I Confess: Kissing shirts
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).
I got into WHL free twice in the 1985-1986 season by walking up to the old ticket office just inside the west stand gates and telling them I was Glenn Hoddle's brother and he'd left a ticket for me. I don't know why they believed me but it worked both times - the seats were in the west lower.
The first time I did it was just for a joke (I was supposed to be standing with my mates in the Park Lane) and I couldn't believe it worked. The second time was just to see if the first was a fluke! And I look nothing like Glenn Hoddle...
I am not sure that this is a confession as such but here goes...
I went on a tour of the Lane. I went round all the usual places took photos etc. On arrival to the dressing room I could see all the shirts hanging up on the pegs ready for the forthcoming match which was going to be played on the Monday night.
I felt a sudden urge to kiss Stevie Carr's shirt being a hero of mine etc. I thought no more about it till I was watching the game on Sky that Monday night. I watched in horror as Stevie scored an own goal in that match.
So I feel partly responsable for that in a stupid way. Sorry Stevie I promise that if I am ever lucky enough to do that again I won't be kissing anyone's shirts ever again.