I was just 14 and it was Boxing Day. My Christmas present was my first ever game at White Hart Lane and now, heading into retirement, it all seems like yesterday.
We lived in Hoddesdon at the time but both my parents came from Tottenham and the family had always been Spurs supporters. My father and his two brothers would always meet up at pub near the ground at lunchtime on a Saturday when there was a home game but he had to forgo this ritual this time because I would have had to be left outside.
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