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Once Upon: Dave

Posted on 3 September 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).

The morning of the 1967 cup final saw my conversion, aged 7.

Nothing to do with silky skills, glorious football etc.

Simply I was showing distressing signs of becoming a Chelsea supporter (I knew the names of a few of their players). My father explained that supporting Spurs was a family thing and that I had no choice in the matter and that to support anyone else was regarded as high treason within our family.

At the age of 7 I suppose this sort of an arranged marriage and emotional blackmail was a little unfair but at least it saved me from the purgatory of becoming a Chelsea fan or worse!

Dave