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Once Upon - Barry Howorth

Posted on 11 November 2002  - 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).

Well, it's all my uncle Fred's fault. He took my cousin Terry and I to WHL in 1958 to see Spurs v Everton. Spurs ran out 10-4 winners - I didn't know whether to cheer every goal or feel sorry for the goalie.

Things have changed since then, they can do it any time and I promise I won't feel sorry at all. I was there at every home game possible throughout the sixties and although I moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1969 I have never lost the love for THFC.

By the way, I still have most of the important programmes in mint condition. It hasn't been easy surrounded by mostly MU and Liverpool fans, but my car number plate reads SPURS and that personal plate is mine as long as I live in Winnipeg.

I do get down to the Lane on my visits to England. Being an Edmonton boy it's close to home. We moved out to Potters Bar when I was nine and my brother and dad still live there.

Usually get tickets in the West Stand, my most memorable match on my visits was the 2-1 win over arsenal in 1995 - a real nailbiter, also in 1998 against Newcastle when they showed the Grand National at half time and my brother in law and I won a hundred quid.

We won the game too, ya'can't beat that. C'MON U SPURS - Canadian Spur signing off.

Barry Howorth