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Claim to Fame: Meeting Les

Posted on 31 August 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

From the picture, you can see a wide smile I shared with Les. It was taken when I saw him at a sports cafe in London during my honeymoon in October '98.

It all happened when my wife and I walked past the cafe and saw a very familiar face having a pool-game. I stopped for a second look but still could not confirm if it was really the 'Great Les'. I was looking at until a stranger walked towards me and said: "It's him! I just got an autograph signed".

Without a second thought, I pulled my wife into the cafe and approached him. I asked if I can have a photo taken with him and to my surprise, Les is a very humble and friendly guy.

He agreed right away. I immediately passed my camera to my wife and there I was, striking a pose with one of the best footballers in the world.

After we had the photo taken, Les even offered me to a plate of chicken-wings on his table.

London was the third destination in my honeymoon after Switzerland and France, but the brief moment I had with Les was the most memorable one throughout my honeymoon.

Thanks Les! For the great time I had and good luck in your footballing career.

Azlina