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Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments: 100

Posted on 14 August 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).

Welcome to the first of our new series Your 100 Greatest Spurs Moments, a collection of memories from you, the fans.

We intend to run the series every Wednesday through the season.

Number 100: Tottenham v Newcastle United, League Cup, 1976

BIG PAT'S GREAT SAVE

Legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings made many memorable saves in his Spurs career - but one sticks in the mind of Lee Parsons.

It came in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final against Newcastle United at the Lane in January 1976. We won that leg 1-0 but, unfortunately, lost out at St James Park.

Lee tells the story of his Greatest Spurs Moment:

"My greatest memory as a young Spurs fan would have to be my hero Pat Jennings' fabulous save in the semi-final of the League Cup against Newcastle in the 70's. The game was shown as highlights on Sportsnight and as I recall Spurs won 1-0 but lost the second leg at St.James Park. The moment came as Newcastle attacked, the ball fell to Tommy Craig who caught the ball left-footed on the volley in the area. Jennings was alert to the danger and came off his line quickly and as the ball flew towards him he palmed it over the bar and was hit backwards into a roll by the velocity of the shot. Absolutely fantastic from Spurs greatest keeper and the world's!"

Pat, still coaching the keepers at Spurs Lodge, also remembers his save well.

"Yes, I remember that one," he said. "And the fact that people have written in about it makes it all the more special."

Listen to Pat's recollection of the save byclicking hereor onto the audio link above.

Look out for out next Greatest Spurs Moment, coming next week...

This is not a countdown of your greatest moments in descending order according to votes - numbers 100-10 are being picked at random from all of the memories collected. However, we will publish the top 10 most popular moments in terms of votes when we reach that stage of the series...