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White Hart World - Sean Wall

Posted on 4 May 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).

Sean Wall follows Spurs' fortunes from far flung Jakarta and is the latest in a long line of global fans

PERSONAL
Name: Sean Patrick Wall

Age: 39

Lives: Jakarta, Indonesia

ABOUT SPURS
Why do you support Spurs?

My brother supported CFC and I hated them - Jimmy Greaves.

Have you been to White Hart Lane - if so what's your favourite memory of the visit?

Probably near to 1000 games in 30 years! Favourite game was UEFA Cup final and any Alfie Conn performance.

How do you keep in touch with Spurs news?

Spurs News, Internet (legend etc) and regular calls to the Slough Crew.

Who is your favourite current player?

Mauricio Taricco

What about a former favourite?

Jimmy Greaves, Al;fie Conn, Glenn Hoddle, Jimmy Neighbour, Pat Jennings, Terry Naylor, Alan Gilzean, Graham Roberts, Ossie and Ricky, Cyril Knowles.


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT...

Our newcomers Sergei, Neil and Ben

Sullivan is a good buy. Rebrov is class but needs to prove. Ben needs to learn from GG like Steven Carr has.

Who should we try to sign next?

Sol Campbell

Our targets for the season?

Beat Arsenal.

The new away kit

Got it - Love it.

The Spurs website

Much better - is there a full facts site with all the games from all the years etc?

MORE FROM SEAN...

My name is Sean Wall and I have supported spurs since I was about 9. I was taken to a game by a spurs fan - THFC v Chelsea in 69ish - the score was 1-1 and I was hooked.

My memory of the game was the basket type fence topping that I was looking through. I then started to seriously follow the boys around 72-3 - I remember a rainy Saturday v Carlisle where we had around 13,000 and was shocked at the low gate.

I used to have two paper rounds and would need (from memory) 30p from Slough (my hometown) to Paddington return - then around 14p to Seven Sisters on the underground and then 4p on the 159 or 259 or sometimes I walked.

I went for about two years on a shoestring and then started work at 16. Highlights were the Leeds 4-2 game and the Chelsea victory to send them down.

This meant I started to see games regularly and we built up a large Slough Crew, but we always had problems with the Chelsea Crew as Slough has a large following of Chelsea fans. They had low crowds though.

Memories from the late seventies were the second division and attending nearly all the games that year - Brighton and Southampton away were highlights.

Unfortunately for me I got married and attended sporadically during the early eighties although the Cup finals were a must - the UEFA Cup home and away were brilliant. I was a steward for the Coventry final and had Ricky Villa sign my arm - which was broken playing footie.

As I was playing seriously for the next few years I attended as many as possible.

In 93 I moved to Bahrain, then Oman in 95, then Dubai in 97 and I am now in Jakarta, Indonesia - there are many MU fans here but I am slowly changing them. I try to attend one or two games a season when I am home.

Anyhow I am online and watching as many of the matches on Indonesian TV as possible. My son David lives in England and is a member - my youngest, Brendon, has the new kits every time and loves Spurs!