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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 Eric Gwyn, from Hoddesdon, takes us back to February, 1969, when he first took his place at White Hart Lane.

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The Morgan twins in July, 1968.


I have always felt a great affinity for winger Roger Morgan. Because my very first game at White Hart Lane was also his home debut.

It is strange in football how often it occurs that a player has the added pressure of making his first start for a new club against his former team mates. Picture Paul Gascoigne, for example, in 1988 when his Spurs debut took him back to Newcastle.

Morgan had just been signed from Queens Park Rangers and so it was off to Loftus Road for his Spurs baptism. It must have been strange for the home fans, and for Roger himself, to find himself playing against his twin Ian and there had been a lot of speculation in advance that Bill Nicholson would sign both.



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