Les Ferdinand up against Derby's Lee Carsley in August, 1997.
When my dad came home from work and told my brother and I that he’d managed to get tickets for a Spurs game, it was like my birthday and Christmas had come at once!
Appropriately enough, I was sat at the dining room table wearing my newly-bought Spurs away shirt – my brother Jamie had the home one – when dad came barging in with the exciting news. That’s one of my most vivid childhood memories actually and the fact that I felt the need to get up and run energetically about the place, accidentally knocking over a lamp in the process, showed just how much it meant to me to be able to see our team in live action for the first time!
I was 13 years old back then, Jamie would have been 16, and we were a sporty family. We’d often go out to watch our local rugby team and we’d also been known to enjoy a sunny afternoon or two at the cricket, but we’d never been to a major live sporting event like a Premier League game before.
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