Tom James Morewood - Spurs Fan

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Tom James Morewood

Spurs Fan

I used to get my parents to talk my grandparents into letting me go to watch the football instead of going to Sunday school.
— Tom James Morewood

FATC: What made you first fall in love with football? 

TJM: From a young age i used to have to go to Sunday school and i hated it. My grandparents insisted that we went. I used to get my parents (whom was involved in our local football team) to talk my grandparents into letting me go to watch the football instead of going to Sunday school. Not only did football get me out of something that i disliked so much, It also allowed my obsession with the game to grow. 

FATC: How did you come to support Spurs? 

TJM: I was a Massive Gary Lineker fan.

FATC: What are your earliest football memories? 

TJM: Partly my answer to the first question. I used to love going to watch our local men's Sunday league team. All of the kids would flick between watching the game and playing football behind the goal. (probably where i learnt to curse at a young age!!) Also Italia 90 was massive for me and is still my favourite ever World cup.

FATC:  What is the hardest thing about being a Spurs fan? 

TJM: The frustration of not winning trophies would be the worst I think. Being the nearly team has become very frustrating but it still beats our mid table mediocrity that we've suffered in the nineties and the noughties.

FATC:  What is the best thing about being a Spurs fan? 

TJM: I'm proud of our history. the players that we've had over the years, Blanchflower, Greaves. Peters, Gascoigne, Lineker, Hoddle, Waddle to name a few. Our current crop is something to be proud of too. We've got a serious chance of winning trophies and we've kept our wages and spending down to a minimum and still been able to bring in and keep world class players.

FATC: What is your favourite football memory? 

TJM: Tottenham 4-4 Aston Villa. 125 years anniversary game. It took us just under 4 hours to get to the stadium from where i live. Traffic was horrendous as soon as we hit London and made it in to the lane with 5 mins to spare. When we were 4-1 down we were going to make an exit to beat the traffic. Was i glad we stayed until the end!! The ground erupted when Kaboul got our 4th goal in stoppage time.

FATC: What is your worst football memory? 

TJM: Leicester City 3-2 Tottenham. F.A cup. Freezing cold night, In the Leicester end. We were 2-0 up at half time and cruising. Worst thing was that i worked with a load of Leicester City fans at the time and was texting them when we was winning. There's a lesson to be learnt in there somewhere.

FATC:  Who is your favourite Spurs player of all time? 

TJM: I know I said Lineker was the reason i supported Spurs but Paul Gascoigne was special.

FATC:  Who is your favourite non-Spurs player of all time? 

TJM: Zinedine Zidane - he made it all look so easy.

FATC: Ricky Villa or Ossie Ardiles?

TJM: Ossie. Lovely little footballer. Another one that made the game look easy. So good they produced a song for him! HAHA!

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