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My Spurs Debut

The section where we invite Spurs fans to pinpoint their first ever visit to White Hart Lane and detail the players who captured their imagination in those early days. This month Karen Doe, from Littlehampton, takes us back to January, 1996, when she first took her place at White Hart Lane.


Chris Armstrong heads our second goal in the FA Cup replay with Hereford United.


It was my Christmas present and the excitement of opening that envelope and seeing a Spurs ticket almost matched – but not quite – finally attending my first ever game at White Hart Lane.

Well it wasn’t exactly a ticket!  It was a note saying that my parents would exchange this yellow slip for a ticket to the next available match.

My father described my Spurs baptism as a gentle one.  I immediately looked in the back of one of his programmes and saw that our next home games were the visits of Manchester United and City.  But those were passed by and my first would be lowly Hereford United in the FA Cup.

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