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Cover Story With George Robb

Our players have always been front page news – as John Fennelly’s new series on magazines from the past clearly illustrates. This month: GEORGE ROBB

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George Robb is a unique and interesting character in that he successfully combined two high level careers and was an amateur when he made a goalscoring Spurs debut at Charlton Athletic in December, 1951.

 

Born at Finsbury Park, Robb was playing for Finchley when he was invited to sign amateur forms at White Hart Lane in 1944. A sophisticated and intelligent man who wanted a life outside the game, he trained as a schoolmaster after serving in the Royal Navy.

Yet his love of football plus his undoubted talent on the wing saw him also become a regular England international at amateur level. Robb was genuinely two-footed, robust and strong. He worked hard out wide, being both direct and pacy, and Spurs manager Arthur Rowe was determined to add the Master to our professional ranks.



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