On This Day In Spurs History: 16th August

1980 – On this day in 1980, Spurs started the season with a 2-0 win over the reigning European champions Nottingham Forest. Glenn Hoddle scored the opening goal from the penalty spot, before Garth Crooks grabbed a debut goal to double our lead.

Spurs Quote Of The Day: 16th August

“Tottenham is a disgrace. The commentary position is set low to the right of the payers’ tunnel. The camber of the playing surface means you can’t tell if a foul is committed inside or outside the penalty area. You can’t see at least one, and usually two, of the corner flags.” – BBC commentator Alan Green.

Spurs In The News: 16th August

The Sun reckons we have put in a £12m bid for Loic Remy.

The Mirror claims that we are now in pole position to sign Craig Bellamy.

The Daily Star thinks that the Welsh forward will go to Cardiff on loan.

In The Daily Mail, Heurelho Gomes gets excited about the Champions League.

Harry complains to The Guardian that Manchester City won’t do business with Spurs.

Best Of The Web: 16th August

‘Pies features Newcastle’s players trying to recreate the spirit of Phillipe Albert by growing moustaches.

Dirty Tackle examines the chances of Diego Maradona becoming the next Villa boss.

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