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Once Upon A Spur: Steve Flood

Posted on 12 June 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).

I was born in Edmonton in July 1960, and all I can remember is being a Spurs fan.

I have no idea how, or why, I just am. Most people seem to have a "my dad" story, but I don't. I don't even remember my first game. Although, I do remember my friend's dad taking me and my mate to a game that I thought was a first team game, only to find out later that it was a reserve game.

That didn't bother me, just to be there was enough. But when I got home, my dad asked me how we got on, I told him we won 4-0 or something like that. To this day he thinks I took the money and spent it because, of course, Spurs first team were away that day, and got beat.

But I can just remember Greaves playing, I even followed West Ham for two weeks when he left. But really, Glenn Hoddle was who I grew up with. My first son's first words were 'Hoddle'. I have two dogs called Gazza and Hoddle.

I don't believe that there will ever come a time when Hoddle will be surpassed as an individual talent. Gazza, Beckham, whoever, they could not compete with this man.

I just wish there was a video of him, all his skills - if anybody knows of one, Id like to know. I have one from his Monaco days, but not the same.

Anyway, Spurs are part of my life, and even though I now live in Florida, I always plan my trips to London around the Spurs games. I went to two home games this last season, Leicester, and Leeds.

I think whatever happens in the near future, we'll see some great skill at last. Watch young Simon Davies, he reminds me of a young Gazza, I hope Hoddle works with him.