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I confess: Final for a quid

Posted on 28 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 Ray Hockley, Upminster

I managed to get in to the ‘81 FA Cup Final (original) against Man City for one pound!

I turned up at Wembley without a ticket, and couldn't afford to pay the £150 they were being touted for. I can't tell you how I got in, because it might still get someone into trouble, suffice to say you could never use the method today (and not because 1 pound notes or Wembley don't exist any more!).

You will be pleased to know that I queued (like everyone else) for four and a half hours on the Sunday for the replay ticket. As I was behind the goal which Ricky Villa scored in, it was worth the wait…