On This Day In Spurs History: 18th August
1952 – On this day in 1952, Ricky Villa was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having been park of the winning Argentina World Cup squad in 1978, Villa was signed by Spurs, along with his team-mate Ossie Ardiles. Villa played a total of 179 games for Tottenham and scored 25 goals.
Two of those goals were scored in the FA Cup final of 1981. The second of those goals is widely accepted to be the greatest in the history of the competition.
Spurs Quote Of The Day
“We would be perfect for the club. We’d love to. Osvaldo already had a coaching experience there and I’d be eager to do it. It would be a great challenge.” – Ricky Villa in 2003
Spurs In The News: 18th August
The Mirror claims that Dorian Dervite is poised to sign for Villarreal.
Harry tells the Express that he is not a fan of Astroturf.
Paul Wilson of The Guardian agrees that the game should be played on grass.
Young Boys’ Scott Sutter tells The Telegraph that their pitch isn’t much different to White Hart Lane. We’ll see.
Best Of The Web: 18th August
I pick a Manchester City lookalike XI for betting.betfair.
The Spoiler features a picture of some football fans paying more attention to Eva Longoria’s arse than the game.
‘Pies features the greatest football moustaches.