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A trawl through the archives in search of old club photographs with a tale to tell.

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These more offbeat pictures of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa in their early days with Spurs were found recently in the archive of our official photographers, Action Images.

They both take us back to July, 1978, when the two Argentinian internationals signed for us after the World Cup was won in their home country. One photograph was taken at our old Cheshunt training ground and the other in the back garden of the temporary Hertfordshire home that they shared.

At the time they became the most photographed footballing pair in this country with a special photocall arranged on the pitch at White Hart Lane following their press conference in a cramped West Stand lounge. Both events pulled in just about every photographer in Fleet Street.



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