An Evening with Tottenham Legends - Northampton
Updated: Mar 21, 2022
Northampton Park Inn, 31st March 2022. The first ever Superstar Speakers Evening with Tottenham Hotspur Legends.
Join Graham Roberts, Ossie Ardiles and Gary Mabbutt as they meet the Spurs fans of Northamptonshire
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Tottenham Hotspur are one of the nations biggest clubs with a rich history and large global following.
Spurs are 2x League winners, 8x FA Cup Winners 4x League Cup Winners an winners of both the Cup Winners Cup 1963 and the UEFA Cup 1972 and 1984
Their first FA Cup was in 1901 and they became the first ever non-league club to win the trophy. They were the first team in the 20th Century to win the League and FA Cup double (1961), the first British team to win a UEFA Club Competition with their 1963 Cup Winners Cup victory. They were also the first team to win the UEFA Trophy in 1972, making them the first British team to win 2 different European Trophies
Spurs won at least one trophy in every decade between the 1950s and 2000s - an achievement that they share with Manchester United
They are also the joint highest goalscorers in the FA Cup along with Non-League Kettering Town
Superstar Speakers are delighted to celebrate the history of the mighty Tottenham Hotspur with our first ever 'Spurs Legends' event
A real Tottenham Legend. Roberts is beloved by Spurs fans for his heroics in the early 80s and leading Tottenham to winning silverware.
Roberts established himself into the history books with his fearless performance in the 1981 FA Cup Final where he lost his front teeth in a clash, but refused to come of the pitch, putting his body on the line in his quest to win the FA Cup with Tottenham. Roberts played in every game in that years tournament.
The following year Roberts added another FA Cup winners Medal to his collection with Tottenham
Graham Souness considers him to be the hardest player he ever played against
1984 was a career high for Roberts as he played in all 12 of Spurs' UEFA Cup campaign matches and scoring 3 goals on route to the final. In the second leg of the final Roberts was handed the captains armband and lead the team by ferocious example scoring an equalizing goal against Anderlecht and stepping up to score the first penalty.
Roberts as Spurs Captain won the 1984 UEFA Cup
Despite all these honours - Roberts is still fondly remembered for his crunching tackle on Arsenal Hero Charlie Nicholas on New Years Day 1986 - that flattened 'Champagne Charlie' much to the delight of one half of North London
2. Gary Mabbutt
From 1982 to 1998 Gary Mabbutt was a rock in the heart of the Tottenham defence. Mabbutt is beloved among the Spurs fans for his 16 years service to the club which includes 11 years as club captain. His first piece of Silverware with Tottenham was the 1984 UEFA Cup and he stayed on at the club and captained Spurs to the 1991 FA Cup in a victory against Nottingham Forest.
To this day Gary Mabbutt has the second most appearances of all time for Spurs with 611 appearances for the North London Club
Gary Mabbutt's Career was never easy - he started in midfield before srettling into a solid defensive partnership with Richard Gough. He battled through an ongoing issue with diabetes throughout his career, suffered a serious facial injury in 1993 forcing him to wear a corrective mask, broke his leg in 1997 and even scored an own goal in the 1987 FA Cup final, giving Coventry City the win and unwittingly giving his name to the Sky Blues fanzine which us forever known as 'Gary Mabbutt's Knee'
Despite all this Mabbutt has turned it all into a positive - he has earned 16 England caps, is an ambassador for Spurs, a patron of Diabetes UK and an Ambassador for the Princes trust. He was awarded the MBE in 1994
3. Ossie Ardiles
One of the great international talents to have played at White Hart Lane
Ossie spent 10 seasons at Spurs and endeared himself to the Tottenham fans straight away.
Before Joining Spurs, Ossie had won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978, and he brought a level of skill, charm and footballing talent to England that delighted, not only Tottenham Hotspur fans, but the majority of football fans.
Ossie won 2 FA Cups and the UEFA Cup with Spurs as he entered legendary status with the club
Ardiles is a Tottenham Hall of Famer and off the pitch he lent his name to the 1981 FA Cup song 'Ossie's Dream' where he famously mis-pronounced Tottenham 'Tottingham' (albiet on purpose)
he also featured in everyone's favourite football film 'Escape to Victory'
A True icon of the 1980s
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