On This Day In Spurs History: 17th August

1970 – On this day in 1970, Oyvind Leonhardsen was born. Signed from Liverpool in 1999, Leonhardsen played 72 games for the club and scored 11 goals.

1996 – On this day in 1996, Spurs won their opening game of the season away at Blackburn 2-0. Chris Armstrong scored both the goals, but the game was marred by an injury to Gary Mabbutt, who broke his leg, ruling him out of action for the whole season.

Spurs Quote Of The Day

“Tottenham Hotspur’s greatest player. David would kick his own grandmother in his burning ambition to win tackles and games.” – Brian Clough on Dave Mackay.

Spurs In The News: 17th August

Marseille will pay £10m for Pavlyuchenko, says The Sun.

But the Daily Star thinks Stuttgart will offer £9m.

Michael Dawson tells The Mirror that he want to play against Lionel Messi in the Champions League.

While Harry tells the paper about his European excitement and is rewarded with a cheeky headline.

The Daily Mail reckons that Juventus are ready to take Jermaine Jenas on loan.

The Telegraph looks at our last European Cup outing against Benfica.

The Independent catches up with Spurs fan and Young Boys star, Scott Sutter.

Best Of The Web: 17th August

At The Spoiler, Lionel Messi tweets about Ashley Young.

More Icelandic goal celebrations at Dirty Tackle.

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