Any suggestion that midfielder Oyvind Leonhardsen was prone to a bout of the so-called ‘Second Season Syndrome’ would be an unfair misdiagnosis of the hard-working Norwegian’s predicament.
After a fast-starting spell at Liverpool, where his first season was undoubtedly his most productive, he arrived at Spurs during the summer of 1999 as manager George Graham began reconstituting his squad following the League Cup triumph against Leicester City.
Again he enjoyed a successful first term but a series of injuries bedevilled his tenure in the two seasons that followed.
Born on August 17, 1970, in Kristiansund, Norway, ‘Leo’ already had......
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