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Spurs fans talk about...opening day and Old Trafford

Posted on 8 August 2015  - 08:08

There was only one place to start when we asked fans for their opinions this week...


We asked for memories of opening day and trips to Old Trafford.

Here's what our supporters had to say...

Paul Hutchens, Kernow (Conwall) Spurs
"My biggest memory of a first game of the season would be the 1994-95 season away at Sheffield Wednesday, a 4-3 win and Jurgen Klinsmann scoring on his debut with the iconic 'dive' celebration. This was copied on playing fields for months at my school and started a roller-coaster season. Memories of Old Trafford have mostly been disappointing ones. Kernow Spurs went to the game last season and are hoping for a better result this year. Although a memory that does stick out is Pedro Mendes' long range 'goal' that wasn't given, despite it being a couple of clear yards over the line!"

Des Conway, Athlone Spurs
"Jurgen Klinsmann's debut versus Sheffield Wednesday was a cracking game. Gareth Bale;s goal at Old Trafford in 2012 was one of the defining moments of what was to come from one of the best players I have ever seen in lilywhite."


Barry Graham, Glasgow Spurs
"A couple of opening days stick in my mind - the win at West Ham last season because it was a late, late winner by Dier when we were down to 10 men and hadn't played particularly well and the victory at home to Liverpool in 2009 - and especially that screamer from Assou-Ekotto - as it set the tone for that great season in which we qualified for the Champions League. For years Old Trafford was just a write-off for us, so the 3-2 win there in September 2012 was hugely symbolic and wonderfully unexpected. There was the joy of Dempsey making it 3-1 early in the second half, then despair as United instantly pulled one back. I was convinced then that United were bound to not just equalise, but win it, given there was so much time left. But somehow we held on for a famous win."