening through Clissold Park and into the Devil's lair, not only for Arsenal games but England under 21's and if I remember Football League representative games a night or two before cup finals. I saw the light and wound my way up the the real North London lights of WHL.
 
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Just a footnote for the dying embers of this thread. Thanks to all of those who posted their memories -- I thought it made great reading. CosmicHotspur --loved the photo! In case any of your wondering TheChosenOne's comment about SS57 turns out to be an attempt at humor for which I'll forgive him because of his subsequent post and shared memory. I have it straight from the original source that SS57 has indeed been supporting Spurs for fifty years. He tells me he is writing some articles about Spurs legends, so all look out for those. And I'll keep looking out for any more memories that you chose to post about the great history and tradition of this great club of ours.
 
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My first game live was in 1962, although I saw the final in 62 on t.v. since then Spurs have been in my heart and mind every day and I have loved every minute, we have been lucky enough to have seen many great players and Glory days and they will be more to come, I believe that under M.J. GLORY GLORY DAYS are on there way back.
 

TheChosenOne

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Just a footnote for the dying embers of this thread. Thanks to all of those who posted their memories -- I thought it made great reading. CosmicHotspur --loved the photo! In case any of your wondering TheChosenOne's comment about SS57 turns out to be an attempt at humor for which I'll forgive him because of his subsequent post and shared memory. I have it straight from the original source that SS57 has indeed been supporting Spurs for fifty years. He tells me he is writing some articles about Spurs legends, so all look out for those. And I'll keep looking out for any more memories that you chose to post about the great history and tradition of this great club of ours.
Don't do "attempts" :roll:

Anyhow fair play to the feller. "50 years"
Me sitting at fifty one yrs old only having 43 years must make me a lightweight. However, I will put together something from a game here or there, its about getting the right one down that people might well be interested in though so it may be some time soon.
 
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#30
SS72 here (approx 7 years old at that time)

First game wa actually an away game at QPR (Ralph Coates et al) don't rememebr the exact year but still have the prgram somewhere. I think as a South Londoner living in Richmond QPR were my closest option. I'm sure we lost 2-1.

First home game was ManU a season or two later, which I think we also lost 2-1 but the atmosphere was unbelievable. I went in on my own because we had to buy a ticket from a tout and could only afford one. I was a little lad and the blokes whp saw me standing at the back of the old bottom tier of what was the west stand lifted me all the way to the front and sat me above the old glass tunnel where the players came out.

The games a blur but the memory of crowd, noise, atmosphere is still vivid.
 
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